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Updates are deactivated by system administrator

Have updated to FF 79 yesterday on a private computer (with admin privileges on my user). Ever since, the browser options changed specifically: 1) In Help > About I ca… (read more)

Have updated to FF 79 yesterday on a private computer (with admin privileges on my user).

Ever since, the browser options changed specifically:

1) In Help > About I cannot trigger an update anymore as the button is replaced by the message "Updates are deactivated by system administrator"

2) In Settings it reads "The browser is administrated by your organization".

Never seen this.

On another computer with the same antivirus software FF updated to 79, no trouble. On yet another machine with Win Defender only also no trouble after update.

Malware & antivirus scans both come up empty. Removed and re-installed FF already to no avail.

On the troubled machine some big Win Update is not yet made available by Microsoft...

Somebody knows what is going on?

Asked by jam.shaheen 5 days ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 3 hours ago

Unwanted Web Site keeps bugging me!

I dunno if I am asking something unique or not but can I block a website using Firefox Settings? I keep getting this frigging site popping up that although it says it's … (read more)

I dunno if I am asking something unique or not but can I block a website using Firefox Settings? I keep getting this frigging site popping up that although it says it's a Firefox add on, it's not! (translatorforfirefox.blogspot.com//p/whats-new.html)

Asked by The Beast called Mark 2 days ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 day ago

Can't update password for Synch

I received a FireFox update today and lost all of my bookmarks. I tried to sign into Firefox Sync using my work email and I couldn't remember my password. I tried to res… (read more)

I received a FireFox update today and lost all of my bookmarks. I tried to sign into Firefox Sync using my work email and I couldn't remember my password. I tried to reset it and when I get to the screen to enter the new password, I get a warning that says Undeliverable Email. I've tried multiple times to reset it and no luck. Any ideas on how this can be resolved?

Asked by mary_willis 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

I can't go in any google page

Hello: I am traying to go in google.com and I get: Secure connection failed An error has occurred while connecting to www.google.com. The page you are trying to view c… (read more)

Hello: I am traying to go in google.com and I get:

Secure connection failed An error has occurred while connecting to www.google.com.

   The page you are trying to view cannot be displayed because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Contact the website owners to report this problem.

It's working fine with other browsers. I just updated today to 79.0 (64 bit). In the same network other people is working fine with same version.

Any help? Rober

Asked by feliskos 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

never remember saved password for a web site

i clicked never remember for a certain web site and it is not showing up in manager exceptions box in the privacy and security for passwords or saved passwords. i have al… (read more)

i clicked never remember for a certain web site and it is not showing up in manager exceptions box in the privacy and security for passwords or saved passwords. i have also added to there saved passwords and it will not save or show password. also when i put address in for show logins it will only show site and no extra letter or numbers for site that i typed in. why won't it let save site name as i typed it in, i have also cut / copied / paste the exact name or site i want to save and it still only shows site up to the .com and nothing else after it. i have removed Firefox and save in and reinstalled it and same thing keeps happening. looked all over help and nothing works. thanks for the help and stay safe out there.

Asked by dudeininin 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Moving my passwords from old profile to profile in a newer version of firefox

Dear community, Transferring my passwords from an old profile backup (v 49) to a profile in a newer version of Firefox (v 77.01). I'm copying across the logins.json and k… (read more)

Dear community,

Transferring my passwords from an old profile backup (v 49) to a profile in a newer version of Firefox (v 77.01). I'm copying across the logins.json and key4.db files like it says here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile#w_passwords. but it still doesn't seem to show my passwords in the new Firefox version when I look in the preferences. I did happen to notice that the key file version is named 'key3.db' in the old profile whereas the corresponding file in the new profile is 'key4.db'. I don't think they're compatible. My question is can I move my passwords from the old profile to the new profile in Firefox v 77.01? Please can you tell me if I can do it offline/locally like this? I don't want to do it with Firefox sync. I'm currently having problems signing into Firefox sync so that isn't an option.

Kind regards,

Matt

Asked by mdv.fox 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Firefox attempted to access a secure website

Hi I completely blocked google and facebook in MacOS Catalina 10.15.6 (19G73) using screen time and now this window keep popping up all the time. Why is firefox trying t… (read more)

Hi

I completely blocked google and facebook in MacOS Catalina 10.15.6 (19G73) using screen time and now this window keep popping up all the time.

Why is firefox trying to access google in background?

Thanks Carlos

Asked by carlos.duarte 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Clearing history doesn't clear auto suggestions and autofills (NOT good)

Please can someone explain to me. I go to a different place to work and I go on firefox and login to my account to sync all the passwords and saved websites needed to do … (read more)

Please can someone explain to me. I go to a different place to work and I go on firefox and login to my account to sync all the passwords and saved websites needed to do my work. Finishing my work I am clearing all the history from today (yes, ticking all the boxes) and disconnecting from my Firefox account. HOWEVER, even doing it a few times and restarting firefox didn't remove all the Google accounts etc.

I don't want to sound like a drama queen but how can I trust Firefox? What was I supposed to do to ACTUALLY clear my activity to leave the place hoping for people using the PC in the following days to not see my accounts! Any advice will be much appreciated.

Asked by djemen 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

Secure Connection Failed PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

By using the last version of Firefox (74.0) when visiting a website with security connection I got the following error : "Secure Connection Failed An error occurred durin… (read more)

By using the last version of Firefox (74.0) when visiting a website with security connection I got the following error : "Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to .............. PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified. Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem." With the previous versions of Firefox there was no such problem and I could visit the above website. So, please inform me what happened with ver. 74.0 ? By ver. 74.0 is no more supported some older security protocols which might have the above website, or this is a bug by the new ver. 74.0 ? Please inform me how this issue can be fixed ?

