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Why is Firefox STILL allowing website drive by browser hijacking by LAME "Your broswer has been blocked" exploit-NO other malware-just clicked the wrong link.

This silly ass "window-won't-close-just-keeps-relaunching" exploit is so ancient it has whiskers. Incredibly embarrassed that this happened to my friend, since I was the … (read more)

This silly ass "window-won't-close-just-keeps-relaunching" exploit is so ancient it has whiskers.

Incredibly embarrassed that this happened to my friend, since I was the one that encouraged him to use Firefox in the first place.

... and NO he didn't install any malicious .EXE -or- Pluggins -or- Extensions, just clicked the wrong link in trying to cancel a pop-up that Firefox should never have allowed in the first place.

I say this because, from reading this Forum for YEARS now, this is generally the point where the totally lame "Well there well always be ways to "human engineer" these kinds of exploits..." excuses start, so let's not even go there.

Instead of resisting this attack, Firefox makes it WORSE, because if you open task manager and kill Firefox, then Firefox sees that as a CRASH, and tries to coverer it's tracks by automatically re-launching the previous session (instead of the PROPER behavior, which would be to load the standard user-prompted selective-restore page).

Frankly, as I mentioned above, this is embarrassingly BAD...

Just try to close a pop-up window (that shouldn't have 'popped up' in the first place) and your lame-o broswer locks up and helps some con-man try to scam you for $500.

PATHETIC. This kind of thing is the reason I dumped MS Explorer long ago.

I have been a strong Firefox supporter since the very beginning, so I'm not trying to raise any hackles here, but finding boneheaded serious security vulnerabilities like this, while Firefox developers are wasting time making the the 'new' Firefox interface more like the piece-of-garbage Windows 8 Explorer interface (which I DESPISE), has caused me to loose faith in Mozilla, so can someone suggest some alternatives other than Firefox and Chrome?

Seriously, I'm not looking to fight about it, run your project any way you want, but some help in picking an alternative browser that I can trust would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by richsopn Prieš 6 metus

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Hello, My name is Sanam Naz student of MSC-IT.I need help in my final year project.i want to create an adds on that could be filter unethical images and contnen

Hello, we are two members in our group Ambreen Akhtar and Sanam Naz we are females we want to create an adds on for our final year project as we are universtiy students… (read more)

Hello, we are two members in our group Ambreen Akhtar and Sanam Naz we are females we want to create an adds on for our final year project as we are universtiy students of UOG M-IT(4th semester)..we would like to enquire what kindS of language and tools will be used to create an adds ons...I want to filter unwanted text and images that we dont want to see or read text but not all kinds of adds... we want to enquire about the following things below: 1:met lab library. 2:check content to check the images and text. 3:content filter. we want to make a new plug in your browser(Mozilla firefox) Thanks in advance.

Asked by sanam Prieš 6 metus

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What values of HTML script's type attribute are supported?

RE: <script type="...some type..." src=".... somewhere ...."></script> (SCRIPT is uppercase in HTML 4, lowercase in XHTML) Specifications say about type attr… (read more)

RE: <script type="...some type..." src=".... somewhere ...."></script> (SCRIPT is uppercase in HTML 4, lowercase in XHTML) Specifications say about type attribute: "This attribute specifies the scripting language of the element’s contents and overrides the default scripting language".

JavaScript (aka ECMAScript) is supported and most widely used; in fact I run both inline and .js scripts.

Where can I find, without looking at Firefox source programs, what values are supported? Just think of a script written in C language, or in Linux shell, or whatever else. If i write <script type="abcd"> then this weird value is simply ignored.

Thanks, regards

Asked by MassimoR Prieš 6 metus

Last reply by user293 Prieš 6 metus

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HOW TO RESTORE THE DIRECT TRANSFER OF SONGS TO MY MUSIC FOLDER

Desktop with Windows XP, Professional Version and Service Pack 3. Since March 2, 2015, the browser is Firefox with Google. Prior to that I used Firefox Portable Edition. … (read more)

Desktop with Windows XP, Professional Version and Service Pack 3. Since March 2, 2015, the browser is Firefox with Google. Prior to that I used Firefox Portable Edition. Our public library offers a music download service from a company named Freegal. The process is to click on download on an individual song which produces a popup which I click on Save. This produces a second popup which allows me to transfer the song to a selected folder in MY Music. This routine worked quite well with Firefox Portable Edition. However, after I recently installed Firefox, the second popup which would be used to transfer the song to My Music does not appear and this is the end of the routine with Freegal. Firefox sends the downloaded song to two locations in my computer which are D: My Documents\Downloads and to C: Documents and Settings\Administration\Recent. I have two hard drives in use on this computer because of its limited memory. I then copy and paste the song from D: Documents \ Downloads to the selected folder in My Music. The library has no recent reported problems with Freegal. I am assuming that the recent download of Firefox is its latest edition and I must say that it is a very fast browser. It is more convenient to transfer the song to My Music as was intended by Freegal than the route that I have to use as described above. I would appreciate any comments on why this is happening given that Firefox Portable Edition did not have this problem. Any suggestions on how to restore this function in Freegal would also be appreciated. Thank you for considering this post.

Asked by unfinished Prieš 6 metus

Answered by John99 Prieš 6 metus

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SSL Errors - Sec_error_unknown_issuer

I've got this error message on a site that I KNOW has a valid SSL and CA Certficate however ONLY FF has this issue with the website. The SSL is from GeoTrust, valid unti… (read more)

I've got this error message on a site that I KNOW has a valid SSL and CA Certficate however ONLY FF has this issue with the website. The SSL is from GeoTrust, valid until 10.21.15. It's difficult enough to get to this sticking support page, FF needs to fix your problems because this is ridiculous. I've read multiple posts from many people that FF Browser isn't working, and the answers from the contributers is to check the time, date, on the PC? What is that going to do, just so I don't waste anymore of my time. My time and date is fine.

The sites CA Bundle is from GeoTrust and everything works GREAT! On every other browser in this world except for FF. Fix your crap!!!

Asked by kslaugh19 Prieš 6 metus

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accidently clear certs-reinstall (Firefox) did not add them-how do I get back? cannot acess mozilla (from that machine)

Apparently the certs do not reload upon reinstall of Firefox. Is there a cache that keeps that data and is not cleared on reinstall / upgrade? I'm using a Linux machine… (read more)

Apparently the certs do not reload upon reinstall of Firefox. Is there a cache that keeps that data and is not cleared on reinstall / upgrade? I'm using a Linux machine to send this, but it's an XP machine I have the problem on.

Asked by daffey1 Prieš 6 metus

Last reply by guigs Prieš 6 metus

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how to upgrade firefox in ubuntu 10.04

I would like to know why there is no update provisions under the "Help" drop down and how to update from 20.0 to a newer version. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and have n… (read more)

I would like to know why there is no update provisions under the "Help" drop down and how to update from 20.0 to a newer version. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and have no plans at all to change/update the OS, so please solve this.

Asked by KDupuis2470 Prieš 6 metus

Last reply by James Prieš 6 metus

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I accidentally clicked "don't ask me again" on a window telling me a script was not responding. How do I undo it?

I was on wikia.com and, as usual, an ad on the side was doing funny things to adobe flash player. firefox told me that the script was not responding, and when I tried to … (read more)

I was on wikia.com and, as usual, an ad on the side was doing funny things to adobe flash player. firefox told me that the script was not responding, and when I tried to click "stop script", my finger twitched as I moved my mouse, making it so that I accidentally hit "don't ask me again" and "continue". How do I undo it?

Asked by Altimus Prieš 6 metus

Answered by cor-el Prieš 6 metus

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Share between several platforms, dual/multiple boot

Hi here!! I review a lot of mozilla docs (out dated or without complete info), forums, googling ... about how to share firefox/thunderbird/ligthing data between platforms… (read more)

Hi here!! I review a lot of mozilla docs (out dated or without complete info), forums, googling ... about how to share firefox/thunderbird/ligthing data between platforms on dual/multiple boot system. Every user in same trouble are repeating (copy/paste) in the solution to share the SAME FULL PROFILE on all platforms. I review profile data and folders and I can see files and config data that are platform dependent; then I think that share FULL PROFILE between is not the best approach, for example Linux and Windows will produce several problems (and a lot of problems with the add-ons) In these same mozilla docs recommends to share only data and maintain custom profile for each platform, but not more info how to do it. Please can some kind advanced :) provide some info about the correct approach. Or a better tech info about how is possible the recommendation of sharing same profile between platforms without problems. Because with the current doc info, there is no way to get a clear answer (Almost I can't :~). Thx guys!

Asked by tyler_durden_explorer Prieš 6 metus

Last reply by John99 Prieš 6 metus

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i have an issue lately with firefox, when my mozilla crash and when i reopen mozilla all my tabs become empty tabs with no url, can someone help

i have an issue lately with firefox, when my mozilla crash and when i reopen mozilla all my tabs become empty tabs with no url, can someone help how to restore those tabs… (read more)

i have an issue lately with firefox, when my mozilla crash and when i reopen mozilla all my tabs become empty tabs with no url, can someone help how to restore those tabs but now those tabs are empty tabs with no url in the address bar

Asked by jesijohe Prieš 6 metus

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 6 metus

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can't find the portable apps available and make google the default

The operating system is Windows XP. I recently installed Mozilla Firefox portable on a flash drive. It seems to work fine. During the installation process, I was shown … (read more)

The operating system is Windows XP. I recently installed Mozilla Firefox portable on a flash drive. It seems to work fine. During the installation process, I was shown a long list of portable apps for selection. I only selected Mozilla Firefox portable, which was my main interest at the time with the idea that I could revisit this list at a later date and select additional apps. I would appreciate instructions on how to do this.

The default search engine is Firefox. I can change it to Google by typing Google's website. I would also appreciate instructions on how to make Google the default search engine, if that is possible on the portable version of Firefox.

Thank you

Asked by unfinished Prieš 6 metus

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I keep getting"Download interupted"

When I try to download the latest version of Firefox I get the message "download interrupted Try again"When I try again the same thing happens. I was hoping the update wo… (read more)

When I try to download the latest version of Firefox I get the message "download interrupted Try again"When I try again the same thing happens. I was hoping the update would allow me to download "Shockwave"

Asked by GWE005655 Prieš 6 metus

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on linux i cannot open firefox 33 due to exiting with failure status due to previous errors, file exists.

I am a newbie to computers and tried to update my firefox & downloaded it off of mozilla and tried to follow the commands as it was suggested for linux (ubuntu 10.04)… (read more)

I am a newbie to computers and tried to update my firefox & downloaded it off of mozilla and tried to follow the commands as it was suggested for linux (ubuntu 10.04) to install it. Now when i click on the firefox 33 icon it shows that on command line ouput, tar: file exists, tar: exiting with failure status due to previous errors shows up. What do I need to do to update my current firefox? Please HELP!

Asked by jadej740 Prieš 6 metus

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Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (events) isn't associated with any program

Hi, When I try to open statistic in www.bet365.com, Firefox can't open and return me: Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (event) isn't as… (read more)

Hi, When I try to open statistic in www.bet365.com, Firefox can't open and return me: Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (event) isn't associated with any program. Please help

Asked by aivanchos Prieš 6 metus

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What's html5 player.js?

Dear Helper, Believe me, this is not-explainable. It's beyond me. All I can say is, out of the blue, I get a page full of codelines at the end of my FF which is impossi… (read more)

Dear Helper,

Believe me, this is not-explainable. It's beyond me.

All I can say is, out of the blue, I get a page full of codelines at the end of my FF which is impossible to close, and I have to restart my FF for it to go away. Its link, reads:

http://s.ytimg.com/yts/jsbin/html5player-en_GB-vflphciOs/html5player.js

I chose to just take a snapshot of what happens and post it. Now, if I just could find the link here to add... :(

If you DO know what to do about this burden, please, explain.

Thanks!

Asked by S7v7n Prieš 6 metus

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How to disable history from new tab page without disabling the new tab page entirely?

As the title states. I have read countless questions on this and none ever give a working answer. So I will try again. I think it is absolutely ridiculous that even thoug… (read more)

As the title states. I have read countless questions on this and none ever give a working answer. So I will try again. I think it is absolutely ridiculous that even though I delete my browsing history after every time, my browsing history still shows up on the new tab page. Which proves that Firefox is actually NOT deleting my browsing history like it says. So how do I STOP that from happening? I don't want my browsing history to show up anywhere. At all. Ever. For any reason. Is that impossible with Firefox? That would put it in first place for world's worst browser if your browsing history is permanent like mine is right now. Huge security hole much?? So how do I make it stop once and for all. But I still want the new tab page there, but ONLY with the sites I have pinned to it. Nothing else. EVER.

Asked by mscheaf Prieš 6 metus

Last reply by user633449 Prieš 6 metus

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How to make old-version of an addon work with new version of Firefox , or how to make my version of Firefox a never-updatable?

Ok, then.. Hello! (sorry for bad english) My problem is 2 at once - main and less. MAIN problem: I am using now FF ver.20 . I use it because from long ago i was using a Y… (read more)

Ok, then.. Hello! (sorry for bad english) My problem is 2 at once - main and less. MAIN problem: I am using now FF ver.20 . I use it because from long ago i was using a YandexVisualBookmarks-VER.xpi (its an addon) and i feel myself very uncomfortable when there is no such thing. The problem is that after Y..V..B..-1.9.xpi this addon was changed A LOT and NOT at good direction, moreover it Not works with FF ver.21 and higher versions . Some time ago my FF starts randomly update itself by changeing its Never-update option to Auto-update. Everytime it happens Y..V..B.. asks my to re-accept its licence, so there is nothing hard to chage options back to Never-update, but it happens SO often and So everyday, that it just angryed me, otherwords... ..How can i make my FF really Never-updateable? (main) or How i can make my YandexVisualBookmarks-1.9.xpi workable with Firefox ver.21-30 And make this FF's windows looks the same as at ver.20 (look like impossible - less)

Anyway thanks.

Asked by MadGoodGorb Prieš 6 metus

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