Showing questions tagged: Show all questions
  • Archived

SMS message sent during the firefox installation was linked to a suspecious tracking website

I installed Firefox on my Windows 7 notebook. I wanted to use the sync function, so I registered for an account, and the process forced me to enter my cell phone number … (read more)

I installed Firefox on my Windows 7 notebook. I wanted to use the sync function, so I registered for an account, and the process forced me to enter my cell phone number which made me hesitate for a while, but I entered my number anyway. An SMS message was sent to the phone with a link. I followed the link and my network security blocked it. Because I have a DNS filtering service installed in my network for better safety, I examined the security log carefully and the website the phone was trying to open. It was app.adjust.com. I searched up about this website, and most of information says it is an app tracking service for developers. But one website commented in 2015 that this URL is linked to the app created by an organized criminal. To my surprise, all firefox apps that I had been using in different computers were trying to report to the same website which has been blacklisted by my network security. I used duckduckgo as my search. See https://pcvirusescleaner.blogspot.com/2015/07/how-to-remove-appadjustcom-conveniently.html for details.

I think Mozilla should give up all attempt of tracking if you are so careful for privacy. Download count and website visit count should be enough. Please do not follow the path of Google and other websites have been doing. Your reputation will get damaged. I will uninstall the firefox browser until further notice. I will notify all my staffs and friends about this finding. I will not post anything on social media yet because I still have trust on your organization, which is now rapidly turning into something else. Please give me with enough explanation on your relationship to app.adjust.com and your view to the negative comment on this third-party service.

Asked by jsong 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

  • Archived

Firefox crashes

I have firefox on y phone, but since the last update firefox crashes when i try to change settings. What is different last version ? I did reset my whole phone to facto… (read more)

I have firefox on y phone, but since the last update firefox crashes when i try to change settings. What is different last version ? I did reset my whole phone to factory settings, Did again install firefox again and no result. Android version: 4.2.2 ; firefox, the current version on google play store. (PEGI 3 version 48.0 2 aug.2016) I did remove on the firefox app all settings and cache. Also no result.

Firefox has changed so no more possible to use on my phone ?

Asked by Jos56789 4 years ago

Last reply by philipp 4 years ago

  • Archived

Im using google chrome on my razor hd max ..i'd like to start using ff mobile insted how to i move my mobile bookmarks from chrome to ff

The question is speaks for its self .. i'm new to fire fox and love all the add on support thank you .. iv had the droid razor HD MAX for a year now and i have a lot of b… (read more)

The question is speaks for its self .. i'm new to fire fox and love all the add on support thank you .. iv had the droid razor HD MAX for a year now and i have a lot of bookmarks that i use daily so i guess another question is dose the mobile version have the add on support and options that the desktop site dose thanks !!

Asked by barnrundrifter 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

  • Archived

Adverts and browsers

Now... This browser (and others) are enabling advertisers to adjust screen sensitivity... And 'pause' adverts as we scroll down screen. Several times now i have inadver… (read more)

Now... This browser (and others) are enabling advertisers to adjust screen sensitivity... And 'pause' adverts as we scroll down screen. Several times now i have inadvertently clicked on adverts when DEFINITLEY not applying greater finger pressure. Ive looked for touchscreen sensitivity settings... Seems they have been removed from newer android types. I bought this device and buy my data.. Why are you writers still allowing advertisers to RULE over us! Ive never ever responded to a browser add... And now because of one comanies 'intelligent' advertising i will not be ordering from them again. Adds are ruining the mobile Internet.

Asked by Mexicanocheese 5 years ago

Last reply by Akshit Sharma 5 years ago

  • Archived

Firefox is stuck, won't browse.

I have used Firefox for years, and never found it user hostile. I just loaded Firefox for Android and did my very best to get it working, but it won't let me start browsi… (read more)

I have used Firefox for years, and never found it user hostile. I just loaded Firefox for Android and did my very best to get it working, but it won't let me start browsing. Remember, I am a long time user. What has changed? I have already been working on this for two hours. I believe it might have something to do with (1) that damnable Android 9, which seems to have changed everything just to make things harder and lose customers, or (2) some trendy "security" fetish. What's going on?

Asked by runbux 11 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 11 months ago

  • Archived

Why am is this happening? http://imgur.com/VSH7x58

This only happens when not connected to wifi as it's too fast for me to see it happen, but it happens when I click on an auto found gray box of the topic I'm searching fo… (read more)

This only happens when not connected to wifi as it's too fast for me to see it happen, but it happens when I click on an auto found gray box of the topic I'm searching for.

http://imgur.com/VSH7x58

Asked by SpaceJockey85 7 years ago

Last reply by Andrew 7 years ago

  • Archived

Menu button not available

I cannot get to the menu button on my samsung galaxy 2 10.1 tablet. There is not a menu on the botton of the screen as many keep referring to either. Am I correct that … (read more)

I cannot get to the menu button on my samsung galaxy 2 10.1 tablet. There is not a menu on the botton of the screen as many keep referring to either. Am I correct that customizing the app is just going to not be possible? Am about ready to give up and uninstall again.

Asked by jabutler98 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

  • Archived

Bookmarked links for search engines not activating keyboard after updating to Marshmallow

Subject pretty much says it all. When using Firefox 41.0.2 on Android 6.0 (Nexus 6 device), if I've bookmarked a search engine -- say, https://www.google.com or https:/… (read more)

Subject pretty much says it all.

When using Firefox 41.0.2 on Android 6.0 (Nexus 6 device), if I've bookmarked a search engine -- say, https://www.google.com or https://www.duckduckgo.com -- and then load that page via the bookmark, the Google keyboard (just the system default keyboard) is not activated when I click in the search box. It just gives me the text selection tool instead, but there's no text to select or anything since it's just a blank search box.

If I manually type the exact same entry into the address bar -- for instance, https://www.duckduckgo.com -- and load the page that way, the keyboard activates just fine once I click in the search box. It's only when loading the page via a bookmark that it doesn't work. I've tried both secure and non-secure versions of the pages and get the same results.

This only started happening once I upgraded to Marshmallow. Everything worked as expected before this when using bookmarks. And everything still works fine if I use bookmarked search engines in Chrome; only Firefox seems to be affected in this way.

I'll attach a couple of annotated screenshots to help visualize the problem.

Thanks for any help!

Asked by octogoose 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

  • Archived

can i sync two seperate sets of bookmarks etc (held in seperate folders on one desktop) to one tablet?

My wife and I have seperate user accounts on one laptop. We each have our own version of Firefox with our own bookmarks etc. Is it possible to sync the data onto one tabl… (read more)

My wife and I have seperate user accounts on one laptop. We each have our own version of Firefox with our own bookmarks etc. Is it possible to sync the data onto one tablet and keep them seperate?

Asked by GeoffreyJknight 7 years ago

Last reply by kbrosnan 7 years ago

  • Archived

I have downloaded Firefox android a number of times and every time I open Firefox and try to use the search line Google Chrome takes over the search, so save to

PDF in Firefox remains grayed out, because l cannot do a Firefox search. l cannot change the default search in apps because there all grayed out. l cannot change it in … (read more)

PDF in Firefox remains grayed out, because l cannot do a Firefox search. l cannot change the default search in apps because there all grayed out. l cannot change it in settings - search for Google Chrome and Firefox, because there is no Firefox appearing, even after in Firefox tip saying long press search line to add it. Cannot get box to come up either, to be able to change default search to Firefox by clicking always or once. My tablet is a Lenovo Yoga 8 Android jelly bean 4.2.2 OS. Please can someone help, l have been trying to figure this out for more than a week. l especially wanted to use the save to PDF function in Firefox. Please, please HELP!

Asked by nature26 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago