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malware installed after 42.0 update

I had a big night writing lab reports last night (so much fun). However during that time Firefox updated to 42.0. When I turned on my computer this morning I was receivin… (read more)

I had a big night writing lab reports last night (so much fun). However during that time Firefox updated to 42.0. When I turned on my computer this morning I was receiving an error message "from Microsoft Internet Explorer" which was very obviously malware. It came up with an error code of PORNDROID9007QD1 and would persistently make a high pitched beeping noise. It gave two options: "Leave page" and "stay on page" (no browser was open).

I did not do any questionable browsing or downloading. I have virus protection installed, and I'm also very security conscious having been on the internet for most of my life and know dodgy content when I see it. I don't download music, movies, or programs.

I can only find one other person with this issue online (http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/code-porndroid9007qd1-insufficient-privileges-to-post-in-browser-hijacks-forum.381267/) and they only got this issue the other day as well. From reading there it appears to be a javascript bug originating in Chrome, but I don't use Chrome. Yes, I have a Chromium browser installed (Maelstrom) but have not used it in months.

I'm thinking this might be a new threat that just hasn't been identified yet, but the only thing that changed on my computer last night was Firefox updating.

Has anyone else had this issue?

Asked by NoSyt 4 years ago

Last reply by NoSyt 4 years ago

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How to prevent old UserProfile settings overrule the locked down mozilla.cfg

I've a locked down deployment of Firefox v.42. which works great. I use the method of the mozilla.cfg and the local-settings.js. The user can't change the settings which… (read more)

I've a locked down deployment of Firefox v.42. which works great. I use the method of the mozilla.cfg and the local-settings.js. The user can't change the settings which I specify.

But when a user has an old "Mozilla" folder in their user profile these settings overrule. I can't find an answer how I can prevent this.

With other words, I don't want the Firefox settings in the user profile to be loaded. (Because I am virtualizing FF for a point solution).

Asked by alpejan 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Often crash in plugin-container.exe; FF ver. 42.0

Extremely often crash on INT3 in plugin-container.exe at offset 0x00B8ED50: 00B8ED41 push eax 00B8ED42 push 0B9705Ch 00B8ED47 call dword ptr ds:[0B961C0h] 00B8ED4D… (read more)

Extremely often crash on INT3 in plugin-container.exe at offset 0x00B8ED50: 00B8ED41 push eax 00B8ED42 push 0B9705Ch 00B8ED47 call dword ptr ds:[0B961C0h] 00B8ED4D add esp,10h 00B8ED50 int 3 ; <== it's a crash point. After this crash LoadLibrary() and LoadLibraryEx() APIs (all variants - Unicode/MBCS and single char) stop normal operation until reboot, xul.dll remains locked by unknown process. As the result, Crash reporter can neither send the crash report with data collected nor add user's comment to it. Further transmission of crash report is available only via about:crashes page after system reboot because a lot of other applications (including FF) can't be started. Graphical attributes of other opened windows belong to other applications and texts in windows' headers look spoiled. Contents of all other CHtmlView-derived windows belong to other applications (even started before this crash) becomes empty. After reboot and until next FF crash all normally works. This crash happens in -safe-mode too, FF clearance doesn't helpful. Step-by-step backout of FF ver. from 42.0 to 33.1.1 has reduced fault frequency but not removed it at all. Fault may occure on attempt of open some Web page and may not occure on the same page next time after reboot, so, it looks like cumulative and/or garbage-in-constructor problem...

Asked by moaikavakava 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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I was away from home for 5 days and Mozilla was stripped from pc.

The only thing I have left of Mozilla is the icon on my desktop. When I finally opened my email, everything was changed -- from appearance and priorities all the way to t… (read more)

The only thing I have left of Mozilla is the icon on my desktop. When I finally opened my email, everything was changed -- from appearance and priorities all the way to the taskbar, which was GONE. I'm not a computer expert, but this is weird. Any idea what might have happened or who might have sabotaged me?

Asked by SavedByHisGrace 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Google has a information/questionair. stopping me from any Search

As soon as I type in a search request on my initial firefox page, I get a box come up from Google saying that I have to agree with certain things... I don't want to agre… (read more)

As soon as I type in a search request on my initial firefox page, I get a box come up from Google saying that I have to agree with certain things... I don't want to agree to Google using my personal details for any purpose and therefore have said No to this Questionair.

Now, I am Unable to search for anything.! It's as though Google has shut down all my search facitities.

All I get continuously is the Firefox Seach Page = then the Google Questionair/Agreement box.!

I would be extremely grateful for any Info on how to get my computer back withou having to be ruled by Google.

Asked by macksboy 4 years ago

Last reply by philipp 4 years ago

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Keyboard stops working when using Japanese Hiragana input

Whenever I use the Hiragana input method for Japanese (Mac) the keyboard freezes up every other time I try to type. After typing one sentence or phrase in Japanese, I nee… (read more)

Whenever I use the Hiragana input method for Japanese (Mac) the keyboard freezes up every other time I try to type. After typing one sentence or phrase in Japanese, I need to manually switch to another language, then switch back to Japanese to unfreeze the keyboard for use in Firefox. I seems to get stuck when I am offered to choose between homophonous logographs i.e. 用紙 and 要旨, and although the arrow keys work to toggle between different choices, 'enter' nor 'space bar' will register, thus preventing me from naturally exiting the drop down scroll and moving on. This problem only occurs inside Firefox, and only with Japanese Hiragana (Chinese Pinyin works fine ironically). In Safari and other browsers the input method also works fine. Thank you for answering my question.

Asked by houstonphbu 4 years ago

Last reply by alex_mayorga 4 years ago

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find out which version to upgrade do not disrupt the organization work

hello, please help I work in a large organization, which has more than 10,000 employees. When we analyzed the use of your applications Firefox and Tunderbird we found tha… (read more)

hello, please help

I work in a large organization, which has more than 10,000 employees. When we analyzed the use of your applications Firefox and Tunderbird we found that they are very different in versions. In the Internet many information about the vulnerabilities of your application, I was given the task to find out which version to upgrade do not disrupt the organization work. Thank you in advance

Asked by NazarKravchenko 4 years ago

Last reply by philipp 4 years ago

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Firefox Untrusted connection

I have tried every way possible to fix this error none of the website work the only one that does is yahoo and they all say the same error If you usually connect to this … (read more)

I have tried every way possible to fix this error none of the website work the only one that does is yahoo and they all say the same error

If you usually connect to this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn't continue.

This site uses HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to specify that Firefox only connect to it securely. As a result, it is not possible to add an exception for this certificate.

www.google.com uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is unknown. The server might not be sending the appropriate intermediate certificates. An additional root certificate may need to be imported. (Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer)

Asked by Cosmiczilladog 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Runtime error

I'm trying to submit an application and this error appears every time I press the submit button. Server Error in '/cbse/2015/csssrenew' Application. Runtime Error Descrip… (read more)

I'm trying to submit an application and this error appears every time I press the submit button. Server Error in '/cbse/2015/csssrenew' Application. Runtime Error Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine.

Details: To enable the details of this specific error message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a <customErrors> tag within a "web.config" configuration file located in the root directory of the current web application. This <customErrors> tag should then have its "mode" attribute set to "Off".


<configuration>

   <system.web>
       <customErrors mode="Off"/>
   </system.web>

</configuration>


Notes: The current error page you are seeing can be replaced by a custom error page by modifying the "defaultRedirect" attribute of the application's <customErrors> configuration tag to point to a custom error page URL.


<configuration>

   <system.web>
       <customErrors mode="RemoteOnly" defaultRedirect="mycustompage.htm"/>
   </system.web>

</configuration>

how can I solve this?

Asked by arpitn 4 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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Initial screen fills up with cookie requests/can't get rid of them

On my other computer I open Firefox and immediately get a pile of pop-ups. These pop-ups seem to be cookie requests from my speed dial sites, and no matter what I click (… (read more)

On my other computer I open Firefox and immediately get a pile of pop-ups. These pop-ups seem to be cookie requests from my speed dial sites, and no matter what I click ("allow" or "deny") they keep coming back and then freeze up and I can't use the browser so I have to turn off computer. Help, please.

Asked by norspole 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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firefox keeps wanting safe mode and or loading a profile after refreshing

Lately after the latest update half the time when i launch firefox it comes up with this do you wish to start in safe mode or refresh...if i pick refresh it sits..grinds … (read more)

Lately after the latest update half the time when i launch firefox it comes up with this do you wish to start in safe mode or refresh...if i pick refresh it sits..grinds on it then gives the unable thing and that window pops up to pick a profile....i clik that...it tries to refresh...fails then i try again and it works.

Anyone got a clue how to fix this?

Asked by Kefrem 4 years ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 4 years ago

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Website Verification and Passwords.

Is there a way to send a request or verification ticket to either the company's website or Mozilla for SSL certification? Like, sending a link to DigiCert Inc. or Google … (read more)

Is there a way to send a request or verification ticket to either the company's website or Mozilla for SSL certification? Like, sending a link to DigiCert Inc. or Google Inc. Authority? I want to be sure that my connection to the website is private and secure. Furthermore, if the web page does not provide an SSL certification or verified website approval, would the passwords that I saved through Mozilla Firefox password manager be compromised or will they be secure even visiting a website that has no SSL certificate or verification? Please answer these two questions as soon as possible. Thank you.

Asked by Brando Mettout 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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how do i know my donation of $20.00 today is completed

donation is not verified plus the request for donation keeps repeating. this is very irritating. confirm donation or notify if there is a problem in completing. < … (read more)

donation is not verified plus the request for donation keeps repeating. this is very irritating. confirm donation or notify if there is a problem in completing. <

Asked by gordy41 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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Corrupted profile works only some times

I have a my Firefox profile and a copy of its folder. After a certain amount of time launching Firefox with this profile, the history and cookies are missing in the brows… (read more)

I have a my Firefox profile and a copy of its folder. After a certain amount of time launching Firefox with this profile, the history and cookies are missing in the browser, as well as some other preferences and data. What I do is that I close Firefox, delete the profile folder, duplicate the copy to a new copy and rename the original copy to match the profile folder name. The next time I launch Firefox history and cookies are here again. Then after 3 or 4 launches, they've disappeared again, so here I go again with the copies.

I don't know what causes the profile folder not to work after a few launches. One time the history was there again even after rebooting the computer, most of the time it disappears after a few hours (after a few relaunches of Firefox).

The profile originally became corrupted when I performed a cold shutdown of my computer while Firefox was open. I remember that when I booted again, my profile was well; it was at the next Firefox launch that the data was missing. I opened the sqlite files with the sqlite3 command line and they looked clean. Next time I launched Firefox the data was available again. I made a copy of the folder in case of, and there I am with the merry-go-round of copies.

Asked by SU001 4 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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A device began syncing with the devices connected to your Firefox account

I received a stunningly unhelpful email today (image attached) which is completely pointless unless I *was* the person syncing a new copy of Firefox on another laptop. I… (read more)

I received a stunningly unhelpful email today (image attached) which is completely pointless unless I *was* the person syncing a new copy of Firefox on another laptop. If this wasn't me, how do I know? What device? What location? What exact time? And if I had any questions - as in 'this wasn't me - what do I do now?' where's the email address / what forum do I raise this in?

It's a bad email because 1) the grammar is awful - why not just say "a new device began syncing with your Firefox Account" 2) it should include an "if this wasn't you, please go to... and change your password now" comment.

Thanks for a cool browsing experience, but please fix this email!

Gaz

Asked by gazumped 4 years ago

Last reply by gazumped 4 years ago

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when I updated to version 42 some how it got locked up trying to update the "update" log. the activity icon keeps spinning and the staus4ever addon bar stays ac

When I updated to version 42 something happened during the upgrade. The activity icon keeps circling and my staus-4-ever add-on bar remains on and wont go away. When I tr… (read more)

When I updated to version 42 something happened during the upgrade. The activity icon keeps circling and my staus-4-ever add-on bar remains on and wont go away. When I try to check for updates in options it does not show the update to version 42 but when I go into help about Firefox shows I have version 42. I tried restarting my computer and it still shows the download icon circling etc. T the shut down the computer and powered it back up with the same results. I refreshed Firefox and that didn't help either. any suggestions?

Asked by lxllrl11300 4 years ago

Answered by guigs 4 years ago

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Firefox crashes

When I try to watch video on demand on my Xfinity account, Firefox crashes. The message says that shockwave Flash has crashed. If I choose Stop Plug-in, I get "Adobe Fl… (read more)

When I try to watch video on demand on my Xfinity account, Firefox crashes. The message says that shockwave Flash has crashed. If I choose Stop Plug-in, I get "Adobe Flash plug-in crashed." I have to open Explorer browser to be able to watch the shows on demand on my laptop. This problem disappeared when I updated to Windows 10. It seems to have returned. Am I alone with this issue?

Asked by ruthf227 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox (Windows 7) cannot play some mp4 videos

Firefox 42 for Windows 7 cannot play some mp4 videos, for example: http://www.miejsca.com/video/camino.mp4 (either opening directly or embedded in a webpage) Firefox disp… (read more)

Firefox 42 for Windows 7 cannot play some mp4 videos, for example: http://www.miejsca.com/video/camino.mp4 (either opening directly or embedded in a webpage) Firefox displays the error message: Video can't be played because the file is corrupt. Tested on different machines. The video is encoded in H264 and AAC, it works under Chrome and Firefox for Linux.

(The option "media.windows-media-foundation.enabled" is no longer available in about:config),

Asked by Krzqchu 4 years ago

Last reply by ellaryk 4 years ago

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Firefox slow after windows 10 installation: solution

I have has this problem for ages and have been cursing all and sundry. However I have found an article that has fixed it for me. It turns out that during the upgrade to W… (read more)

I have has this problem for ages and have been cursing all and sundry.

However I have found an article that has fixed it for me.

It turns out that during the upgrade to Windows 10 my Power settings were changed from balanced to stable. I reset the power saver settings back to Balanced (recommended) and now Firefox is back to it's original speed.

Videos play without buffereing now and no annoying waiting for script message

Yeahhhhhhhhhhh

Asked by LarryB2 4 years ago

Last reply by gopego 4 years ago