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ChromeExtMalware.store

I have been trying to undo a hacking problem for quite a while. I am using Kaspersky Cloud Security, looking for unusual (hard to really say what that is) network and ap… (read more)

I have been trying to undo a hacking problem for quite a while. I am using Kaspersky Cloud Security, looking for unusual (hard to really say what that is) network and app activity and making apps ask before running or using the network. I saw an event reported by K that had a bunch of versions of various browsers, one of which was Safari that I never have used. I asked them but then realized that was just something that edge or K tacked on to identify somethnig else.

However, I did notice that Chrome was being used, apparently by edge, as my browser. My understanding is that chrome is used a lot by hackers for various things. I'd rather not use it. That's why I installed Firefox.

So I did a search of my pc for "chrome" and up came the thing in the title of this question: ChromExtMalware.store. I was fairly surpised that it would actually be called that. But I did find by searching the web that it's malware.

beyond that, several other things came up, chrome.nm-server-v2.manifest.json, same thng without the v2, plugins.chrome.manifest.

So apparently I not only use edge but chrome.

Can anyone tell me whether I simply do not understand how this is all structured and its all fairly safe, or, if it lookw like i'm right nd something is fishy, is there reason to imagine that Firefox will make it easier to control these things?

thanks for taking a moment to look this over. I really do need some guidance, so if you are willing but you need more info, please reply and request it.

Note: The image and issue, if the image uploads, is not on this PC. It is on my Microsoft Surface. This machine has problems as well, but I haven't not see that here - yet. So the shared configuration is for this pc.

Asked by rabidbilly 13 minutes ago

Date format

I am part of a charity organisation which is using Google Drive to store records in the "cloud" and a means of multiple members accessing those files. A form has been cre… (read more)

I am part of a charity organisation which is using Google Drive to store records in the "cloud" and a means of multiple members accessing those files. A form has been created which needs a date to be entered. The form was created by another person with a drop down calendar or by entering the date using dd/mm/yyyy. When I open the form through Google Drive on my computer using Firefox (my browser of choice)the drop down calendar does not operate and the date is formatted MM/DD/YYYY. Through "Options" on the home page the language is set to English (Great Britain) and the date is said to be taken from my Windows settings. My Windows settings for the date formatting are correct at dd/mm/yyyy. If I change browsers to Chrome the form is accessible with its correct formatting. Your assistance would be appreciated

Asked by eric.detheridge44 13 minutes ago

Speed tests shows normal uploads on Firefox and Edge but on Firefox only downloads show 0.0

Good evening. I have run the Ookla speed test through Edge and my download is 212.94 Mbps and my upload is 11.76 Mbps and uses the Spectrum Syracuse Server. Running Spe… (read more)

Good evening. I have run the Ookla speed test through Edge and my download is 212.94 Mbps and my upload is 11.76 Mbps and uses the Spectrum Syracuse Server. Running Spectrum speed test on Edge registers Spectrum Syracuse as the optimum server and download is 236.2 and upload 11.6. Both are using my Spectrum server in Syracuse, NY.

When I run Ookla through Firefox I got 227.17 down and 11.63 up. Spectrum's speed test through Firerefox's Syracuse server 231.8 up and 11.5 down.

However for a while earler this evening when I ran both programs on both browsers and both through Syracuse's servers I was getting downs of 0.0 to 0.7. I reset the modem and router and still had low speeds but shortly after I got the readings I wrote in the first two paragraphs.

What would be the reason for this? Anything particular with Firefox? Something I should look out for in the future? Partially a curiosity while the other part being proactive.

Thanks for anybody who can take time to answer.

Asked by Figureguy 1 hour ago

OSK - onscreen keyboard disappearing on Tablet-PC

I'm running Windows 10 on a Surface Pro like device (it's a Vaio Canvas). I have a bluetooth keyboard that is always connected, but I often just use it as a tablet. I've … (read more)

I'm running Windows 10 on a Surface Pro like device (it's a Vaio Canvas). I have a bluetooth keyboard that is always connected, but I often just use it as a tablet. I've tried disconnecting the physical keyboard but I still get the same behaviour.

Using touchscreen, I select a text box (or URL bar/search box etc), normally the On-screen Keybard (OSK) comes up and lets me type. Right now, with FF it pops up and then promptly disappears.

