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My Firefox browser has been hijacked!! (both literally and figuratively)

Long story short: Whenever I open Firefox, apparently a Russian search engine named 'Poshukach' hijacks my homepage and doesn't let me use google(Image attached). Now to … (read more)

Long story short: Whenever I open Firefox, apparently a Russian search engine named 'Poshukach' hijacks my homepage and doesn't let me use google(Image attached). Now to solve this I scoured the Internet. I refreshed Firefox, ran malware scans and even re-installed windows. Still it doesn't go away. I installed Firefox in another device with the same account but to no avail. They while roaming through Firefox settings I noticed in the top that it says 'Your browser settings is managed by your organization' or something like that. So, I figured bad guys took control of my browser's settings disguising as my so called "organization" So, I need help from Firefox's end to solve this. Remove this Organization management stuff from my account. I want my control back. Otherwise, I am afraid I gotta stop using Firefox altogether due to privacy reasons

Asked by turjoreal Prieš 1 savaitę

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 1 savaitę

Can't reset Firefox account password: "Reset password with this email type is not currently supported"

I have a duplicate Firefox account that I would like to close. I forgot the password for this account, and when I go to https://accounts.firefox.com/reset_password to re… (read more)

I have a duplicate Firefox account that I would like to close.

I forgot the password for this account, and when I go to https://accounts.firefox.com/reset_password to reset it, I enter my email address for the account I'd like to log into and it fails every time with the message "Primary account email required for reset".

The API response includes the error message "Reset password with this email type is not currently supported".

My account email address ends in @hey.com. Is this domain not allowed for password resets?

Asked by grantt Prieš 1 savaitę

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 6 dienas

Trojen found in Firefox outbound

My Premium Malwarebytes has detected a Trojan on outbound, I usually Play Runescape, Have been playing for 15 Years +, 2 hours before this, i played on Runescape with no … (read more)

My Premium Malwarebytes has detected a Trojan on outbound, I usually Play Runescape, Have been playing for 15 Years +, 2 hours before this, i played on Runescape with no problems, since opening Runescape Launcher, game did not load, had reference also to firewall, since 2 hours prior Nothing had changed. i then rechecked firewall, and all was OK, I had added all URL from Runescape to exception, even company name, jagex.com I also use Norton 360, however Norton did not pick up Trojan, any suggestions? I was thinking of uninstalling Firefox, then installing again, I didn't do this as i have many Sites saved and wasn't sure if they would also be deleted, I play this game to keep my mind active, as i can't walk sit or stand for more then a couple minutes, ...

Below are details of Trojan: Cheers Ralph:

Log Details- Protection Event Date: 11/28/21 Protection Event Time: 9:40 PM Log File: 954b6ada-5037-11ec-bdb7-80fa5b790f8f.json

-Software Information- Version: 4.4.11.149 Components Version: 1.0.1513 Update Package Version: 1.0.47808 License: Premium

-System Information- OS: Windows 10 (Build 19042.1348) CPU: x64 File System: NTFS User: System

-Blocked Website Details- Malicious Website: 1 , C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe, Blocked, -1, -1, 0.0.0, ,

-Website Data- Category: Trojan Domain: classicmoto.rs IP Address: 45.147.54.18 Port: 443 Type: Outbound File: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

Asked by ralphc1 Prieš 6 dienas

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 6 dienas

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 Prieš 6 dienas

Last reply by James Prieš 4 dienas

Firefox slowdown and crashes

I am running Firefox 94.0 in a couple of Linux Mint systems. My main desktop computer, with a 3.8 GHz 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 processor on an MSI B450-A PRO MAX MB with 16 GB … (read more)

I am running Firefox 94.0 in a couple of Linux Mint systems.

My main desktop computer, with a 3.8 GHz 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 processor on an MSI B450-A PRO MAX MB with 16 GB RAM, has had Linux Mint 19.3 installed for over a year. Just today, Firefox, which has also been installed in this OS for a long time, exhibited extreme slowness. I did an online search, and found that the slowness was cured by using the Troubleshoot Mode, but none of the suggestions I found solved the problem in normal mode. So, I went into Settings and turned off hardware acceleration. That solved the problem, somewhat ironically. The hardware acceleration seemed to accomplish deceleration instead. So my browser works, but there is something wrong with hardware acceleration in Firefox.

On a new install of Linux Mint 20.04, I recently experienced frequent crashing of Firefox just after clicking on a link. I tried online solutions, which didn't help, but then I turned off - - guess what - - hardware acceleration, and no more crashes. That is what motivated me to turn off hardware acceleration in Firefox on my Linux Mint 19.3 machine today.

I don't really have a problem to solve, but I don't know of a better place to submit a bug report, so I am hoping you will pass this on to the developers.

Asked by RJS Prieš 5 dienas

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE Prieš 4 dienas

Firefox logins & passwords

Hey, All of the saved logins and passwords are gone while the bookmarks remain. I noticed that logins and passwords disappeared after the computer turned off unexpectedly… (read more)

Hey, All of the saved logins and passwords are gone while the bookmarks remain.

I noticed that logins and passwords disappeared after the computer turned off unexpectedly due to low battery and unstable power connection couple times in a few minute interval.

How do I get back logins and passwords?

Asked by hoops1 Prieš 5 dienas

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 3 dienas

"Add a site to your top sites"

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-firefox-home-screen#w_customize-firefox-home I believe this info is relevant, but this undated page may be out of date (I a… (read more)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-firefox-home-screen#w_customize-firefox-home

I believe this info is relevant, but this undated page may be out of date (I am on Windows 10 with 94.0.2 ) -- I do not see the things they refer to:

"Tap the menu button:" which has a URL, a "1" in a box, and a three-vertical-dots array in a red box.

Clicking upper-right-corner icons at random has "disconnected" my account. Just getting in deeper. I bet I have to log in again...

Asked by kerr262 Prieš 4 dienas

Last reply by TyDraniu Prieš 3 dienas

Firefox: double start up each time

Hi Folks, I've used Firefox for years with no problem. Yesterday, I was seeking out a specific font. The website looked legit, but then a security block happened and I … (read more)

Hi Folks,

I've used Firefox for years with no problem. Yesterday, I was seeking out a specific font. The website looked legit, but then a security block happened and I don't recall if it was Firefox security or Acronis that flashed a brief "block" announcement. In any case, from that point on, several "racey" websites popped up every time I loaded Firefox. This happened even after I restarted my computer. I then checked to see if I had pop-ups blocked on the Firefox options. I didn't, so I checked the box against pop-ups. But what happens now is Firefox does an attempt to load TWICE with an odd jerk-flash movement. Only one Firefox browser window comes up -- and that's good -- but SOMETHING is still trying to make those "racey" websites load. Why? How?

All of that to say that I'm concerned about security. Should I uninstall Firefox and reinstall?

Thanks for your input! Bob Anderson

Asked by bobandersontn Prieš 4 dienas

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 3 dienas

Need help with an interrupted download from Mega

I was downloading a 3 GB file from Mega. Unfortunately this Mega file hosting web site downloads the file into a temporary location through the browser instead of downloa… (read more)

I was downloading a 3 GB file from Mega. Unfortunately this Mega file hosting web site downloads the file into a temporary location through the browser instead of downloading it like a normal download.

Anyways, while I was downloading, at 54% the download got interrupted saying transfer quota exceeded and I need to wait 4 hours to continue download again. and my girlfriend didn't know this so she thought my download already completed and deleted the file :( After 4 hours of waiting I was unable to continue the download since the file is no longer avaliable anymore :/

Now my question is, where this 1.5 GB file gone? I have already checked %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\myprofile\storage\default\https+++mega.co.nz but it's not there, the folder size is 102 KB. I checked %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\myprofile\storage\temporary too but that folder is completely empty. Also checked AppData\Local\Temp as well but it's not there either. The size of my Temp folder is just 10 MB.

While I was searching this, I saw some people saying (if I understood correct) the temporary download location of Mega isn't in hard drive, but in the RAM instead. I want to ask can anyone confirm is this actually true? and if so what happens to that space in RAM when download interrupts like this? Does it delete it from RAM automatically when I close Firefox?

Can anyone with knowledge in this regard please help me with this problem :( I am on SSD and already have a very few space left and I don't want to clutter my SSD with 1.5 GB unusuable file :(( Neither want 1.5 GB space got occupied in my RAM :((

Thank you so very much in advance.

Asked by partycat35 Prieš 3 dienas

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 3 dienas

Sync do not work on my work computer

Hello, I try to sync with my work computer (windows 10) but nothing is imported. No bookmark, no password, nothing. I do not have any error message it seems. What informa… (read more)

Hello,

I try to sync with my work computer (windows 10) but nothing is imported. No bookmark, no password, nothing. I do not have any error message it seems.

What information could be useful to resolve this problem ? thank in advance.

Asked by pagouy Prieš 3 dienas

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 3 dienas

PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR - Kaspersky Internet Security is ON

Have been trying to fix this problem - FF works beautifully if Kaspersky Internet Security is OFF but cannot access any websites when it is ON - just this PR_CONNECT_RESE… (read more)

Have been trying to fix this problem - FF works beautifully if Kaspersky Internet Security is OFF but cannot access any websites when it is ON - just this PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR page.

Kaspersky support has been assisting but no solutions as yet. Any help from Mozilla is appreciated. This has been going on for 4 days now.

Using FF version 94.0.2 (64-bit) on Windows 10.

I've tried debugging the extension, errors in attachment

Asked by rgarzaroli Prieš 3 dienas

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 2 dienas

Firefox crashing when rendering maps

For the past two weeks, I've noticed that embedded maps make my browser immediately crash. I initially thought it was a Firefox problem, but I have been having a similar … (read more)

For the past two weeks, I've noticed that embedded maps make my browser immediately crash. I initially thought it was a Firefox problem, but I have been having a similar issue with Safari. This does NOT happen on my iPhone using the same two browsers. This also does not seem to effect Google Maps or embedded Google Maps, but embedded maps from other services. Anyway, I'm posting here because Firefox conveniently provides crash data, I'm not sure what else the cause could be and I'm hoping someone can help.

Two websites this has been consistently happening with are The Empire State Trail bike path (https://empiretrail.ny.gov/) and a NYC vaccine finder website (https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/). Firefox immediately crashes, though with the EST website it seems to be tied to the pathway of the trail being drawn (crashing after I've zoomed in a few times and the path has to regenerate). Safari doesn't totally crash, but forces a site reload and after it fails a second time says it can't display the site.

Any ideas what the issue could be? I'm on the latest version of Catalina (10.15.7), Firefox and Safari and seem to have all security updates for all.

Here's a link to the latest crash data: https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/1389c870-51cf-4790-b0a0-fd01f0211202

Asked by conrad Prieš 2 dienas

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 2 dienas

posible computer breech, someone else, not me, asked for a firefox account for my computer, this came from someone who had breeched my computer

I fear my computer was and still is Breeched.I tried to email you for support, but it bounced back! ’Sylvia Sussman( ... @mac.com) On Dec 3, 2021, at 3:54 PM, Sylvia Sus… (read more)

I fear my computer was and still is Breeched.I tried to email you for support, but it bounced back! ’Sylvia Sussman( ... @mac.com)

On Dec 3, 2021, at 3:54 PM, Sylvia Sussman <... @icloud.com> wrote:

Regarding my previous email , just sent to you today: Below is the EmaiI I received from you after my computer was breeched! I Had not signed in to Firefox accounts, but someone in Emeryville CA HAD!. The email you refer to, presumably asking for a firefox account, was NOT sent from my computer in Berkeley, CA, but from a computer in Emeryville CA pretending to being on my computer, which was then, and remains, in Berkeley ,CA. However you responded by offering that individual an account with you, on MY computer--I received tnhe correspondance between you and the breecher ofmy computer. I]Ts happened in April and I have only just figured out what had happened. I fear this individual now has access to my computor. Below is a quote of the response you sent to him/her in Emeryville CA

"Below is the EmaiI I received from you after my computer was breeched! I Had not signed in to Firefox accounts, but someone in Emeryville HAD!. The email you refer to, presumably asking for a firefox account, was NOT sent from my computer in Berkeley, CA, but from a computer in Emeryville CA pretending to being on my computer, which was then, and remains, in Berkeley ,CA. Sylvia Sussman ... @mac.com

On Apr 28, 2020, at 5:01 PM, Firefox Accounts <accounts@firefox.com> wrote:


Welcome to the Firefox family

You're signed in and ready to start exploring safely and securely.

Now get the most of Firefox by signing in everywhere you browse.

Connect another device This is an automated email; if you received it in error, no action is required. For more information, please visit Mozilla Support.

Mozilla. 331 E Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041 Mozilla Privacy Policy Firefox Cloud Terms of Servicebold text Sylvia Sussman ... @mac.com

Asked by dogrose Prieš 20 valandų

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 20 valandų

Old version of firefox keeps opening porn sites randomly

Hello. Im new to the Mozilla Support community I am running a Japanese Windows XP SP3 on VMWare Workstation 16, i have downloaded a old version of firefox, due to newer v… (read more)

Hello. Im new to the Mozilla Support community

I am running a Japanese Windows XP SP3 on VMWare Workstation 16, i have downloaded a old version of firefox, due to newer versions not working on xp

And heres the issue: Firefox keeps opening tabs randomly which are related to pornographic websites like xxnx, pornhub, evilangel n' etc..

Heres things ive tried, but didnt work: -Install tdsskiller & scan -Scan with Avast Antivirus -Uninstalling Firefox and delete registry entries -Getting IE8 or G**gle Chr*me for Windows XP SP3

Any way to resolve this problem? i can't watch these things!

Asked by mm321 Prieš 5 valandas

Last reply by James Prieš 11 minučių

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I can watch videos yet I can't comment, favorite, save for later, access account, etc. on YouTube

I have spent hours, literally, trying to fix this issue by following firefox community help guides yet nothing I've found has solved the problem. I can fully utilize yout… (read more)

I have spent hours, literally, trying to fix this issue by following firefox community help guides yet nothing I've found has solved the problem. I can fully utilize youtube, with similar addons installed , on google chrome and microsoft edge without any problems yet firefox will allow only videos to be watched on youtube - nothing more. When I try to comment it says: Returned error , when click on the (save) button; nothing happens, when i click on my account icon a blank window opens with a circle spinning in the center endlessly - - the extent of functions is limited to, watching videos . I've manually installed Adobe flash, I've tried disabling the polymer function, I've tried the safe mode with my firewall disabled (I made sure that the microsoft firewall did not enable when I disabled Kaspersky), I went into about:config and did all the adjustments... there is quite a number of other things I did over the course of three hours. In the picture I have one picture showing my firewall/addons disabled with firefox in safemode while in the other picture the firewall/addons are enabled. System Information

Asked by omegainitiate Prieš 1 metus

Last reply by jahinson2002 Prieš 11 mėnesių

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HIgh memory usage seems to continually increase!

I realise that Firefox uses up a lot of Memory (particularly as it tries to run each Tab separately). However, my Firefox seems to keep increasing its usage! I can start … (read more)

I realise that Firefox uses up a lot of Memory (particularly as it tries to run each Tab separately). However, my Firefox seems to keep increasing its usage!

I can start with a number of Tabs open & (after refreshing each Tab - to ensure it is "lice" & "active") I will get (according to Windows Task Manager) about 1,300MB in use.

Without opening up any more Tabs & without trying to run any Web-Based Videos, over a period of a few hours it will increase & increase & increase - perhaps getting up to 4,000MB!

I've cross checked with "about:performance" (to open FF's own Task Manager), to show the individual Tab usage, & that NEVER totals up to anywhere near the figures shown by the Windows Task Manager!!

Obviously, my FF is fully up to date!

Any comments!

Asked by John-B Prieš 1 metus

Last reply by TNorth Prieš 6 mėnesius

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Volunteer signature?

I have classmates and co-workers who are trying to volunteer but would need an approved signature to sign on the volunteer document is that possible to get an E-Signiture… (read more)

I have classmates and co-workers who are trying to volunteer but would need an approved signature to sign on the volunteer document is that possible to get an E-Signiture on our document?

Asked by albertoj0320 Prieš 1 metus

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben Prieš 6 mėnesius

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Automatic launch of Firefox, also when other firefox windows are already open.

Hello, since months I have problem with automatic launch of Firefox on my computer, It's really insupportable. I'm ready to abandon firefox. I'm on windows 10 and I use … (read more)

Hello,

since months I have problem with automatic launch of Firefox on my computer, It's really insupportable. I'm ready to abandon firefox. I'm on windows 10 and I use Firefox 83. There is 3 different sessions on my computer and only one has the problem.... my session. Firefox launch a new windows always and regularely, when the computer start, and all the time during the use of my sessions. If i'm already on Firefox, a new windows open's.... If I close this one, few second after an other open's..... If I put this one on background, about 1 min after again an other open's. Like this always and indefinitevely. Whatever my use of the computer or the site to visit. Even when I don't use internet and use other software to work, Firefox starts up and goes in front of my software. If I let my session opened and I do nothings, after a certain time a lot of firefox windows are open. You can easily understand why I say that It's really insupportable... and this only with Firefox on my session.

My computer is protected with antivirus, and I did a full scan several time, I also tried with an other antivirus software. I used 2 softwares for detect malware... Nothing. I try to uninstall and reinstall Firefox, but the problem still the same after reinstall. I already set the "toolkit.winRegisterApplicationRestart" on "false" but firefox start alone again, again, again...

Does anyone has an idea of what is the problem and what I can do ?

Thanks.

Asked by GHOE70 Prieš 1 metus

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 12 mėnesių