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Firefox security warning when downloading PDFs: How do I disable this?

Hi. Starting somewhat recently, Firefox has been getting in the way of me downloading certain PDFs which I know to be fine but which it thinks are insecure or a security … (read more)

Hi. Starting somewhat recently, Firefox has been getting in the way of me downloading certain PDFs which I know to be fine but which it thinks are insecure or a security hazard. I'd like to disable this security "feature" permanently. How can I do this? Thanks!

Asked by Greenhorn 1 week ago

Last reply by Greenhorn 56 minutes ago

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Browsec Ad infection

frequently two of my installations of Firefox spontaneously open an advertisement window that says is from some place called BROWSEC. Since it is not caught by my two ant… (read more)

frequently two of my installations of Firefox spontaneously open an advertisement window that says is from some place called BROWSEC. Since it is not caught by my two antivirus applications, it must be infecting the browser in some special way. Any hints on how to clean this out will be appreciated. Sample ad screen is attached.

Asked by Rahzan 2 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 hour ago

Enabling facebook microphone permissions

Okay so I am trying to use facebook messenger's "audio clip" function, but it says it does not have permissions to do so. I verified that my microphone(on my computers en… (read more)

Okay so I am trying to use facebook messenger's "audio clip" function, but it says it does not have permissions to do so. I verified that my microphone(on my computers end) is enabled and able to be accessed, but when I go to firefox settings there is no option to allow or block facebook from having access. The Tab is just empty entirely with no option to "add a website" or remove one. I attached a screenshot of the error Im getting and the settings page. I reviewed the page "https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-manage-your-camera-and-microphone-permissions" and it shows that the website should be listed and I should be able to choose "allow or block" but the website is clearly not listed. Additionally that page references a button that does not seem to exist in my browser which was referenced as "the permissions icon". That icon is not anywhere on my browser or in the settings.

I attached 3 images that hopefully breakdown what I am trying to describe as its difficult to explain without directly referencing the images.

Asked by camelwrangler 4 days ago

Last reply by camelwrangler 3 hours ago

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HTTPS only mode pre-configuration via cfg/js

Is there any official or unofficial article/website explaining all the about:config settings? Currently i am trying to pre-edit all my custom firefox settings with the au… (read more)

Is there any official or unofficial article/website explaining all the about:config settings? Currently i am trying to pre-edit all my custom firefox settings with the autoconfig.cfg I noticed that dns over https can be pre-edited with the cfg, so im pretty sure the setting: enable https only mode for all windows, which by default is disabled for whatever questionable reason, can be pre-activated via cfg.

How could i do that?

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 8 hours ago

Firefox 94.0.2 was hacked

Last night my Firefox 94.0.2 was hacked. When running Firefox, it would lock up my desktop. It disabled Norton Security, it disable other installed security software, an… (read more)

Last night my Firefox 94.0.2 was hacked. When running Firefox, it would lock up my desktop. It disabled Norton Security, it disable other installed security software, and it disabled Windows System Restore. The hacker put up a message claiming to be Microsoft Support, with a phone number to call for help. This was a scam. I ran Firefox refresh, and that removed the hacker's program from Firefox, but then I had to do a full repair of my Window's installation. To protect my system, and prevent this from happening again, I added "xpinstall.enabled = false" into about.config. Please let me know if this will prevent a web site from installing a dangerous hack into Firefox, or if there is something else that I need to do. I have used Firefox for years, and have never encountered this problem before. Firefox is my favorite browser, but I am now afraid to use it. Please advise me what to do. Thanks, Jim

Asked by jimwest1 1 day ago

Last reply by andmagdo 5 hours ago

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Please unlock my account (valid email)

Hi, I have been using Firefox sync for many years now. I just got a new computer and when I tried to connect with my account, I received a message saying Firefox has lock… (read more)

Hi,

I have been using Firefox sync for many years now. I just got a new computer and when I tried to connect with my account, I received a message saying Firefox has locked my account.

Would you please fix this asap? I use your browser to work and not having my account back would force me to switch to Chromium, which I don't want to. Please note my account and my email address are both legit. Thanks

Asked by Ramen 1 month ago

Answered by Kiki 20 hours ago

Chase.com login failure since 94.0.2 update

Since the 94.0.2 update, I can no longer access Chase.com. I'm assuming it's a privacy issue of some sort. I've tried allowing all cookies, turned off tracker blocking, … (read more)

Since the 94.0.2 update, I can no longer access Chase.com. I'm assuming it's a privacy issue of some sort. I've tried allowing all cookies, turned off tracker blocking, but to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by dec6017 8 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 hours ago

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stopping Firefox asking to update pwd

Hello. I want to save my username in websites but not password, so I ended up saving the real username and a fake pwd (and I type it manually everytime I want to login). … (read more)

Hello. I want to save my username in websites but not password, so I ended up saving the real username and a fake pwd (and I type it manually everytime I want to login). Is there a way for disabling Firefox asking to update the saved password (but keeping the 'fake' pwd saved)? Thanks.

Asked by solquest3 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

Firefox logins & passwords

Hey, All of the saved logins and passwords are gone while the bookmarks remain. I noticed that logins and passwords disappeared after the computer turned off unexpectedly… (read more)

Hey, All of the saved logins and passwords are gone while the bookmarks remain.

I noticed that logins and passwords disappeared after the computer turned off unexpectedly due to low battery and unstable power connection couple times in a few minute interval.

How do I get back logins and passwords?

Asked by hoops1 14 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 12 hours ago

List of Cookie exceptions keeps getting deleted, despite "Allow" for each

The List of Cookie exceptions under Security Setting, the ones I want to retain, keeps getting deleted. I select ALLOW for each one. What is causing the list to get del… (read more)

The List of Cookie exceptions under Security Setting, the ones I want to retain, keeps getting deleted. I select ALLOW for each one. What is causing the list to get deleted?

Asked by kjsles444 4 days ago

Last reply by kjsles444 21 hours ago

1. How to block websites 2. How to find apps in Firefox

I want to block a website. I have exhausted google search advice. (BTW, there is no "Settings" option on my mac which is always the first step ("Go to settings.")) I down… (read more)

I want to block a website. I have exhausted google search advice. (BTW, there is no "Settings" option on my mac which is always the first step ("Go to settings.")) I downloaded Privacy Badger which is another problem: I can't find my apps, not with Finder and not in Launchpad.I'm really frustrated with Firefox. Thanks for the help.)

Asked by kateswan 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

change password problem

After receiving an email about lockwise absorption, I thought I would try changing my firefox account password. Mainly that was because I do not see any other way to log… (read more)

After receiving an email about lockwise absorption, I thought I would try changing my firefox account password. Mainly that was because I do not see any other way to log into another mac system without it. I can sync an ios device with the qr code scan but not another mac system.

So from the account profile I went to Change Password and changed the password to some new securely generated password.

Now in my saved passwords, I see that the new password is saved for "(no username)" account and the old password is still there for my user name.

But when I try to log into FF browser on another mac system with my user name, neither password works. They are both "incorrect".

Asked by lk6 3 days ago

Last reply by lk6 1 day ago

Deleting cookies

I am looking for a way to simply delete 100's of cookies, but not all, with out using the very limited "Manage cookies and site data" window. It takes forever to delete… (read more)

I am looking for a way to simply delete 100's of cookies, but not all, with out using the very limited "Manage cookies and site data" window. It takes forever to delete 5 or 6 at a time. What is the replacement for when you could type "." and this window expanded to full page and the selection process was so simple?

Asked by Leader 1 day ago

"Never remember history" changes to "Use custom..." and "...private mode"

Version 94.0.2 (64-bit) Windows 10 Hi. A few times in Settings I selected History->Never remember history, yet upon reopening the browser the setting was changed to "U… (read more)

Version 94.0.2 (64-bit) Windows 10

Hi.

A few times in Settings I selected History->Never remember history, yet upon reopening the browser the setting was changed to "Use custom settings for history" and "Always use private mode." Why is this happening?

The larger issue is Cached Web Content (CWC), which doesn't completely delete like everything else. No matter the settings to delete everything upon closing or never remember, every time I reopen FF and click Clear Data there is some data in CWC (albeit in kb). I've read many pages and posts here and it's still not clear: A) Why isn't it 0 bytes and B) If a previously visited site can access the CWC, then isn't that a strike against privacy?

Sincerley,

Hank

Asked by hank.leeps 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Failed to create the PKCS #12 backup file for unknown reasons.

I would like to create Certificate backup since I am planning to install new operating system. Setting - Certificates - view certificates - selected the certificate which… (read more)

I would like to create Certificate backup since I am planning to install new operating system.

Setting - Certificates - view certificates - selected the certificate which I wanted to backup - click Backup - type File name - Save - typed certificate backup password 2x - click OK

The following message appears: Failed to create the PKCS #12 backup file for unknown reasons.

I tried several times + I tried also Backup all option - but same issue appears.

Approx. 5 months ago I did certificate backup for my wife and it worked without any issues, now I have no clue what is the reason for not working.

Any idea/suggestion?

Thanks for your help in advance.

Asked by skubin.simon 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

My Firefox browser has been hijacked!! (both literally and figuratively)

Long story short: Whenever I open Firefox, apparently a Russian search engine named 'Poshukach' hijacks my homepage and doesn't let me use google(Image attached). Now to … (read more)

Long story short: Whenever I open Firefox, apparently a Russian search engine named 'Poshukach' hijacks my homepage and doesn't let me use google(Image attached). Now to solve this I scoured the Internet. I refreshed Firefox, ran malware scans and even re-installed windows. Still it doesn't go away. I installed Firefox in another device with the same account but to no avail. They while roaming through Firefox settings I noticed in the top that it says 'Your browser settings is managed by your organization' or something like that. So, I figured bad guys took control of my browser's settings disguising as my so called "organization" So, I need help from Firefox's end to solve this. Remove this Organization management stuff from my account. I want my control back. Otherwise, I am afraid I gotta stop using Firefox altogether due to privacy reasons

Asked by turjoreal 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

I filled up a form with name and surname, no passwords. The data is stored, but where and why?

I filled up a form with name and surname, no passwords. When coming back to the site days later, just pressing first letter shows my previously typed data. For example, … (read more)

I filled up a form with name and surname, no passwords. When coming back to the site days later, just pressing first letter shows my previously typed data. For example, the letter J will show John right away.

Where is this information stored? I looked in "Memory" devtab, it is not there so I presume this is not stored by the website in my PC. Also, I don't see this data in in History.

Where is it?

Asked by santimirandarp 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

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error 15

I was shopping on shop.in-n-out.com after placing 2 items in my cart, my screen changed to Error 15. I can't get back into in n out no matter what I try. https://shop.in-… (read more)

I was shopping on shop.in-n-out.com after placing 2 items in my cart, my screen changed to Error 15. I can't get back into in n out no matter what I try. https://shop.in-n-out.com/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blackfridaypromo2021

Asked by aprilfear 3 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 days ago