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Bitdefender: suspicious connection blocked involving Firefox - signature-2.cdn.mozilla.net

Each morning, when I first cold boot my computer, the moment I open my Firefox browser, I receive numerous (10+) identical error messages from Bitdefender: Suspicious con… (read more)

Each morning, when I first cold boot my computer, the moment I open my Firefox browser, I receive numerous (10+) identical error messages from Bitdefender:

Suspicious connection blocked: Feature: Online Threat Prevention

firefox.exe attempted to establish a connection relying on an unmatching security certificate to content-signature-2.cdn.mozilla.net. We blocked the connection to keep your data safe since the used certificate was issued for a different web address than the targeted one.

Question: Is this ACTUALLY coming from Firefox? If so, please match your security certificates! If that's impossible due to a technical issue, then please email me your confirmation so that I can add an exception to Bitdefender.

Question: If it's not coming from Firefox, please email me, letting me know what additional system information you require so that we can get to the bottom of who/what is masquerading as Firefox while attempting to establish an unauthorized Internet connection from my computer.

HP Envy laptop, Windows 10 OS, latest update.

This has been occurring for several months.

Thank you for your time.

Asked by swamper 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 weeks ago

Print dialog: Odd behaviors with drop-down lists

When I try to print, the drop-downs in the dialog for selecting the printer, page size, etc. look rather bizarre. The choices in each drop-down have missing letters. If… (read more)

When I try to print, the drop-downs in the dialog for selecting the printer, page size, etc. look rather bizarre. The choices in each drop-down have missing letters. If I then hover the mouse over the list of choices, they appear normally.

This occurs with both Firefox and Thunderbird. It does not seem to happen with other applications (MS Office, etc.)

Attached are images to illustrate this, before and after mouse hover.

Any suggestions?

Asked by Birdbrain 1 month ago

Last reply by em 1 month ago

"Cached Web Content (528 KB)" ??? Arrrgghhh!

Firefox Browser 92.0 (64-bit) I go to Firefox "Preferences", I click "Privacy & Security", 1 SCREENSHOT: I scroll to "Cookies and Site Data", It is written "Your st… (read more)

Firefox Browser 92.0 (64-bit)

I go to Firefox "Preferences", I click "Privacy & Security",

1 SCREENSHOT: I scroll to "Cookies and Site Data", It is written "Your stored cookies, site data, and cache are currently using 528 KB of disk space. Learn more", I click the button "Clear Data..."

2 SCREENSHOT: a pop up window appears with 2 check boxes: "Cookies and Site Data (0 bytes)" and "Cached Web Content (528 KB) Will require websites to reload images and data" I check both boxes and press clear,

3 SCREENSHOT: another pop-up window appears "Clear all cookies and site data - Selecting ‘Clear Now’ will clear all cookies and site data stored by Firefox. This may sign you out of websites and remove offline web content." I click "Clear Now" and nothing happens...

4 SCREENSHOT: it is still written "Cookies and Site Data - Your stored cookies, site data, and cache are currently using 528 KB of disk space."

HELP!!! I keep clearing over and over and it will not go to zero? It stays at (528K)? Please help me fix this annoying problem.

Asked by joecrowley2 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

I don't even know how to solve this in about:config

In previous versions, I could open an image within the same tab, now you can only open it in a new tab and if it's on a malware site, tough luck. Also, for one Firefox pr… (read more)

In previous versions, I could open an image within the same tab, now you can only open it in a new tab and if it's on a malware site, tough luck. Also, for one Firefox process there used to be a single window in the taskbar, now it's one for each tab, and that's completely pointless.

Asked by shadowfaction97 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Am unable to log into online banking which i have been using for a long time, Message says Your browser is outdated. I Urgently need to make a payment by 2pm. Am not very computer literate. Kindly assist, thank you e

Am unable to log into my online banking which i have used successfully for several years. msg says YOUR BROWSER IS OUTDATED. I urgently need to make a payment. At 70, I a… (read more)

Am unable to log into my online banking which i have used successfully for several years. msg says YOUR BROWSER IS OUTDATED. I urgently need to make a payment. At 70, I am not very computer literate and do not understand all the terms and acronyms. Kindly assist, thanks

Asked by sharleenb 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Menu spacing on Firefox 92.0

Doing a search for this change provides hundreds of topics and thousands of folks complaining about the added spaces between menu items and no real solution. I found one … (read more)

Doing a search for this change provides hundreds of topics and thousands of folks complaining about the added spaces between menu items and no real solution. I found one that entails making changes to the chrome file and proton, I tried this and it doesn't work for me and I shouldn't have to make changes to files in the first place. If anyone from the development team is listening, I know you had to satisfy those using touch screens, but how about making it easy for us to change the spacing a bit tighter. Many of us have lots of bookmarks and find we now have to scroll to find the ones at the bottom, then go to the top again to select "open in......". Could you add a simple toggle, "wide menu spacing or close menu spacing"? Anything that worked on version 89 or 90, does not work now. Please, this really is frustrating

Asked by ezdays 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

How to Advise Mozilla that Capricious Changes to FireFox Interface are Unwelcome!

How to Advise Mozilla that Capricious Changes to FireFox Interface are Unwelcome! Perhaps some like change for its own sake. Many just want to use a browser to get work d… (read more)

How to Advise Mozilla that Capricious Changes to FireFox Interface are Unwelcome!

Perhaps some like change for its own sake. Many just want to use a browser to get work done.

I am Reticent to Upgrade FireFox because I now expect something To Change, To Break, I don't want the look and feel to change when I want to get work done! I want security fixes but broken features and a rearranged interface hinders the use of a browser.

Continuity is key to smooth use of a Browser. Moving menus, changing tabs, rearranging features, dumbing down menu titles is most unwelcome.

I particularly don't want browser interface changes intended for a tablet or pad for use on a desktop or laptop computer.

Changes to the Appearance should be OPT IN not OPT OUT.

Dave

Asked by mr.speedlight 1 month ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 month ago

"Send Tab to Device" missing from right-click menu

I normally use Firefox Beta. Ever since upgrading to v92 the option to Send Tab to Device has been missing when I right-click on a tab. I've downloaded other versions of … (read more)

I normally use Firefox Beta. Ever since upgrading to v92 the option to Send Tab to Device has been missing when I right-click on a tab. I've downloaded other versions of Firefox and the issue seems to follow me out of Beta and into the regular release. I've seen other people having issues with syncing and sending tabs between devices as of late, but no one seemed to be completely missing the option to do so.

Asked by vtardiff 3 months ago

Last reply by AliAardvark 1 month ago

ive just lost all my tabs and settings repeatedly

since yr last update i have lost all my tabs, settings, and pinned tabs, what is happening can you help me stabilize this and i can not get any o\lfd them back from histo… (read more)

since yr last update i have lost all my tabs, settings, and pinned tabs, what is happening can you help me stabilize this and i can not get any o\lfd them back from history as every time i open firefox, a second window opens and then keep cycling thru all the pasty websites i have visited and i cant stop it

Asked by Kevin Borg 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Firefox Updates

My personal computer in 'About Firefox" now shows the message 'Updates disabled by your systems administrator'. It's my machine; I'm the administrator but it won't allow … (read more)

My personal computer in 'About Firefox" now shows the message 'Updates disabled by your systems administrator'. It's my machine; I'm the administrator but it won't allow me to update Firefox. Current Version 92.01 running on Windows 7 (64-bit)

Asked by t.zuchowski 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

weather location

I have recently been unable to change the default location of my weather to Red Deer. It comes up as Fort Sask and I have not even been there! I have had Geek Squad and B… (read more)

I have recently been unable to change the default location of my weather to Red Deer. It comes up as Fort Sask and I have not even been there! I have had Geek Squad and Best buy look into this for me and even they, after uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox have been unable to change this. Can you assist please?

Asked by walsh313 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Absurd amounts of RAM used

I used to be able to run Firefox without problems, but after updating to Monterey beta 8, I started getting pop-ups from MacOS telling me to force close programs. Firefox… (read more)

I used to be able to run Firefox without problems, but after updating to Monterey beta 8, I started getting pop-ups from MacOS telling me to force close programs. Firefox is using upwards of 30GBs of ram and swap on my 8GB M1 Macbook Air.

Measuring using about:memory spits out the following:

Main Process (pid 2140) Explicit Allocations

25,429.92 MB (100.0%) -- explicit ├──24,686.22 MB (97.08%) ── heap-unclassified ├─────472.45 MB (01.86%) -- heap-overhead │ ├──415.69 MB (01.63%) ── bookkeeping │ └───56.76 MB (00.22%) ++ (2 tiny) └─────271.25 MB (01.07%) ++ (31 tiny)

How do I limit the amount of RAM Firefox uses?

Asked by kresselia 1 month ago

Last reply by Bithiah 1 month ago

Can't rollback from Firefox 91 to 89.

Win10 with what was Firefox 89. I had already disabled the Proton UI on this installation, because it is horrible. Today Firefox decided to update to version 91. All of t… (read more)

Win10 with what was Firefox 89. I had already disabled the Proton UI on this installation, because it is horrible. Today Firefox decided to update to version 91. All of the Proton UI junk is back. I tried disabling it again, but nothing worked. Doing a web search, it appears that Mozilla has disabled the ability to turn off Proton.

I then set about to rollback the installation back to version 89. I found a Mozilla link on this, went to their ftp server and downloaded the installation files for the last version of 89. The installation went normally, but when I opened Firefox afterwards, a little box popped up saying something to the effect of "To keep your History and Bookmarks from possibly being corrupted, Firefox must create new user profile." I exited out of this and Firefox didn't start. I attempted to restart Firefox again and the same box popped up again. The only way to get past it was to click the accept button.

I did so and Firefox started. This was clearly not version 89. As the UI is junk, it took several minutes to find out that this was now the latest version of 92!!!! I'm absolutely positive that I downloaded the correct file. When I look through the update history, it doesn't even show todays version 89 installation as happening. What a piece of junk.

I then spent 20 minutes figuring out how to revert back to my user profile, not the new one that it had created for me. I then did some research on what had happened. Well it turns out that you can't actually rollback Firefox, despite what Mozilla says. For a while they have added "downgrade protection" which automatically creates the new user profile and stops your old profile from being accessed by it. So unless you want to figure out how to spend a hundred hours reconstructing bookmarks, passwords, settings, etc. it actually isn't possible to rollback Firefox. Doesn't this violate some Microsoft rules about being able to uninstall versions of software from within Windows? If you try to do this with Firefox and go back to a previous version it blows everything up.

Does anyone know how to actually rollback Firefox to a previous version, so that Proton can be disabled?

Asked by jack.hidley 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago