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Firefox corruption? Yahoo automatically changes to porn site

Twice today, I looked up and my yahoo home page changed to a porn site without me doing anything. I see the following url path in history: https://verosmedia.com/verosad… (read more)

Twice today, I looked up and my yahoo home page changed to a porn site without me doing anything. I see the following url path in history:

https://verosmedia.com/verosad/1927390071.js?pubid=17007146&domain=https%3A%2F%2Fmg.mail.yahoo.com%2Fneo%2Flaunch%3F.rand%3Dbj9i1ft2fmrc4&t=AwRZXUxHc3Jrc3YEHVZCQ0ZwZXdxdwMXQFJEUXt6cmEWeQ%3D%3D

https://pub.maha-media.com/nlp/index.php?guid=a3645e25-e40a-45c1-92fe-d681cb8a2904&Hardlink=true&time=0¤turl=17007146swix.com&url=http://engine.spotscenered.info/link.engine

http://engine.spotscenered.info/Redirect.eng?MediaSegmentId=29408&dcid=1_ctx_698d6b52-325d-4521-8000-cc0e9cc02775&vmId=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&abr=false&timeZoneOffset=&v=hXPZuKMawgsqqaXmgsiEEscqvxeFp0YWn8oV21lbHO8iCvpmH9sk2fSprt3x5A_bBiXjfkuEhP1zP5qaiUgaTdHaS8N49WacWl7GhvlTqt84Th-ubQojyeSCEV5R9K6307RJ0JLNj92ZtgskWgtDBg3oJWOEvxJwVtAxr3Ly8tmcKTCa-T19P1t_CikrbPoRNV6HQKFIPNjhLZlocPrwsQR0pqSG8boB5hWOvPM6InrCBdkFby-qp0PwvXZnzRsMqJGLmMEXEWaDif3cxBjO7pBlSebeugY8uDBXp2hD5cGF4qQRK8v15bkWEpQCyHOQqKcctIc0fg_yh2wnkwRTCKp3ij5ND2bde0tTc-YVbK-O2fmX0CsIUtj21If5fndzs9pUoW_PCbvP41h3A2tBEyM0XR14gUVEKVFtKWAHfE1-F9kW55gAH52rtUvTMZM4fbt6k8P3rTk7I8auAs8my6Fd7P9putLoWA3o_P3GQtrew1BTqNx653mlWqsD5xRGmZbGrkzzMmqHffCRN8XvOdJfI_H8tsfHM4mzcv2Q-JvqlxCwVsUTJO55smuDyzAJ1kwsTKaJ6ADauKVdpp2n0H8CzbfMpYYXUI2OX8z0nkKEVOAaLtj2jT9iKM7SMkaiIu1ely-cZs-YCwWT74vBUoaLrazIyXLvUCDljMTeqENlRWAVVRa28STDbUhGu0DqhZ7Zduw-YIS8o4hIRKWmECgK_TquWcYaUpAjQX0LCE_wwfPWqW2mh0MzAZuvL3faAMI4EslQxFQA05Pjtk2D2XsafI4bpck1tJCxu0Jl1TUfie1AaD3nG0iUQyvVC0zVssOnVd3Wy-ss0NQTj_SlmmBAi1hzErBsVRtYGBUTlwTauBpvqaGCf4aOFj5lqgBiwbio7N5jgtEF59Lr5pP26ueoieQZj1-gAtM1NlhPC6aIdDvDtBAssgVEtJSGboJznQTv45CKP4b5bOqhExQdzKHRaQpnvpZ0_HIEQADMgg9b91ovkcjq3CERCA_n2-bEvtWCfmXSilMLRctBzkGkkd50YIs6f9cHXEj712d6ETPcXgIYimLjF4A4zak6DEGvIx2TJZp7On6RXazet7KpUGuh4W-31JyusBFpouekkwgqi-X3b6vkDYkpkCKa2NjCku986Hr_8CInuK9uyCSa4c0B2noKQRqxfS8RpFUQMGcf8gGxfgm43Bf5ybxuNbiQMpPY0J5JeR6RN_Uy-kV8YCUokekZ_r3XzaKxFkKLeTk1

Then a whole bunch of repeated: http://criticalupdateserror889.com/3C2tK/0123456

I ran a Norton full scan and it found nothing. I'm now running Malwarebytes.