This makes FF completely unusable using touchscreen/tablet mode. I have switched to using chrome on this device - I've tested other browsers too and none exhibit this behaviour. Could it be my settings?

Asked by J-P 9 hours ago

Windows and Tabs No Longer Saved and Restored, Even With All Add-ons Disabled, Unless I Restart in Safe Mode

After upgrading to FF 84, my previous sessions are no longer saved and restored unless I restart in Safe Mode. - I have Restore previous session checked in Preferences. -… (read more)

After upgrading to FF 84, my previous sessions are no longer saved and restored unless I restart in Safe Mode.

- I have Restore previous session checked in Preferences.

- I have opened new windows and tabs and one by one disabled and restored every add-on that I have had enabled and quit and restarted each time, until every single add-on has been disabled, and still the previous sessions are not saved and restored.

- I have looked in the sessionstore-backups folder with each restart, and there is never any file for the previous sessions in it.

- Again, even when there are absolutely no add-ons enabled, the previous session is not saved and not restored.

- Again, only when I restart in Safe Mode is the previous session saved and restored.

What is the solution?

Asked by zillamobster 1 day ago

Last reply by zillamobster 1 day ago

Comment about new Windows Broswer and Bookmakrs

1. Ought to have a "Suggestions" in the topic list. My observation is that you have just changed the Bookmark Lookup function to show only bookmarks. It use to show fol… (read more)

  1. 1. Ought to have a "Suggestions" in the topic list.

My observation is that you have just changed the Bookmark Lookup function to show only bookmarks. It use to show folders as well. When I wanted to find a bookmark, it is often to move it to a more "consistent" place in bookmark map, and you can't do that any more.

Also on the Bookmark Edit page, it would be awfully helpful to have it's folder label displayed there as well.

Mac

Asked by Mac 1 day ago

Last reply by Mac 1 day ago

Firefox 84

I have been using firefox along with xfinity for years. Firefox always logged me into xfinity automatically, BUT now is has stopped and each time I log out I have to re-… (read more)

I have been using firefox along with xfinity for years. Firefox always logged me into xfinity automatically, BUT now is has stopped and each time I log out I have to re-enter informatioion. I have looked at the configurations and all look okay. Anyone able to help me out?:)

Thanks very much Allen

Asked by allen-tina 1 day ago

Side View Window Error

Cannot display my history in my sidebar. Receive this message: XML Parsing Error: no root element found Location: chrome://browser/content/places/bookmarksSidebar.xhtml … (read more)

Cannot display my history in my sidebar. Receive this message:

XML Parsing Error: no root element found Location: chrome://browser/content/places/bookmarksSidebar.xhtml Line Number 1, Column 1:

Cannot find a way to fix.

Asked by chief1622 1 day ago

Corrupted close button on Ubuntu

On Ubuntu 20.04 using Snap 84.0.2 (64 bits) there is something wrong with close button, presented in the attachment. The X seems corrupted. Does anyone know how to fix th… (read more)

On Ubuntu 20.04 using Snap 84.0.2 (64 bits) there is something wrong with close button, presented in the attachment.

The X seems corrupted.

Does anyone know how to fix that?

Asked by henioStraszny 1 day ago

Last reply by henioStraszny 1 day ago

Saving Firefox settings

hi, I'm having problems with Firefox on my Mac - every time Firefox is shut down, I have to relog in and authenticate myself and all my settings have gone so I have to re… (read more)

hi, I'm having problems with Firefox on my Mac - every time Firefox is shut down, I have to relog in and authenticate myself and all my settings have gone so I have to redo them again. I have tools that I use for work that use certain settings else they don't work so I have to redo them every time I reopen the browser or shut my machine down. anyone know why this might be the case?

I don't know if it's linked but when I started using this current machine last year and loaded everything on, Firefox is sitting under 'locations' rather than applications and I don't seem to able to install it anywhere else - see image attached.

Many thanks.

Asked by vikki_millard 1 day ago

Top Sites - Offline Icon displayed for PWA site

Hi, I'm a developer and I have a progressive web app website. It is HTTPS only and is on the HSTS preload list. In the top sites list the icon recently changed to offline… (read more)

Hi, I'm a developer and I have a progressive web app website. It is HTTPS only and is on the HSTS preload list.

In the top sites list the icon recently changed to offline though the site has never been down. It's been so for about a month.

Can anyone tell me why that is happening? It's important to me that any visitors see the correct icon displayed in top sites.

Thanks in advance Steve

Asked by couchpot50 2 days ago

Deleting account associated with a hacked email account

My hotmail account, which was what I used to set up my Firefox account, was hacked and then deleted. I can not log in to Firefox - I am locked out. How can I delete tha… (read more)

My hotmail account, which was what I used to set up my Firefox account, was hacked and then deleted. I can not log in to Firefox - I am locked out. How can I delete that email or that account and set up a new one? Nothing seems real intuitive here...

Asked by dshowlandiii 2 days ago

XDM addon extension disabling due to securit problem as an error message

hi, it is two days my" XDM" addon extension has been disabled on FF browser. i searched whole the internet to find some solutions and i did some staff but nothing resolve… (read more)

hi, it is two days my" XDM" addon extension has been disabled on FF browser. i searched whole the internet to find some solutions and i did some staff but nothing resolved the situation, XDM is a video,file downloader extension and after using a long time on FF two days ago got a red sign(due to security concern) is expired or not permitted, i have four other browsers which XDM works fine with them, there is no threat or security case going on with this extension and is not in the mozila banned addons list, i also found it is not available in mozila addons search list, i thought to delete it but unfortunately i missed it and it is gone from FF, everything else is fine just only this ,please tell me me what is going on, thanks.

Asked by alex8473 2 days ago

taskbar hidden

on firefox 78.6esr the taskbar doesn't appear when i mouse down to the bottom of the screen. googling this provides no solutions. neither does another profile. apparently… (read more)

on firefox 78.6esr the taskbar doesn't appear when i mouse down to the bottom of the screen.

googling this provides no solutions. neither does another profile. apparently this problem has been around for several years.

what to do?

Asked by manhattanman 1 week ago

Last reply by manhattanman 2 days ago

Firefox window shown incorrectly on restarting Ubuntu 18.04

Yesterday I shutdown my PC running Ubuntu 18.04 while Firefox had a full screen window on each of my two monitors. When i turned it on today the window on my right hand m… (read more)

Yesterday I shutdown my PC running Ubuntu 18.04 while Firefox had a full screen window on each of my two monitors. When i turned it on today the window on my right hand monitor opened correctly. However, the window on my left hand monitor had these problems (see the uploaded image) it was not full screen. It was split into a window at the bottom of the screen that showed the expected contents and a black window at the top of the screen that took mouse input. Note the 'KCOM webmail...' popup by the mouse cursor over the upper window. A right click on the desktop had no effect on the left hand monitor, as if something considered the window full screen. After restoring down the window on the right hand monitor a right click on that desktop showed the expected menu. I recovered from the problem by moving the mouse cursor over the black window until the 'Maximise' popup appeared and clicking. The window then became full screen and has behaved correctly since. I have xpdyinfo and xwininfo outputs in case they are useful. I upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 about 2 weeks ago and have been using Firefox almost daily since then. I have often seen it restart correctly when I restart my PC, although perhaps not with two full screen windows. I don't know if this is a known bug. I hope this information is useful.

Asked by phil124 2 days ago

WebRTC

Hi, I am using an video chats app based on webRTC. When using firefox there are problems with the sound, with more people the sound crackles and is hard to understand. I… (read more)

Hi, I am using an video chats app based on webRTC. When using firefox there are problems with the sound, with more people the sound crackles and is hard to understand. Is it possible that firefox is blocking audio packets in some way? Thank you in advance for your answer. Best regards.

Asked by juliusz.mandrosz 2 days ago

Last reply by juliusz.mandrosz 2 days ago

Always allow... check box not respected for external links

Hi all, We have an internal web application that uses an external application on our pc's to handle certain links. After updating Firefox to version 8X it now continually… (read more)

Hi all,

We have an internal web application that uses an external application on our pc's to handle certain links.

After updating Firefox to version 8X it now continually asks to open these links. The Always allow... checkbox is not respected. Once checking the box it lasts for the period you have the browser open but as soon as you close Firefox and open again it will again prompt.

I tried renaming my handlers.json file and letting it be rebuilt to no avail.

Anyone know what he issue might be?

thanks

Asked by jcrow 3 days ago