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Secure Connection Not Available

Starting Firefox( going to Google.Com ) I get either "Secure Connection Not Available" or "Google.com taking to long to load". It is an HTTPS-Only Mode Alert. If I reload… (read more)

Starting Firefox( going to Google.Com ) I get either "Secure Connection Not Available" or "Google.com taking to long to load". It is an HTTPS-Only Mode Alert. If I reload the page it goes to Google.com. Also if I create a new tab it works fine. When is says it is taking to long to load it is only loading for a few seconds before I get the message. The problem is only on the initial opening of Firefox. Thanks

Asked by ar3142 1 day ago

Answered by ar3142 1 day ago

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Change of ID

All of a sudden I'm getting the Yahoo maiil ID changed to Google Mail with out any authorisation on my part ? I know Google owns Yahoo. I use Yahoo mail all the time and … (read more)

All of a sudden I'm getting the Yahoo maiil ID changed to Google Mail with out any authorisation on my part ? I know Google owns Yahoo. I use Yahoo mail all the time and Yahoo is my ID for many applications so why has this happened ? If something like this can change unknowns to me does this mean that Google has control of my MAC and FireFox and its content .??

Asked by dwnunderoz@mail.com 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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AD Blocker Message

Firefox Browser uprated to 92.0 today. Previously whilst browsing Ad's were showing; today I have no Ad's displayed but have not enabled an Ad Blocker on Firefox. A site … (read more)

Firefox Browser uprated to 92.0 today. Previously whilst browsing Ad's were showing; today I have no Ad's displayed but have not enabled an Ad Blocker on Firefox. A site I use extensively cannot now be properly viewed; I get a message to turn off Ad Blocker. I have set Enhanced Tracking Protection to 'Off' but am still unable to obtain full functionality, I am using standard Firefox Privacy settings otherwise. I am able to browse the site properly using MS Edge. I have deliberately refrained from using any AD Blocking on my part so as to ensure the site in question can be properly viewed. The only Firefox extension being used is Kaspersky Protection; I get the turn off Ad Blocker message both when Kaspersky Protection is on or off.

Asked by ericbates 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Security when taking PC to repair shop

I only use Firefox as my PC browser. I always run in private mode, so all cookies etc are deleted. I have about 100 login passwords saved, but use a FF primary password. … (read more)

I only use Firefox as my PC browser. I always run in private mode, so all cookies etc are deleted. I have about 100 login passwords saved, but use a FF primary password. The PC is protected at startup with the standard pin code. I never save personal data such as credit card details or addresses. Can I be confident that if I take the PC to a repair shop and leave it there it will be safe? Is there anything else I can do to make things more secure in the event of repair, or PC being stolen?

I also have MS Edge on the PC (can't seem to delete it) but all personal data is deleted.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Rob 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Textual access to Security

When I open the Security page, it shows 'about:preferences#security' in the address bar, but when I paste the same string 'about:preferences#security' into the address b… (read more)

When I open the Security page, it shows 'about:preferences#security' in the address bar, but when I paste the same string 'about:preferences#security' into the address bar, it does not open Security, but instead a Google Search Result page. Is there a text string that will open Security ?

Asked by Sebastian42 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Blocked downloads in Firefox 93

Since updating to Firefox 93.0, I notice that downloads from certain sites are being blocked, because they are using a basic HTTP connection, requiring me to explicitly a… (read more)

Since updating to Firefox 93.0, I notice that downloads from certain sites are being blocked, because they are using a basic HTTP connection, requiring me to explicitly allow each download. I understand that this is a new "feature," as explained here: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/10/05/firefox-93-protects-against-insecure-downloads/, however, I in no way desire this behavior. It is an asinine nuisance, and if I cannot disable it, I will have no choice but to revert to an early version of Firefox. My question, then is this: is it possible to disable this check, and simply allow all downloads? If so, how can I do that?

Asked by ljbetche 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago

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How Do I Generate a New Firefox Key

Hi can you tell me how I can generate a new Firefox Key because when I signed in to my firefox account to follow yr instructions, but there is No "Create" Button next to… (read more)

Hi can you tell me how I can generate a new Firefox Key because when I signed in to my firefox account to follow yr instructions, but there is No "Create" Button next to my name or email? I checked all the headings, security etc and can not find yr Create Button

Thank you

cheers Kev

Asked by Kevin Borg 1 week ago

Answered by Kevin Borg 1 week ago

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May Firefox team to add flag of strict mode for notification about addons that access to permissions?

I am control freak so because it I like Mozilla Firefox. So I need feature (inside about:config) that will 1. Notificate me about every access to every API that generate … (read more)

I am control freak so because it I like Mozilla Firefox. So I need feature (inside about:config) that will

1. Notificate me about every access to every API that generate extensions (history access, bookmarks, webpage content, tabs access etc) 2. Ability to disallow/allow access inside these popups (permanently, session mode) 3. Such permission sandbox only for a list of addons (not all)

Asked by FirefoxIsAwesome 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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HTTPS-Only Mode interferes with Automatic proxy configuration URL settings?

I'm an old Firefox user. Thank you for excellent Browser! However, I've seen some bad things in Firefox 89, so I'll report it. After upgrading Firefox to 89, access from … (read more)

I'm an old Firefox user. Thank you for excellent Browser!

However, I've seen some bad things in Firefox 89, so I'll report it. After upgrading Firefox to 89, access from behind the proxy no longer reaches all addresses beyond the firewall. I noticed that the page opens correctly when I play around with the settings, which is related to the HTTPS-Only Mode and Automatic proxy configuration URL settings. I specify the address of "http:" in the Automatic proxy configuration URL. In that case, if HTTP-Only Mode is ON, it seems that the proxy configuration file cannot be read correctly. When I turned off HTTP-Only Mode and reloaded again, the page was displayed correctly. Alternatively, I can give up the specification in the Automatic proxy configuration URL and switch to the manual specification. That said, before 89, all settings were displayed correctly, so I think it was a trigger for the change in 89. Is there anything you can think of? Is such a phenomenon happening in other people?

Asked by m-ina 4 months ago

Answered by m-ina 2 weeks ago

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How can I find/remove an incomplete login name?

FF is offering me two versions of my e-mail when I login to a website where I have specifically told it to 'never' remember a password. The little black selection dropdo… (read more)

FF is offering me two versions of my e-mail when I login to a website where I have specifically told it to 'never' remember a password. The little black selection dropdown shows both myUserName@myMailserver.com myUserName@myMailserver.co When I click to login page of 'website.com'. It does not offer this for all websites that use e-mail address as login.

I have checked and the website in question shows up in 'never save' exceptions to my 'ask to save usernames and passwords'.

So I have no saved passwords to remove for that site--when I look up 'website.com', I get nothing.

2 questions: why does FF continue to offer a login name for that site?

FF 93.04 beta (will be updated in a few minutes to next version) MacOS 11.6 Big Sur and where can I find and zap 'myUserName@myMailserver.co' without losing all of my other logins & passwords that I do allow FF to store for me?

Asked by Foxfree99 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Why Firefox connects to googleusercontet.com within 2 minutes of it reaching the internet?

HI! My buddy highlighted an issue, then i re-checked myself and it is worrying to me. To recreate (windows): Get any (non-webistaller [not nececarry, to do it this way, b… (read more)

HI!

My buddy highlighted an issue, then i re-checked myself and it is worrying to me.

To recreate (windows):

Get any (non-webistaller [not nececarry, to do it this way, but simpler to check]) firefox version (buddy got a fresh portable, i used my kinda privacy fortified one). Disconnect from the internet (plug the cable for fastest result). Make your version usable (install it) Start firefox, and open the Resource Monitor, with the network tab open expand the Network Activity portion (short alphabeticly, by name, check for F for firefox). Plug the cable in.

You soon will see FF will start looking for things, then an adress with a googleusercontet.com will pop up. Does not matter what is the Homepage's default browser, does no matters even if the Homepage is set to blank, this happens.

My best bet would be google safe browsing, but still, without any activity it is already connecting to that?

I know about the Google-FF/Mozilla relation, but this really made me think about why i still like firefox.

Asked by ledgeri 2 weeks ago

Answered by dveditz 2 weeks ago

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A message from Monitor said my information is in 6 data breaches. The linked in stuff I can fix. But evite? They must have my e-mail. Don't know how to get to that or the other sites listed I've never heard. What do I do more than change Linked in?

Please let me know what I should be doing other than tightening linked in which has no crucial information anyway. My e-mail will get back on e-vite because someone wil… (read more)

Please let me know what I should be doing other than tightening linked in which has no crucial information anyway. My e-mail will get back on e-vite because someone will send me an invitation. The other places should not have any information on me since I've never visited, don't know what they are.

Asked by mskinsey 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Master password problem.

Can anyone help me with a master password issue? The box appears at the appropriate time but I am unable to enter any text into the box. I point and click in the text spa… (read more)

Can anyone help me with a master password issue?

The box appears at the appropriate time but I am unable to enter any text into the box. I point and click in the text space but the cursor does not appear and nothing happens when I start typing.

The sign in button is grey although I can click on it and the box briefly disappears then reappears asking for the password again. The cancel button works and closes the box.

I do not have the same problem on my Android mobile and I can access my passwords on my phone but not on my Windows laptop.

Thanks in advance, Grant.

Asked by Mr G 2 weeks ago

Answered by Mr G 2 weeks ago

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Autolog-in does not work after log-in to Mozilla account

Hi, my Firefox suddenly stop autologging my to Facebook or Gmail. After every restart of the application, I have to accept again cookies on every site. I have followed t… (read more)

Hi,

my Firefox suddenly stop autologging my to Facebook or Gmail. After every restart of the application, I have to accept again cookies on every site. I have followed these steps and nothing helped. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1176200

Then I tried to restore my default settings and autologin works again. Until my Mozilla synchronised with my account.

Can anyone, please, help? Thank you.

Asked by majernicekm 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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how to remove a file that "contains a virus or malware" from notifications

Hi all, I should remove the notification that always appears on firefox opening. "this file contains a virus or malware" I'm sure I have no more this file on my system (e… (read more)

Hi all, I should remove the notification that always appears on firefox opening.

"this file contains a virus or malware"

I'm sure I have no more this file on my system (even scanned by my antivirus) but this message still appears every time

how can I clean up?

find attached the screenshot

many thanks!

Asked by mfran2002 3 weeks ago

Answered by mfran2002 3 weeks ago

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Your organization controls this browser

Hi, I have tried all day trying to get rid - of SaveFrom.net Helper - no luck. Latest Firefox running on latest Win.10. So frustrating, tried all sorts of tricks and noth… (read more)

Hi, I have tried all day trying to get rid - of SaveFrom.net Helper - no luck. Latest Firefox running on latest Win.10. So frustrating, tried all sorts of tricks and nothing works Cheers,

GregT

Asked by gtcountry 2 months ago

Answered by gtcountry 2 months ago