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Browser hijaker FindItPro ruins the whole experience

I want to report that spyware named FindItPro which I, foolishly, downloaded. Well, it's a virus, right? But no antivirus can delete it completely. It comes back and you … (read more)

I want to report that spyware named FindItPro which I, foolishly, downloaded. Well, it's a virus, right? But no antivirus can delete it completely. It comes back and you can't find the source. So, there should be some problem in your browser that allows it to live.

I'll send you a website where I got it. [link to suspected malware removed] BE CAREFUL. Virus will be downloaded along with Opera browser or something. I'll send this report also to some antivirus company. Yes, I was foolish, but I hope you will fix it.

Asked by kirill.prilezhaev 6 months ago

Answered by Paul 6 months ago

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upon win 10 startup, a program with an OLD firefox logo appears on my taskbar, opens nothing, and then closes itself

Hi! please help me lmao i'm not sure wtf is going on. I recently (as of a week ago) had to wipe my pc and reinstall windows 10 after a botched update. So i installed fir… (read more)

Hi! please help me lmao i'm not sure wtf is going on. I recently (as of a week ago) had to wipe my pc and reinstall windows 10 after a botched update. So i installed firefox on a practically new pc. thing is... when i turn it on, i get this baby in my taskbar (see image): right under the pinned firefox and thunderbird logo, i get a really scrungly OLD (and i mean OLD) firefox logo. clicking it opens nothing. hovering over it shows a preview of a blank window with a random string as title. clicking it only opens a second blank window with nothing in it. eventually when windows finishes starting up, it closes itself. i'm scared it might be a virus. help? how do i make it stop??

I'm running firefox 117.0.1 on windows 10 home single language 1903 (sorry if that's wrong, i dont know where to check otherwise)

Asked by po.headquarters 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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XUL Runner Error

Possibly there was an auto update of MOZILLA FIREFOX on our DELL LAPTOP (Windows 11). Now, we cannot get a Mozilla window to open - due to error message: XUL Runner Erro… (read more)

Possibly there was an auto update of MOZILLA FIREFOX on our DELL LAPTOP (Windows 11). Now, we cannot get a Mozilla window to open - due to error message:

XUL Runner Error: Platform version '118.0.1' is not compatible with minVersion >= 118.0 maxVersion <=118.0

Can someone please help us get back to a previous version of Mozilla Fire. Perhaps it is a Windows error. I have no way of knowing. Please help me. My email is: [removed email from public] Thank you.

Asked by raem.kauai 6 months ago

Answered by raem.kauai 6 months ago

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Prevent Firefox from starting automatically

I have followed the steps in the "Prevent Firefox from starting automatically" article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-starts-automatically-when-i-restart-w… (read more)

I have followed the steps in the "Prevent Firefox from starting automatically" article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-starts-automatically-when-i-restart-window

But Firefox keeps starting automatically when I restart my computer. Attached is an image of how the settings are now.

What should I do? This is a bit annoying. I don't use Firefox as my main browser but I work as a customer success manager for an online platform and always need to do some tests on Firefox, but I don't want it to start automatically when I turn on my computer.

I'll for instructions.

Thank you

Asked by Monique Lonardi 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Missing text on top menu

On a site with a menu along the top the rightmost item is missing, and only in Firefox, not Chrome or Edge. It happens on various pages with the same menu setup. I cleare… (read more)

On a site with a menu along the top the rightmost item is missing, and only in Firefox, not Chrome or Edge. It happens on various pages with the same menu setup. I cleared cookies & cache, turned off extensions, no luck. See attached image. What could the problem be ?

Asked by tim.skene1 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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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 6 months ago

Answered by zakwil 6 months ago

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Keyboard navigation on search results

I want to navigate on search results using the keyboard. I could use tab but it suggests all interactive elements such as news, images, books, videos, search settings and… (read more)

I want to navigate on search results using the keyboard. I could use tab but it suggests all interactive elements such as news, images, books, videos, search settings and etc one by one. I want to press something and make active first result, then second. If such hotkeys are not provided, maybe there are any extensions with similar functionality?

Asked by LuchnikKek 6 months ago

Answered by LuchnikKek 6 months ago

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"Temp" Images not loading/saving

Certain images are never created or loaded in my browser. Youtube thumbnails, for example, display as only light grey squares. I thought maybe my addons might be causing … (read more)

Certain images are never created or loaded in my browser. Youtube thumbnails, for example, display as only light grey squares. I thought maybe my addons might be causing this, but the only one that seems capable is uBlock Origin, and I even disabled it completely. Anyone know what could cause this? Surely its a caching issue or something. I can include images if anyones curious.

Asked by Microwave 7 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 7 months ago

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Why does the Mozilla foundation hate disabled people

As above Why would they disable accessibility tools without even a notice? What kind of monsters would do that for the sake of political grandstanding? … (read more)

As above

Why would they disable accessibility tools without even a notice?

What kind of monsters would do that for the sake of political grandstanding?

Asked by mycosystems 6 months ago

Last reply by muspem 6 months ago

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Google maps 'corruption'

Any ideas why I am seeing these strange rectangles on Google maps? Confirmed not caused by an extension as I still see them in Private window and do not see them when u… (read more)

Any ideas why I am seeing these strange rectangles on Google maps?

Confirmed not caused by an extension as I still see them in Private window and do not see them when using Brave.

They don't stay in the same geographical location when zooming in and out.

Asked by eddielenton 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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What is Firefox chrome_debugger_profile folder

I have several profiles. They all have the same Chrome folder contents, but only some of them have the "chrome_debugger_profile" folder. I'm guessing I must have genera… (read more)

I have several profiles. They all have the same Chrome folder contents, but only some of them have the "chrome_debugger_profile" folder.

I'm guessing I must have generated it along the way while tweaking the Chrome folder contents?

Asked by noel_envode 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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New computer with W11, Ctrl + Shift + S shortcut will not work in Firefox

Hello! I recently got a new computer with Windows 11 freshly installed. I downloaded Firefox, went to take a screenshot, and the usual shortcut of Ctrl + Shift + S does … (read more)

Hello!

I recently got a new computer with Windows 11 freshly installed. I downloaded Firefox, went to take a screenshot, and the usual shortcut of Ctrl + Shift + S does not work. I can right click and Take a Screenshot, and I can use other Ctrl + Shift shortcuts, like Ctrl + Shift + T to reopen closed tabs. The only one that doesn't work is screenshots. I can also put Screenshots in my top row Toolbar and use it, just not the keyboard shortcut.

I refreshed Firefox, uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox, as well as checked the about:config extensions.screenshots.disabled preference. It has been set to false, so I have set it to true and false again hoping it would "reset" it but nothing. Thank you!

Asked by smith87345 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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spell check

Is spell-checking done locally on my computer, or is it done on the Mozilla website? I just found out that the Chrome and Edge browsers send my typed message to the home… (read more)

Is spell-checking done locally on my computer, or is it done on the Mozilla website? I just found out that the Chrome and Edge browsers send my typed message to the home office, and that is where the spell-checking is done. Can I assume that this process is done locally on my own computer with Firefox?

I've been paranoid about security for many years, and every little bit of info I can add to my personal well-being lets me sleep that much better at night.

I am currently 82 years of age and have been using Firefox since it first became available, just because of its advertised security features. Quite happy with it and hope it stays on top of my needs.

And I have the same question regarding Thunderbird and its security properties.

Thank you.

Bob ([removed email from public support forum])

Asked by rtb415 6 months ago

Answered by James 6 months ago

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PDF download link has disappeared from banking website - Firefox only

Firefox 117.0.1 (64 bit) Build 20230912013654 Windows 10 Home - Version 22H2 OS build 19045.3448 The link to download my Sears credit card statement in pdf form has disap… (read more)

Firefox 117.0.1 (64 bit) Build 20230912013654 Windows 10 Home - Version 22H2 OS build 19045.3448 The link to download my Sears credit card statement in pdf form has disappeared when accessing the website (https://citiretailservices.citibankonline.com) with Firefox. It still appears and works normally when the website is accessed with Chrome. I have the uBlock Origin extension installed on Firefox, but it is disabled on the Sears website. Screencaps attached.

Asked by jimcarter1 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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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 6 months ago

Answered by txrxnet 6 months ago

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Cannot download any add-ons, Every single add-on shows as corrupted no matter what

I have been having this issue for such a long time now but its really getting ridiculous now, I have tried to follow so many guides and re-installs and .XPI installs and … (read more)

I have been having this issue for such a long time now but its really getting ridiculous now, I have tried to follow so many guides and re-installs and .XPI installs and nothing is working, I am beyond stumped as to what can be the problem, someone please help me fix this.

Asked by starghost 6 months ago

Answered by starghost 6 months ago