Asked by eladopoulos 4 months ago

Last reply by Aletheia 3 days ago

Login to Mozilla support problem

When I log into Mozilla support my saved account Email is typed out to log in and when I get to the last part "@gmail.com" a second login name supposedly from the passwor… (read more)

When I log into Mozilla support my saved account Email is typed out to log in and when I get to the last part "@gmail.com" a second login name supposedly from the password list appears but ends with "email@gmx.de"

The email.gmx.de is not in my password list and only shows when logging into Mozilla support. Why doesn't this show in password list? How can I locate the origin?

Asked by Mace2 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Auto-clear cookie exceptions

Under options, privacy and security, History: Use custom settings for history, and finally, Settings for "Clear history when Firefox closes"- I would like to politely req… (read more)

Under options, privacy and security, History: Use custom settings for history, and finally, Settings for "Clear history when Firefox closes"- I would like to politely request an exceptions feature to this auto-clear setting.

I use Lastpass frequently, and up until now, I delete *everything* under this History setting when firefox closes. I've done this for years, but I'm growing very tired of logging into Lastpass with every browser close/reopen. And this auto-clear feature also wipes the local file necessary for account recovery if 2FA isn't possible for whatever reason (I've had this happen when a phone broke and I couldn't get to google auth).

I just want to be able to get rid of everything on browser exit, except for anything Lastpass related. Is this possible to create instead of employing an extension?

Asked by jpeisenhau21 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

Firefox Can’t Open This PageTo protect your security

I try to see responsive design. How to manage this as thete is all the time a message warning: Firefox Can’t Open This PageTo protect your security, www.mypage.com will n… (read more)

I try to see responsive design. How to manage this as thete is all the time a message warning: Firefox Can’t Open This PageTo protect your security, www.mypage.com will not allow Firefox to display the page if another site has embedded it. To see this page, you need to open it in a new window.

Is it recommended tool to pay and see responsive design as I need all the time.

Asked by toplisek 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Why does Firefox feed so much data to Google?

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS… (read more)

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS, since it needs to access the internal OS to block screenshots and screen recordings. Today, I discovered that geolocation also uses Google servers, and in the process of turning it off I also discovered that there is this "Safe Browsing" that also uses Google. Looking even further, even some of the privacy things redirect to Google. I haven't even mentioned that the default search engine is Google. Even if Google paid you to make them the default, you could create a prompt on the first launch asking for search engine, with Google selected by default but another search engine (like DDG) recommended. All of this Google software is likely sucking on our data.

Now while writing this post, I noticed something even worse. Why are Google servers on the filter whitelists? This is uncool. I understand, maybe your website needs to detect Firefox to function correctly, and antifingerprint would break it. But WHY GOOGLE? All of this seems to be going against the goal of privacy. How are you supposed to expect a random person to go directly to about:add-ons, disable Google Widevine, go to about:preferences, disable safe browsing, go to about:config, enter the "danger" zone confidently, and delete Google from the 10,000 times it appears in the config?

Asked by matthew34 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

FF is leaking my User Agent with privacy.resistFingerprinting=true

I have privacy.resistFingerprinting set to true, and the HTTP_USERAGENT field comes out as fingerprint resistant, but the javascript object "window.navigator" still leaks… (read more)

I have privacy.resistFingerprinting set to true, and the HTTP_USERAGENT field comes out as fingerprint resistant, but the javascript object "window.navigator" still leaks the non-resistant UA. Simple demo code is listed below.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Leaked User Agent</title>
<script>
alert(window.navigator && window.navigator.userAgent ? window.navigator.userAgent : "");
</script>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

Asked by p54484c2qh 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

I cannot login to my firefox account, reason it gives is "state"

I have no idea what state is on file as being my state of residence (I move a lot for a civilian), but I've lived at this address for the last three or four years and nev… (read more)

I have no idea what state is on file as being my state of residence (I move a lot for a civilian), but I've lived at this address for the last three or four years and never had any issue with logging in to my firefox account before. I have plenty of trouble with my location WITHIN the state (Oklahoma), because apparently the only cities that exist in the state are OKC and Tulsa /eyeroll, but I've never had an issue with the state itself being misidentified. I could understand if a VPN was causing the issue, but I'm not using a VPN (I know, I probably should, but imagine the login issue THEN! lol). Thanks in advance for any help.

Asked by Kesra 4 months ago

Last reply by ExtremeMachinez 5 days ago

Pop-up Windows Security

Please check my attachment. Since I have update my mozila browser, I found this issue. Suddenly, windows ask password. I just want to stop this, very interpreting. Should… (read more)

Please check my attachment. Since I have update my mozila browser, I found this issue. Suddenly, windows ask password. I just want to stop this, very interpreting. Should I remove and download again?

Asked by Swet Kamal 6 days ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 5 days ago

Saving a login

Hi I am trying to save a log in to https://www.disneyplus.com/en-gb/login but everytime I add the details the browser takes out the en-gb/login and takes me to https://ww… (read more)

Hi

I am trying to save a log in to https://www.disneyplus.com/en-gb/login but everytime I add the details the browser takes out the en-gb/login and takes me to https://www.disneyplus.com/. When I press log in it doesn't show any details and I have to manually log in.

Thanks

Rich

Asked by Rich 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago