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AVG Online Security by AVG Technologies

I recently received a request from AVG to have an add-on - AVG Online Security - which will protect against phishing and malware sites. There was a note from Firefox tha… (read more)

I recently received a request from AVG to have an add-on - AVG Online Security - which will protect against phishing and malware sites. There was a note from Firefox that Firefox does not monitor this add-on.

I use AVG Virus Protection - free copy - and it seems to be doing its job; although, I have been thinking about buying the software.

Has anyone used this add-on? Is it all right to install? Is it necessary to install? Since I changed internet service providers, I have not seen much in the way of phishing and AVG Virus Protection prevented me from accessing two websites it said were questionable.

Asked by bouvsbunscavies 1 week ago

Answered by Andrew 1 week ago

Firefox Password Manager

I've been using Firefox for a long time, several years, and recently have been accessing some feature that looks like a password manager on my laptop, called Lock <som… (read more)

I've been using Firefox for a long time, several years, and recently have been accessing some feature that looks like a password manager on my laptop, called Lock <something>--actually I'm not sure what it's called, because I can't seem to bring it up on its own to locate my password info.

I believe in password managers, and I'm trying to move over there, but I've run into a big snag on my mobile Android device... I have no idea how to bring up my Gettr account on my Android because I don't know where the password that I configured for my Gettr account on my laptop is located. I know it's inside the Firefox password manager somewhere... then I see Lockwise is no longer being supported.

Ultimately I want to synch whatever Firefox's latest password manager is to my Android, so that it functions like "whatever Firefox's latest password manager is" for my laptop. I'd like to synch my bookmarks, too. Can anyone point me to some simple instructions? Thanks. I'm using a primary password now for Firefox on my laptop. My email address is ...

Brian Wright

Asked by Brian R. Wright 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Firefox slowdown and crashes

I am running Firefox 94.0 in a couple of Linux Mint systems. My main desktop computer, with a 3.8 GHz 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 processor on an MSI B450-A PRO MAX MB with 16 GB … (read more)

I am running Firefox 94.0 in a couple of Linux Mint systems.

My main desktop computer, with a 3.8 GHz 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 processor on an MSI B450-A PRO MAX MB with 16 GB RAM, has had Linux Mint 19.3 installed for over a year. Just today, Firefox, which has also been installed in this OS for a long time, exhibited extreme slowness. I did an online search, and found that the slowness was cured by using the Troubleshoot Mode, but none of the suggestions I found solved the problem in normal mode. So, I went into Settings and turned off hardware acceleration. That solved the problem, somewhat ironically. The hardware acceleration seemed to accomplish deceleration instead. So my browser works, but there is something wrong with hardware acceleration in Firefox.

On a new install of Linux Mint 20.04, I recently experienced frequent crashing of Firefox just after clicking on a link. I tried online solutions, which didn't help, but then I turned off - - guess what - - hardware acceleration, and no more crashes. That is what motivated me to turn off hardware acceleration in Firefox on my Linux Mint 19.3 machine today.

I don't really have a problem to solve, but I don't know of a better place to submit a bug report, so I am hoping you will pass this on to the developers.

Asked by RJS 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

Firefox menu/settings

My firefox menu bar and menu button on my laptop are actually Google's menus. When i want to change settings i'm dupposed to click on Firefox in the menu bar but it's not… (read more)

My firefox menu bar and menu button on my laptop are actually Google's menus. When i want to change settings i'm dupposed to click on Firefox in the menu bar but it's not there. This is true even when i log into my firefox account. The menu button shows tabs for gmail, contacts; etc. All Google stuff. I have been trying to sync my laptop with my android phone but all the instructions tell me to click on things that aren't there.

Asked by Southpaw326 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

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How does Mozilla Support rate Questions?

So far i asked a handful questions here. Some are being replied while others are ignored. How do i get more attention on my questions and how is determined if they are im… (read more)

So far i asked a handful questions here. Some are being replied while others are ignored. How do i get more attention on my questions and how is determined if they are important or not? support.mozilla.org behaves in a wired way here, it's not like a Forum. Im certain admins have full sight over all topics here while a normal user like me, feels pretty lost.

Why do some questions show the amount of views while others dont? -See attached screenshots https://i.postimg.cc/QtyPZ0Nh/1.png https://i.postimg.cc/q7QSjp9t/2.png

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 2 months ago

Answered by andmagdo 2 months ago

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Enabling addons on per website basis

Hi, I found some discussion related (https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/disable-add-ons-on-specific-website/33693) but no solution yet. This is imho a big flaw in the privac… (read more)

Hi,

I found some discussion related (https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/disable-add-ons-on-specific-website/33693) but no solution yet.

This is imho a big flaw in the privacy of users.

There are trivial cases, for example if I use a YouTube downloader plugin, I obviously want it to monitor my browsing ONLY when I'm on youtube.com...

And there are some critical cases: when I browse my web banking, or when I go on some trading website, I don't want my financial operations to be at risk because of an add-on that is very useful everywhere but on those site.

However, I don't want to exclude all the add-ons for those website too, that would be just too much.

I think there's already a coding base in place, since you can disable each add-on when using private windows. This could be enhanced by having a system of whitelist/blacklist instead. And this feature would actually make more sense than using a private window.

Another way would be to have this feature on per container, instead of per website, than would work well too.

People have different activities, and some requires useful plugins, that are very specific. I mean Keepass's add-on (for example) is useful everywhere, but many add-ons are related to one activity at a time.

For example, if I'm a marketer and want to analyze website, I'll use add-ons for having stats on metadata or keywords or even real time reports from Alexa or from AliExpress, etc...

But when I'm reading my email, I'm not happy those add-ons can see my data.

That would be tedious to disable all those plugins every time I change activity, especially since we are productive humans so obviously we need to alternate those activities doing multitask all the time.

And the private window option is not flexible enough for that kind of multitasking, when containers are.

I hope this helps everyone understand clearly why I think my request is not only a real user need, but also currently a flaw in users privacy since most people will not trade the comfort of their add-ons for some privacy concern they don't always understand...

I know this is some kind of feature request more than ask for help, but https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/ is out of service so I don't know where to address my concern here.

Thanks for helping me pushing this idea forward.

Asked by Stopi 3 months ago

Answered by Seburo 3 months ago

Is Firefox going to force updates from v94?

Hello. Just looked at the release notes for FF94 and am a bit concerned about this part: "On Windows, there will now be fewer interruptions because Firefox won’t prompt y… (read more)

Hello. Just looked at the release notes for FF94 and am a bit concerned about this part:

"On Windows, there will now be fewer interruptions because Firefox won’t prompt you for updates. Instead, a background agent will download and install updates even if Firefox is closed."

Does this mean what I think it means? Namely that: (a) updates will be forced on us with no "Check for updates but let you choose to install them" option? (b) Firefox will be running software on your PC even if the browser itself isn't running?

I really hope I am misreading this! Thanks.

Asked by TechHorse 2 months ago

Last reply by TechHorse 2 months ago

Old Firefox Data Folder Keeps Reappearing on My Desktop

Hello, A folder titled 'Old Firefox Data' keeps appearing on my desktop. I googled when it orginally happened and after reading the help articles decided deleting it was … (read more)

Hello, A folder titled 'Old Firefox Data' keeps appearing on my desktop. I googled when it orginally happened and after reading the help articles decided deleting it was alright. I had refreshed Firefox and wasn't concerned about deleting anything important. Now everytime I restart my computer a new folder with the same name appears. This wasn't happening before and doesn't seem normal. Thanks!

Asked by kate.m.hanson 2 months ago

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The addresses of people who have never used my computer are showing up in my autofill.

In my "saved addresses" list under the Privacy and Security section of Firefox Settings, there are two addresses of people that have never used my computer. One formerly … (read more)

In my "saved addresses" list under the Privacy and Security section of Firefox Settings, there are two addresses of people that have never used my computer. One formerly went to my school, and the other is a stranger. I can think of no way that they could have had access to my account at any time. Are there any other possible explanations for this?

Asked by tjnpo 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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The Ultimate Firefox Privacy & Security Guide [about:config]

I recently came across a website listing adjustments to Firefox's about:config settings. These are supposedly done to help make the browser more secure. Modifications to … (read more)

I recently came across a website listing adjustments to Firefox's about:config settings. These are supposedly done to help make the browser more secure. Modifications to browser.safebrowsing.phishing.enabled,and after, are what I'm most curious about - mostly since the name Google is attached.

Others: - dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled [copy and paste tracking] - network.http.sendRefererHeader [hyperlink tracking]

Website for reference: https://proprivacy.com/privacy-service/guides/firefox-privacy-security-guide

I understand a lot can change within a year, but before breaking something, I wanted to ask if changing any of the above settings, particularly those having to do with Google, will cause damage to the browser itself. -thx

Asked by jazz 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

is there a way to search the bugzilla database for strings?

I would like to search the bugzilla database for known issues. While there is a builtin search tool, that does not work: if I search for a string and limit the search to… (read more)

I would like to search the bugzilla database for known issues.

While there is a builtin search tool, that does not work: if I search for a string and limit the search to one specific bug where I know it contains the string, then that bug is reported. Doing the same search over all bugs, it (takes long and then) reports that no bug at all contains the string - not even the one where I know it contains the string.

So this search tool is proven defective and cannot be used. What alternatives are there?

Asked by pmc1 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Hyperlinks from outlook not working in Firefox 92.0

When I click on a hyperlink in Outlook email Outlook is all of a sudden throwing an error message "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this… (read more)

When I click on a hyperlink in Outlook email Outlook is all of a sudden throwing an error message "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."

Any ideas please? If I copy and paste the address into a browser it works.

Thank you

Asked by Billy 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 months ago

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In windows ten, the hover color is yellow and white, I tried doing the web developer options last night..

Well it has been an extermely hard few days since first boot up firefox, but pretty much everything is so user friendly, except for the tooltip / hover color is still yel… (read more)

Well it has been an extermely hard few days since first boot up firefox, but pretty much everything is so user friendly, except for the tooltip / hover color is still yellow with white box surrounding it, is there a way I can configuration of it? I know about the UserChrome.ccs, but what you mean by "application from your profile?" Do you mean web or do you mean on your own Personal Comptuer?

Asked by incubatedcodes2000 4 months ago

Answered by incubatedcodes2000 4 months ago

MULTIPLE PROCESSES ARE KILLING ME!!!!!!!

Listen folks, I like many, many others are sick and tired of MULTIPLE PROCESSES!!!..They werent necessary before why now!!!!!???? I dont want to keep buying the latest an… (read more)

Listen folks, I like many, many others are sick and tired of MULTIPLE PROCESSES!!!..They werent necessary before why now!!!!!???? I dont want to keep buying the latest and greatest PC everytime somebody decides to take up all my RAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have ruined firefox!!!! now you have taken away the true and false settings for it!!!!!....Why???...each process for tracking for the NSA, FBI, etc???? stop the madness and get back to what made you popular....SPEED!!!!!!!! I DONT WANT WINDOWS # 234!!! I DONT WANT A NEW PC!!!! STOP TRYING TO CONTROLL US!!!

Asked by imagsusman 4 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 4 months ago

Can you add the keyword 'firefox' to the User Agent of Ipad FireFox?

Hello I'm working at Imperva which is a security company. One of our product is Web Application Firewall. In this product one of our feature is to identify the applicatio… (read more)

Hello I'm working at Imperva which is a security company. One of our product is Web Application Firewall. In this product one of our feature is to identify the application that is used when sending request to a web service. This may help our customer to set FireFox request as legit. One of the attribute that helps us doing it is the request header User Agent. We have found that FireFox which is installed on Ipad generate the following User Agent without the keyword 'firefox' (while Desktop FireFox and IPhone firefox does) Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_4) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/13.1 Safari/605.1.15 (Note that this User Agent ) Because the User Agent is very similar to Macbook Safari application, we can't classify FireFox on Ipad.

Is there any reason why this is the implementation? Can you update the User Agent in the next version in order the security product will be classify it?

Avidan avidanr@imperva.com

Asked by avidanr 4 months ago

Last reply by JP 4 months ago

"The Big Lie" & I Don't Mean Politics

Mozilla has no true feedback page any more, so I chose to post here. I kept the "Allow Firefox to install and run studies" box unchecked since I began to use the Firefox … (read more)

Mozilla has no true feedback page any more, so I chose to post here. I kept the "Allow Firefox to install and run studies" box unchecked since I began to use the Firefox browser (years ago). While I was researching a different issue, I found other users' posts about app.normandy. They all said that it allowed Mozilla to do what Mozilla promised not to do: run studies in violation of users' preference to opt out. Based on what I learned from those posts, I found where app.normandy was in my computer's about:config and toggled it to false. I want to thank those other users for their posts. Mozilla's explanation, also according to those posts, is that "Normandy is a collection of servers, workflows, and Firefox components that enables Mozilla to remote control Firefox clients in the wild based on precise criteria." Aside from whether or not Mozilla should be remote-controlling clients in this way, does it really consider all the diverse places in the world where its users live to be "in the wild?"

Asked by 1&Done 5 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 5 months ago

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How to secure all cookie logins under the master password protection

I really try to find an answer online but looks like nobody find this to be an issue. Of course i have my password vault locked with a master password. But remembered log… (read more)

I really try to find an answer online but looks like nobody find this to be an issue. Of course i have my password vault locked with a master password. But remembered logins on websites like Google and Facebook are secured by cookie login. Which not require my master password. So when someone use my computer unsolicited, this person gets instant access to my GMail/Facebook.

So how to protect per-logged in pages without resetting cookie data? Because i liked to benefit from instant access to al those website so i don't have to login everywhere any moment i start Firefox.

Asked by MIO 6 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Setting Firefox up properly

I have been using firefox for years but I am always encountering problems, possibly because I have not set it up properly. I am thinking of deleting my account and starti… (read more)

I have been using firefox for years but I am always encountering problems, possibly because I have not set it up properly. I am thinking of deleting my account and starting over or trying another browser all together. I was not brought up with computers so not computer literate, I like Mozilla's ethos and donate a small amount when I can, I just need advise about setting things up, I think

Asked by Shirley E. 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Is there a way to backup 'Cookies and Site Data' so if a refresh is needed, all permissions aren't lost

Under about:preferences#privacy there is a section 'Cookies and Site Data'. I have my settings set to CUSTOM and block all cookies. I then have managed my exceptions. I d… (read more)

Under about:preferences#privacy there is a section 'Cookies and Site Data'. I have my settings set to CUSTOM and block all cookies. I then have managed my exceptions. I did a refresh resently, all that was lost. The best I can do currently is to have wordpad open and manually type each line out in my exceptions and then if needed in the future, I could copy and paste. There might be a better way that I do not know. I do know by default, the 'Managed Exceptions' under 'Cookies and Site Data' does not save if 'Refreshed'. Please address a better process and not my choice on blocking all cookies, thank you.

Asked by Philip 8 months ago

Last reply by Philip 6 months ago