Redirect to Malicious Site

I am using FF on a Windows 11 desktop. When I try to log into familysearch.org using FF, Avast detects that I am being redirected to https://590-buk-726.mktoresp.com. I h… (read more)

I am using FF on a Windows 11 desktop. When I try to log into familysearch.org using FF, Avast detects that I am being redirected to https://590-buk-726.mktoresp.com. I have used both Avast and FF for years, and this is the first time this has happened. FamilySearch is a very legitimate genealogy site. I contacted Avast and they refreshed FF, and I was able to log in ok, but when I tried it again I got the same warning. I cleared all cookies - same problem. I deleted FF and re-installed - same problem. I am not getting this warning when I use MS Edge. Has anyone seen anything like this? What should I do? Thanks, Mike

Asked by MikeO175 2 hours ago

Last reply by MikeO175 19 seconds ago

Many bugs and crashes with Firefox

Many bugs and crashes with Firefox 1 Not able to install an automatic update, via the Menu Help --> About Firefox (or Thunderbird). This bug / problems sits alread… (read more)

Many bugs and crashes with Firefox

  1. 1 Not able to install an automatic update, via the Menu Help --> About Firefox (or Thunderbird). This bug / problems sits already inside the earlier versions of Firefox and Thunderbird.
  • A No new version is shown.
  • B Firefox (or Thunderbird) tries to download / install this update, bug become someway corrupted and also stuck in this process.
  • C Firefox (or Thunderbird) says to apply the update you must restart the program. After Firefox (or Thunderbird) was restarted, the program keeps trying installing or downloading this same or another update. I see a spinning circle only, no progress bar. Waiting, trying again later or another restart from Firefox (or Thunderbird) does nothing.

Only way to update Firefox is via https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release Which always shows the wrong language. Only way to update Thunderbird is via https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/all/#product-desktop-release Here, I can click on letter from my language and download the setup package. After this update installation was done, the Help --> About (program name) window show the program is last version. But not seems not always the last version, like version x.x.01 to x.x.02, then tries to install this newer small version and gets stuck in the same loop or corruption.

  • D You must use the setup package, because the installer doesn't work, likes to abort the installation and shows error messages about something gone wrong. Installer package is incomplete or damaged, not for current version and Windows.
  • E For last newer versions, they seems not working anymore directly. The program can be restarted once or few times before it seems working. Until other bugs appear.
  • F Always adding a new and faulty shortcut, but I have already a working shortcut on my Desktop. Icon hasn't logo from Firefox or Thunderbird, but the setup icon.
  • G Sometimes you cannot start Firefox or Thunderbird, due the update did something wrong.

Missing file(s) and/or some strange error message after I clicked on the shortcut from the program. Another run from this "update" setup is needed. Remove a or all "Firefox.exe" from the Taskmanager list.

  • H Bug that stops add-ones working. This can be happen due the general function / thing for add-ones inside Firefox crashes, become bugged or corrupted. 1 add-one or more add-ones take the others and stop working, become bugged or corrupted. Add-ones will forget things, their work / functions or do it halfway. Has something to do with the installation and/or data from add-ones. They seems to not having support or do anything about their problems.
  1. 2 Random many crashes without any useful (error) messages, can be with closing the program itself.

Already from earlier versions of Firefox. And also Thunderbird too. This bug seems to sit deep inside the programs. I should be to use Firefox, Thunderbird, Notepad together, with having a some folders open. Switching between them can be annoying slow. Takes longer time be before responding. I'm seeing empty white or black windows. Only last selected section is visible, has the text and smaller pictures. I can have Firefox and Thunderbird left open for hours and later finding one or both programs are closed by itself. No reason, no permission given to do that. Add a new tab or click on a current site, there is no (fast) respond. Same for buttons, filters and filling in forms on a site. One program can pull the other program in closing to when the one is crashing. Also Windows will show several error messages about programs are using to much memory and must be closed. If this has programs listed, then Firefox seems to appear most here of the programs I'm using.

Updating doesn't fix anything Using the safe mode and new profiles are no long time solutions, every time anything is gone or nog working better.

It seems you must have 2 profiles running at same time when you want read something and not switching back between every minute or so. If 1 is near crashing, you have still the other one running.

  1. 3 Why I'm seeing 20x to 72x a Firefox.exe in my Taskmanager? They takes a lot of memory, showing different sizes. I started Firefox once. This is not needed.
  1. 4 Some sites seems to not work in Firefox or takes longer time.

Same for responding on clicking, using filters, buttons and sending forms. Clicking on those (annoying) accept (popup) windows. Unable to login or confirm an (security) action like this with a word or number given via e-mail. Might be something for the site. When you need to use Private Browsing for this.

  1. 5 Icons from installed add-ones don't appear in main bar, at right side. How to use them? Before they did.
  1. 6 Site using third party host sites are slow and mostly don't work. Connection errors.

"Seems fine here, but something with you". Refresh page doesn't fix it. Wait and try again later, how long? Firefox should block these sites.

  1. 7 After updating to Firefox version 115.0.2 and continue my last session, there are appear several new bugs.
  • A I cannot longer visit sites. Even earlier visited sites don't load. Firefox keeps stuck in loading or receiving site info data. Sites don't appear, just an empty (white) page. Also about:support doesn't work. Strangely, I can visit Google.com but not open any site from there. I tried Private Browsing, so no add-one can do something with this.

I had Firefox running for some hours, these sites are still stuck in "loading" or something else.

  • B Right click to open a site or page in a new tab doesn't longer work. Right click menu appears, but action will not be done. Which can be strange at top, missing or changed items.
  • C Same to copy line of text or picture, action isn't longer "remembered".

Now, I created again a new profile and again this doesn't fix them. Even more bugs and stranger. Again lost everything, settings, sites, installing dictionaries and add-ones. Stupid.

  • C1 I can visit websites, but with some strange things, not always working fine.

That makes it to post my problems here.

  • C2 Cannot longer type keywords in the addressbar and after pressing Enter, you should visit Google with search results. Firefox thinks the given keyword is a not existing website.

In Settings (via about:preferences#search), there are no search engines (Google, Wikipedia, ect) in the list, who should be there by default. Also there's no default search engine selected, the list therefor is small and empty.

  • C3 Yet visited near 10 sites, who I cannot visit any of the sites with my other long time using profile. Then Firefox crashed by random, white empty window. Windows adds not responding at end of the program's title bar. I could restart Firefox after that, get the "continue after a crash" tab and revisit any of these sites in their opened tabs.
  • C4 A site keeps saying cookies are disabled / denied, while minimal are accepted when some of that stupid (popup) windows did show. This means: Some stupid messages don't disappear after clicking "OK", the "X" or close buttons / links. Site might not work fine or on some parts. Something can follow you browsing through the site. Not able to visit that site or part.
  • C5 A site keeps saying there is an ad-blocker installed, but there is no add-one like that installed. This means: Stupid messages like these keep appearing; site cannot work fine; you cannot visit the site due some invisible wall or blocking thing. Some can follow you browsing through the site. This is very annoying.
  • C6 With one profile I cannot longer open sites who worked before. Keeps loading, shows URL in addressbar and on the tab.

And the about: .... pages. While with a new profile I can visit those sites, but right click menu is bugged.

  • Cannot open site or page in new tab. Only on Google based sites are working for unknown reasons, but not YouTube.
  • Missing items or I can see more gray things and lines.
  • Cannot copy selected text. Stil having old or wrong text.
  • Cannot Search with Google, this option is missing.
  • Cannot see the source code from the page, due action is not happen.
  • On sites that are working you can only read that current content. Can open links in new tabs, but their pages are empty / white, keep loading forever.
  • A few sites don't load and still giving a empty page. Loading takes longer then needed. For same site.
  • Use Google by typing the keyword in the addressbar doesn't visit Google site, but Firefox thinks the site doesn't exist, is wrong typed. You must go to Google.com and typing the keyword in the textbox here.
  • If a site worked first, then later it cannot working longer, keeps stuck in loading and showing a empty white page / tab.
  • Login for some sites is not longer possible, email send with security word or number doesn't appear. I can send myself a test e-mail to this e-mail address. Waited the time enough and made a new attempt, still the same.

Windows PC. Firefox version 117.0 x64. Via Help --> About Firefox, because about:support doesn't show the version and build.

Asked by Rapha-L Pherdiux 2 minutes ago

been using firefox linux for years...now online payment failed ... streaming interrupts

I stream video and after 10 minutes, graying out of screen or simply the steaming stopped. Repeatedly same problems. Problem for same streaming not seen using chrome. … (read more)

I stream video and after 10 minutes, graying out of screen or simply the steaming stopped. Repeatedly same problems. Problem for same streaming not seen using chrome.

I do online payment and screen locks up. I refreshed... no change. I paid in chrome... no issues Now notified that I may have paid twice. WTF?

Why suddenly problems with firefox.

Running Linux mint

Asked by Bob 5 minutes ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 minutes ago

Firefox even in safe mode unresponsive to some websites

I don't know when it started (quite awhile), but when I go to some websites even in FF safe mode, I wait a long time but get nothing displayed and it stops spinning/waiti… (read more)

I don't know when it started (quite awhile), but when I go to some websites even in FF safe mode, I wait a long time but get nothing displayed and it stops spinning/waiting (the circle arrow upper left stops). Occasionally when I reload, it comes up but usually it doesn't. Other websites it works fine.

In fact, if I browse to some websites, sit and wait awhile, then go to chrome or edge, type in the same website, the page displays even while FF is sitting there waiting.

ebay.com seems to work great, but for instance this morning, this one doesn't: https://www.crowdpac.com/news/741938 but sometimes this works: https://www.crowdpac.com then try it again (refresh) and it never responds.

And in fact, I'm using Edge to submit this question because when I browsed to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/new/desktop#search in Firefox/Safe and clicked on the Sign-In/Up button, nothing happened. With Edge it worked fine and I'm able to type this in.

Asked by Paul Kinzelman 1 week ago

Last reply by Paul Kinzelman 18 minutes ago

Firefox crashes while using Windows magnifier

Hello: I must use the magnifier that came with Windows or I cannot read the screen. All was fine until Firefox updated. Now, when I try to use the magnifier, Firefox and… (read more)

Hello:

I must use the magnifier that came with Windows or I cannot read the screen. All was fine until Firefox updated. Now, when I try to use the magnifier, Firefox and all the sites I am using freeze. The entire screen fades out, and an hour glass shows up. But nothing happens after that. I have to go to the task manager and close Firefox, then start it up again.

I checked for Windows updates and everything is current. I am using Windows 10.

How can I fix this?

Asked by Virginia Small 26 minutes ago

Secure connection failed firefox sync effects all browsers all sites

I had a hard drive fail and needed to do an entire new install. One of the very first things I do is install firefox and sync so I have all my sites tabs and passwords. … (read more)

I had a hard drive fail and needed to do an entire new install. One of the very first things I do is install firefox and sync so I have all my sites tabs and passwords.

I did this and got the Secure connection failed errors instantly thereafter. no reboot nothing fixed it. Bing chrome opera all fail to work. refusing all secure connections. It will load microsoft but I cannot log in. It will load 1000 other sites as long as they are not the SSL pages. No other browser will load either.

This is instantly after signing in to sync.

I was left with no choice but to assume something got corrupted and wipe and redo windows AGAIN on this new drive.

This time I downloaded everything with bing and edge. Then when I was done after two days. I downloaded FF and tested it.

Worked great.

Signed into sync and BAM, all browsers and all websites refuse connections.

I have signed out of sync. I have deleted firefox. I have cleared SSL and DNS and every other setting I can think of or that chat gpt suggested. from cmd line. hard.

No remaining browsers will load. New firefox with no profile and no sync will load.

Whatever sync DID remains totally systemic and persistent and ONLY a total wipe of the drive fixed it last time.

Why will FF simply DO something like this and WTF did it do?

Asked by CB Air 1 week ago

Last reply by CB Air 28 minutes ago

  • Solved

Cloudflare challenges only work in incognito (with all extensions)

I've been having an issue for a while now where the cloudflare challenges that ask you to click the check mark to "verify your connection is secure" would just endlessly … (read more)

I've been having an issue for a while now where the cloudflare challenges that ask you to click the check mark to "verify your connection is secure" would just endlessly ask me to click the button and never continue. Sometimes it would say to unblock access to challenges.cloudflare.com.

But if I a launch an incognito window I can visit website with the challenge and it won't even ask! I've added all my extensions to run in incognito mode and everything still works, I can visit the websites in incognito just fine. So the one changing variable is incognito vs non-incognito.

I can have two windows open, one incognito and one not, and browse to the same website and the non-incog window will fail but the incog will just go to the site.

I thought incognito was supposed to only affect the session storage? Does it silently change other things to the running environment of the browser (about:config options, slightly different extension configs)?

Anyone know why this small change would suddenly allow cloudflare challenges to work?

Asked by txrxnet 18 hours ago

Answered by txrxnet 2 hours ago

Can recent Firefox update cause "Windows Explorer has stopped" fault?

OS = Windows 7 Pro. Web-browser = Firefox. Both worked very well for many years on desktop PC and laptop. Recently desktop PC repeatedly reported "Windows Explorer has … (read more)

OS = Windows 7 Pro. Web-browser = Firefox. Both worked very well for many years on desktop PC and laptop. Recently desktop PC repeatedly reported "Windows Explorer has stopped" whenever Firefox was started. Today I updated Firefox on my laptop after several weeks of non-use. "Windows Explorer has stopped" appeared immediately Firefox started - error never seen before on the laptop. Could the most recent update to Firefox be the cause of this fault?

Asked by jgilmour1 1 hour ago

Last reply by Rapha-L Pherdiux 58 minutes ago

browser

Where is my security option under settings. There is no option either for privacy either, Why. Also under settings browsing history is suppose to be deleted and it is no… (read more)

Where is my security option under settings. There is no option either for privacy either, Why. Also under settings browsing history is suppose to be deleted and it is not Why? Please help me with this matter and keeping my account secure and safe

GOD BLESS FOR ALL YOUR WORK AND EXPERTISE WHICH IS A BLESSING TO US ALL. I AM DISABLE WITH LITTLE INCOME BUT IF THAT CHANGES I WILL CONTRIBUTE TO FIREFOX BUT FOR NOW ALL I CAN DO IS PRAY AS I DO FOR YOU ALL THANK YOU FOR YOU HELP REGARDING THESE MATTERS

BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOURS SINCERELY MS. GALE

Asked by Whisper 1 hour ago

Export browser settings

Which file/s contains only the browser settings, not including the extensions, which are transferable to other profiles? prefs.js? the contents of the settings folder? … (read more)

Which file/s contains only the browser settings, not including the extensions, which are transferable to other profiles? prefs.js? the contents of the settings folder?

Asked by noel_envode 1 hour ago

Firefox 117.0.1 freezes every time I try to upload or download files (and I have to exit and restart it)

Using Firefox 117.0.1 on Windows 10, whenever I try to download a file (eg right-clicking an image, 'Save image as...') or upload a file (eg a photo to Facebook or a PDF … (read more)

Using Firefox 117.0.1 on Windows 10, whenever I try to download a file (eg right-clicking an image, 'Save image as...') or upload a file (eg a photo to Facebook or a PDF to Cloudconvert), Firefox completely freezes (greys out) and no matter how long I wait this doesn't resolve. In the end I have to click the red X icon at top right, completely shut down the programme, then re-open it. And it continues to be impossible to upload or download.

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:109.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/117.0

No crashes logged in about:crashes, but Windows reliability settings reveal the following:

Description A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows. Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

Problem signature Problem Event Name: AppHangB1 Application Name: firefox.exe Application Version: 117.0.1.8655 Application Timestamp: 64ffcf74 Hang Signature: e5ca Hang Type: 134217728 OS Version: 10.0.19045.2.0.0.768.101 Locale ID: 2057 Additional Hang Signature 1: e5ca377c485e7058fa97701f85aa4a08 Additional Hang Signature 2: d583 Additional Hang Signature 3: d5834214b853c6b8508f9d55b4f4e695 Additional Hang Signature 4: e5ca Additional Hang Signature 5: e5ca377c485e7058fa97701f85aa4a08 Additional Hang Signature 6: d583 Additional Hang Signature 7: d5834214b853c6b8508f9d55b4f4e695

Any advice?

Many thanks!

Asked by GKW 5 days ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 hour ago

sync phones

bold textI have many web pages in collections on my old phone. I just upgraded to a new phone. Is there an easy way to get those collections on my new phone? … (read more)

bold textI have many web pages in collections on my old phone. I just upgraded to a new phone. Is there an easy way to get those collections on my new phone?

Asked by Armando Moral 1 hour ago

Firefox crashing repeatedly

Firefox seems to crash repeatedly and generates no crash reports, just freezes up my pc. It works in troubleshooting mode but even after refreshing, the problem persists.… (read more)

Firefox seems to crash repeatedly and generates no crash reports, just freezes up my pc. It works in troubleshooting mode but even after refreshing, the problem persists. Surprisingly, it will consistently crash if I go to `about:support` (except in troubleshooting mode). Any help would be appreciated!

Asked by Bilal Musani 1 day ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 hours ago

Browsers won't sync when behind Securly.com filter

I'm the tech director (tech janitor) for a public school that is using Securly.com for their Internet filter. Securly requires installing their own certificate so they c… (read more)

I'm the tech director (tech janitor) for a public school that is using Securly.com for their Internet filter. Securly requires installing their own certificate so they can be a man-in-the-middle. I've installed that cert into Firefox and that works fine. However, even with that cert installed, Sync doesn't work when I'm behind that filter. As soon as I take one of my computers off the school network, everything will sync up. I don't get any errors that sync is failing, it's just not working. Any ideas on how I can fix that issue?

Thanks!

-Farren

Asked by farren 2 hours ago

something is wrong

Yesterday the option to make Firefox my main browser turned on on my Android phone. It won't let me turn it on. I have Google on my phone, but I never updated it, I upd… (read more)

Yesterday the option to make Firefox my main browser turned on on my Android phone. It won't let me turn it on. I have Google on my phone, but I never updated it, I updated myself yesterday, I can't turn it off. I also have a MI browser that is disabled. When Fitefox is not my main browser, I cannot add web shortcuts to the start screen, and I use it all the time and miss it a lot. What should I do to restore the option to make Firefox my main browser? I used to have Google but now I don't know what's going on? Help me please!!!

Asked by Ivona 3 hours ago

PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR on our website

Few days ago, some of our clients and few (not all) internal PC are get stucked on a PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR on our website. Only on 117 windows version (118 developer ver… (read more)

Few days ago, some of our clients and few (not all) internal PC are get stucked on a PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR on our website. Only on 117 windows version (118 developer version and 119 nightly seems ok). We tried to repair firefox, it works on 95% but we can't ask our client to do this. It works on Chrome & Edge.

We running out of ideas : - we only accept TLS 1.2 / 1.3 - checking CSP - Both IIS and Apache are not working - Firewall are not blocking

Asked by zakwil 2 days ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 hours ago