Any clue what got corrupted in FF to allow this to happen? Windows 10, Firefox 53.0.3

Asked by ithinktfiam 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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fonts displaying as 'A' in a box

On lots of websites text appear as an 'A' in a box (see screenshot - i've blurred some content due to privacy). I've gone through my preferences and checked 'Allow pages … (read more)

On lots of websites text appear as an 'A' in a box (see screenshot - i've blurred some content due to privacy). I've gone through my preferences and checked 'Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of your selections above'. When I uncheck this box using my font selections things display fine however when I check it I get this problem. I'm a web developer so I can't override site fonts, I need them to display as intended. I've checked Chrome and Safari on my machine and they are fine so this problem is isolated to FireFox. I've tried restarting FF in safe mode but it made no difference, I went to the config page and changed network and gfx references back to 'reset' and again it doesn't make a difference.

System details: FF = 56.0 (64 bit) OSX = 10.9.5

Asked by sanch3z 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Does NetVideoHunter and Flash Video Downloader contain malware?

I've recently installed Malwarebytes, and each time I click on the Addon NetVideoHunter in Firefox it blocks an outgoing connection. Here's the report I get - Blocked We… (read more)

I've recently installed Malwarebytes, and each time I click on the Addon NetVideoHunter in Firefox it blocks an outgoing connection. Here's the report I get -

Blocked Website Details- Malicious Website: 1 Blocked,

-Website Data- Domain: www.adnetworkperformance. com IP Address: 130.211.186.109 Port: [50051] Type: Outbound File: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe


UnHackNe identifies NetVideoHunter as Malicious, so I've uninstalled it, performed a reset of FireFox and installed Flash Video Downloader. Unfortunately, that also seems to want to connect to a site whenever I click on it! Here's the report for that -

-Blocked Website Details- Malicious Website: 1 Blocked,

-Website Data- Domain: speednetwork6.adk2x. com IP Address: 130.211.54.133 Port: [51719] Type: Outbound File: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe


UnHackMe also reports that Flash Video Downloader is a malicious app, so I've uninstalled that as well.

I'm now using Flash and Video Download. That doesn't seem to want to connect to another website each time I use it, although UnHackMe seems to think that might be dodgy as well! lol.

I'm fairly certain that the report for Flash and Video Download is a false positive. However, as NetVideoHunter and Flash Video Downloader are trying to connect to another site each time they are used, that suggests that all is not well.

I only ever install Addons from the Mozzilla repository, so I'm a bit surprised that I'm getting these reports of malware. If an addon is trying to connect to adnetworkperformance. com, then it doesn't look like a false positive to me.

I'd welcome some advice on this. :)

Asked by magicalwonders 2 years ago

Last reply by Beerbaron23 2 years ago

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SSL peer cannot verify your certificate. Error code: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_ALERT

I receive this error message when trying to access a military course online. I have tried everything I can think of to troubleshoot this, including your online suggestion… (read more)

I receive this error message when trying to access a military course online. I have tried everything I can think of to troubleshoot this, including your online suggestions. Please help me to disable this error message and get past it. I trust the website I'm going to, https://ellc.learn.army.mil. I don't need anything protecting me from this .mil website that's required for my work. I sent in this question before, and got no response. Please help.

Asked by tylerius8 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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After Firefox asked to update, I clicked NO! it did it anyway and now I've lost my previous session. How do I get it and my saved passwords etc. back?

When firefox asked if I wanted to update to the newest version, I answered NO! I had already discovered on my other computer that if I allowed the update, I would lose my… (read more)

When firefox asked if I wanted to update to the newest version, I answered NO! I had already discovered on my other computer that if I allowed the update, I would lose my ability to restore the previous session, so I wanted to save the tabs so I could reload them. I also lost all of the saved passwords on my other computer and didn't want the same thing to happen on my work computer. But despite answering NO. Firefox updated anyway, and I have lost days of work. How do I get it back? Jack

Asked by Aturnium 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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wrong language installed in the UI.

Corperate softwarw download. so saying download another version is not going to help and it would not fix the issue. so i download the version available Firefox ESR V2.4.… (read more)

Corperate softwarw download. so saying download another version is not going to help and it would not fix the issue.

so i download the version available Firefox ESR V2.4.8 - 2.4.5 (CCK2)

now for some reason it thinks i want FF in french I do not. and i do not have any idea why it chose french.

my location in Germany. my operating language is English. others in the office are German and and have German operating systems and they get FF in German. what gives?

yes i have been to Contenu - Langues - and selected English but as you know that only tells what language to show the pages in and has no bearing on the UI.

so back to the French would it have picked up on my corp. user name? or may family name? which just so happens to be French.

oh expect loads of spelling errors in this as the spell check is working overtime in FRENCH.

BUT FF is going that deep into the user info that is not good. So how do i change the language in the UI.

regards Nick

Asked by nicklouse 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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Sites open many redirects

On the 16 of July I posted this; Support Forum Redirects 10 REPLIES 1 HAS THIS PROBLEM 18 VIEWS LAST REPLY BY HAPPY112 2 WEEKS AGO dianet dianet Posted 7/16/17, 5:18 PM … (read more)

On the 16 of July I posted this; Support Forum

Redirects 10 REPLIES 1 HAS THIS PROBLEM 18 VIEWS LAST REPLY BY HAPPY112 2 WEEKS AGO

dianet

dianet Posted 7/16/17, 5:18 PM When using some sites, there are many redirects and I even get a new fire fox page. Why and how can I fix this?


I am using a Hewlett-Packard - HP ENVY TouchSmart Sleekbook 4 with windows 10 64 bit operating system. Extensions: Adblocker Plus and ZenMate Security, and unblock VPN Plugins: OpenH264 Video Codec

              Shockwave Flash 26.0
              Widevine Content Decryption

When I go to primewire.ag, ,watchfree.to, putlocker.today, etc and click on a tv show a new smaller firefox page opens, or some other site that I DID NOT CLICK ON.

I have followed to the letter all the remedies I have received from your TOP Contributor Happy 112 and Nothing is working.

Every single time i go to a web site using Firefox I get redirects to other sites. If I'm using ZenMate the redirects are to English sites. If I'm not using ZenMate I get redirects to Thai web pages.

Now my question to Firefox 1. can this be fixed? 2. How do totally uninstall FireFox and reinstall it with none of my bookmarks and no extensions?

Please help Diane

Asked by dianet 2 years ago

Last reply by Zachary_ 2 years ago

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I get a lot of untrusted connection messages on my work PC (behind firewall) and they don't always give the option of bypassing (the I know the risks option).

Since upgrading to FF29 I get a lot of untrusted connection errors on my work PC which is behind a firewall. These error messages sometimes show the technical details (e… (read more)

Since upgrading to FF29 I get a lot of untrusted connection errors on my work PC which is behind a firewall. These error messages sometimes show the technical details (e.g. plus.google.com uses an invalid security certificate.) but there is no "I know the risks" option provided to bypass and add an exception. I've seen the response about framed windows, but for sites like plus.google.com there isn't a framed window; right clicking doesn't give a "This Frame" menu item. I've deleted the cert8.db file as well, and that didn't resolve the issue.

I can't access much of google. I can't play YouTube HTML5 videos, though I was able to work through the HTML source to at least get the CSS file to load as even that was failing initially. I cannot load the accuweather site, though that doesn't seem to use https and so may be unrelated. I had no problems with any of these sites before upgrading to 29.

Asked by drsaaron 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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my saved password manager will not show the passwords i have saved

When I go to Tools, Options, Security, Saved Passwords, the button to show saved passwords is blank. Nothing shows in the password manager box at all. I can't search fo… (read more)

When I go to Tools, Options, Security, Saved Passwords, the button to show saved passwords is blank. Nothing shows in the password manager box at all. I can't search for a site either. Yet the passwords are remembered. How can I make them show up again?

Asked by JeanInMontana 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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installation errors

Hello, My Firefox was always crashing so when I tried to uninstall I would get an error message (don't have it now). My 15-year old went into CCLeaner and deleated all t… (read more)

Hello, My Firefox was always crashing so when I tried to uninstall I would get an error message (don't have it now). My 15-year old went into CCLeaner and deleated all the registry files, programs and folders to do a new install. Now when I try to re-install using the latest download I get the following two errors:

WerFault.exe - Application Error: The application was unable to start correctly (0x000279). Click OK to close the application.

Firefox Installer.exe - Application Error: The exception unknown software exception (0x06d007e) occurred in the application at location 0x000000076F4B832.

How do I fix this so I can go back to FF and off IE?

Asked by Dovell 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox keep asking username and password for proxy authentication

My network is using proxy to get connected to internet. User authenticate to proxy using username and password from Active Directory. I am unable to authenticate to proxy… (read more)

My network is using proxy to get connected to internet. User authenticate to proxy using username and password from Active Directory. I am unable to authenticate to proxy, it keep asking password even I have supplied the correct password. I tested the condition using other browser and it works with Chromium. How should I connect to the proxy ?

Attached the pop-up

Asked by firmanium 2 years ago

Last reply by adeade11 2 years ago

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Conatinually asks to update plug-ins that are already updated?

When I check my plugins, a few of them say to update due to vulnerability issues. Either some have been updated already and still ask to be updated or when they are actu… (read more)

When I check my plugins, a few of them say to update due to vulnerability issues. Either some have been updated already and still ask to be updated or when they are actually updated and everything is refreshed, the plugins still show that they need to be updated.

Asked by AndyDominguez 6 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 6 years ago

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Why can't I uninstall Firefox?

As of 9/22/17 my computer tells me it is not compatible with Miracast which is blocking my wireless network. I believe it comes fromthe last Firefox download. No one see… (read more)

As of 9/22/17 my computer tells me it is not compatible with Miracast which is blocking my wireless network. I believe it comes fromthe last Firefox download. No one seems to know a lot about this Miracast.

Asked by fritzpie 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Why is my sync not syncing on my computer and on my android phone it is. Need assistance at once. WHY?

I cannot sync my firefox after a format of my HDD. I am synced on my android phone, but cannot get a reset password for my account. I cannot get to my addons nor bookmark… (read more)

I cannot sync my firefox after a format of my HDD. I am synced on my android phone, but cannot get a reset password for my account. I cannot get to my addons nor bookmarks. Reset does not work, new account on my email doesnt do either. "Attempt limit exceeded." is all I get from firefox. I am one step from getting rid of it after many, many years of our relationship. I pitty that firefox is getting slower and slower, I get more and more problems, and still hang on to it. Today I couldt find any useful help. Its quite disturbing. Maybe it has come to "Attempt limit exceeded."?

Please help.

Asked by Rewenat 6 years ago

Last reply by fire-fly 5 years ago

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safefind

Hi, my pc got infected with this "safefind" malware. I managed to remove it and clean my pc from it, and I notices it spread to chrome and internet explorer. After extens… (read more)

Hi, my pc got infected with this "safefind" malware. I managed to remove it and clean my pc from it, and I notices it spread to chrome and internet explorer. After extensive cleaning a problem still persists is that when I close the browser so any case by clicking "x" and reopen it, it does not retain opened pages that i kept before closing and it runs as if i have the don't keep pages from last session is switched off. now the problem spread to chrome and ie too and i thought some kind of a windows problem until i synced my fire fox account to my Macbook and the problem popped up.

Any help would be appriciated. thank you.

Asked by husseinyamout 2 years ago

Last reply by Happy112 2 years ago

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Power supply fan speed increases

I launch Firefox and access the website. The destination website is simple, rich, regardless of type. A few seconds after the website is displayed, the number of revoluti… (read more)

I launch Firefox and access the website. The destination website is simple, rich, regardless of type. A few seconds after the website is displayed, the number of revolutions of the power supply fan increases and the sound of the fan increases. And although the temperature of the power supply unit does not change greatly, the rotational speed of the fan is nearly doubled. As soon as I close the Firefox window it starts to slow down.

I endure the noise of fans and use Firefox for 20-30 minutes continuously. At this time, even if the user does not operate it, the fan rotation speed maintains the high-speed range just by leaving the window open and leaving. As soon as the window is closed, the speed drops.

This doesn't happen with other web browsers. This happens even if I recreate the profile.

--- Firefox 66.0.5 (This has been confirmed to occur from 66.0.), macOS 10.14.5, Mac Pro 2010

Asked by Gonfox 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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Can't sync.

I have two computers. One is Windows 7 and the other Windows 8.1. On the 7, I get to the point where the screen shows Welcome to Sync with a blue manage button and a smal… (read more)

I have two computers. One is Windows 7 and the other Windows 8.1. On the 7, I get to the point where the screen shows Welcome to Sync with a blue manage button and a small window in the right corner that says Sync Enabled: Firefox will begin syncing momentarily. And it has been that way for 10 minutes. It never indicates it is syncing.

On the Windows 8.1 computer, I cannot determine whether the sync account is the old one. There is no sync option in the menu button. When I go to Tools/Sync Now nothing happens. Under the options/sync tab there is NO option to Unlink this device.

So I can't tell if I have the old sync program and couldn't unlink if I did. Meanwhile, nothing happens on either computer when I choose Sync Now.

Asked by bobgri 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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script error composing email in outlook

Hello, I get a script error ("warning unresponsive script") when composing an email in Outlook and only when running in Firefox. I am on the current release (34.0). Thi… (read more)

Hello,

I get a script error ("warning unresponsive script") when composing an email in Outlook and only when running in Firefox. I am on the current release (34.0). This problem did not happen right away after going to the current release but much later. Problem was sporadic at first but is now persistent. Trying the stop or continue options do not work. Firefox is stuck in an endless loop. None of the other tabs will work. I have to use TaskMaster to shut down Firefox.

The problem happens only when I'm formatting bullets (numbered, ordered, etc) within the text of the email. The first bullet will compose OK. When I hit enter to compose a second bullet, I will consistently get the unresponsive script error.

The specific script is copied over below.

    Script: https://a.gfx.ms/jquery_IxInqeqWhsTYFrwY33VHww2.js:16

I ran the debug program and have attached a screen print of the results.

I presented this problem to the Microsoft Community after searching the site for help. They gave me the standard reply to reset Firefox to the default values and to contact Firefox.

Your help will be appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by vj000000 5 years ago

Last reply by vaswolter 5 years ago

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Sync Loss of Functionality

Before Firefox 29 I could tell my devices to copy all tabs, bookmarks, passwords,and history from Device A to Device B. THAT is what Sync used to be. Firefox 29 took away… (read more)

Before Firefox 29 I could tell my devices to copy all tabs, bookmarks, passwords,and history from Device A to Device B. THAT is what Sync used to be. Firefox 29 took away that functionality. I used to be able to flawlessly keep two other devices synced up with my main device. Now we have no control over our Sync accounts and it does nothing to Sync devices after you get the "Setup complete" graphic.

So after years of flawless Sync functionality, now all Sync does is nothing.

Mozilla took away functionality from their product. That is the issue I would like someone to address: bring back to Sync the ability to tell my devices to copy all tabs, bookmarks, passwords, and history from Device A to Device B.

Asked by profggiles 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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I can't play any videos in Firefox.

I have Windows XP and Firefox 52. Starting yesterday, I was no longer able to play videos in Youtube with either Flash or HTML5. Today I found out I can't play videos in … (read more)

I have Windows XP and Firefox 52. Starting yesterday, I was no longer able to play videos in Youtube with either Flash or HTML5. Today I found out I can't play videos in Vimeo or Dailymotion either. How do I fix this?

Asked by JSm5th 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago