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Firefox 94.0.2 was hacked

Last night my Firefox 94.0.2 was hacked. When running Firefox, it would lock up my desktop. It disabled Norton Security, it disable other installed security software, an… (read more)

Last night my Firefox 94.0.2 was hacked. When running Firefox, it would lock up my desktop. It disabled Norton Security, it disable other installed security software, and it disabled Windows System Restore. The hacker put up a message claiming to be Microsoft Support, with a phone number to call for help. This was a scam. I ran Firefox refresh, and that removed the hacker's program from Firefox, but then I had to do a full repair of my Window's installation. To protect my system, and prevent this from happening again, I added "xpinstall.enabled = false" into about.config. Please let me know if this will prevent a web site from installing a dangerous hack into Firefox, or if there is something else that I need to do. I have used Firefox for years, and have never encountered this problem before. Firefox is my favorite browser, but I am now afraid to use it. Please advise me what to do. Thanks, Jim

Asked by jimwest1 9 hours ago

Last reply by jimwest1 5 hours ago

change password problem

After receiving an email about lockwise absorption, I thought I would try changing my firefox account password. Mainly that was because I do not see any other way to log… (read more)

After receiving an email about lockwise absorption, I thought I would try changing my firefox account password. Mainly that was because I do not see any other way to log into another mac system without it. I can sync an ios device with the qr code scan but not another mac system.

So from the account profile I went to Change Password and changed the password to some new securely generated password.

Now in my saved passwords, I see that the new password is saved for "(no username)" account and the old password is still there for my user name.

But when I try to log into FF browser on another mac system with my user name, neither password works. They are both "incorrect".

Asked by lk6 2 days ago

Last reply by lk6 7 hours ago

94.0.1-20211103134640_Win64: Cannot clear downloads/history/etc

Not running Private mode. No profile file warnings on load of Browser. Attempting to clear downloads or other related items (history, etc) results in no action and no err… (read more)

Not running Private mode. No profile file warnings on load of Browser.

Attempting to clear downloads or other related items (history, etc) results in no action and no error. Button click registered, but no action taken. Tried various ways (buttons, right click menus, etc), always the same result.

Sync of history/etc enabled.

Attaching profile directory (while FF running).

Asked by Rehtael 6 days ago

Last reply by Rehtael 6 days ago