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possible virus attack on firefox? browser dies one hour after reinstall.

have used firefox five or six years with no probs and love it. for the last week and a half, the browser is dead. although the window i already had open would continue … (read more)

have used firefox five or six years with no probs and love it. for the last week and a half, the browser is dead. although the window i already had open would continue to work and bring up websites, all new windows failed to respond at all, and also contained no bookmarks.

today i had time to uninstall and delete manually all traces of firefox, and then reinstalled a fresh copy from another computer which is working perfectly well.

at first, all was fine. after about an hour, the same problem reoccurred, in all respects as above.

i did note that the firefox files both before and after the reinstall only contain two folders, one named "chrome" and the other named "updates". the "chrome" has minimal contents, and the "updates" has only another folder named "0" with no contents.

how these came to be, and what happened to the full firefox file, again, i have no clue. is it possibly some kind of rogue virus attack against firefox?, and more to the point, what can i do to prevent it from recurring after i reinstall?

any help is greatly appreciated.

Asked by garbageg 8 years ago

Last reply by Swarnava Sengupta 8 years ago

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Firefox will not allow me to download files, including the latest updates. How do I download updates if it won't allow me to download updates?

Firefox V3.0.10 I haven't been able to download files with Firefox for many months - years? I tried every configuration option I could find with no luck. I stopped using … (read more)

Firefox V3.0.10

I haven't been able to download files with Firefox for many months - years? I tried every configuration option I could find with no luck.

I stopped using Firefox and switched back to Windows Exploder, where I have no problems with downloads.

Occasionally I want to use Firefox to view web pages I design. Not being able to update drastically limits the usefulness of the program.

Asked by phays 9 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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i cant access certian websites like iscribble and certian chat sites i use often, how do i fix this?

I have two pages bookmarked i use nearly every day and there haven't been any problems. however, yesterday i started them up, and found they wouldn't load. this has happe… (read more)

I have two pages bookmarked i use nearly every day and there haven't been any problems. however, yesterday i started them up, and found they wouldn't load. this has happened many times before so i wasn't particularly worried about it. then i tried it again today and it was still down, again not particularly worried. then i tried it again and it still wouldn't work, at this point i got a little ticked i couldn't read my messages. so ive tried as many things i can think of, but it still wont work.

Asked by Btgr 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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Not able to see images [JPG, TIFF, GIF, etc.]on some web sites with FF 3.0.10 or FF 3.6.8

When use FF 3.0.10 or FF 3.6.8, not able to bring up or load search results images [such as JPG, TIFF, GIF, etc.], such as in News section of Yahoo home page, some Google… (read more)

When use FF 3.0.10 or FF 3.6.8, not able to bring up or load search results images [such as JPG, TIFF, GIF, etc.], such as in News section of Yahoo home page, some Google search results, PBS home page, etc. What settings and/or configurations and/or plug-ins and/or add-ins and/or other programs should be used to allow images to load from web sites ? Using Trend AntiVirus AntiSpyware and ZoneAlarm firewall programs on WIN XP system.

Asked by FireFox368A 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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Unable to update Firefox on Mac OS X 10.5.8 due to insufficient priveledges, but I'm not sure what that means?

Hello, I went to upgrade my version of Firefox and was able to download the newer version, but when I went to install it, the system asked if I wanted to replace the old … (read more)

Hello, I went to upgrade my version of Firefox and was able to download the newer version, but when I went to install it, the system asked if I wanted to replace the old with the new (the only option given), and when I said 'yes' the system popped up with "you are unable to do this because you have insufficient privileges." Not sure what that means. I have been able to download other things just fine.

Asked by mparr 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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I am unable to update Firefox, and "automatically check for updates" is grayed out on my Mac OS X v10.5.8 where I still have Firefox 3.0.1.

I find in the update history that I have not had an update since a failed attempt in 2009. Today I am having trouble downloading a dmg file and discovered this problem w… (read more)

I find in the update history that I have not had an update since a failed attempt in 2009.

Today I am having trouble downloading a dmg file and discovered this problem with Firefox. I don't know if my old version of Firefox is the cause but want to get updated anyway.

Asked by Anjimator 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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one secure website loads painfully slow (7 minutes !). Only this site. How can I streamline firefox to load these pages faster?

one secure website loads painfully slow (7 minutes !). Only this site. How can I streamline firefox to load these pages faster? This started happening only after I switc… (read more)

one secure website loads painfully slow (7 minutes !). Only this site. How can I streamline firefox to load these pages faster? This started happening only after I switched from McAffee to Norton Security Suite. Other secure sites load just fine.

URL of affected sites

http://www.chase.com

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 10 years ago

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IE crashed on my laptop can I download Firefox to disk and load on laptop?

HP Laptop crashed Internet Explorer. I'm on a Gateway Professional box, which has Firefox. Since cannot access Net with laptop can I download Firefox to disk on box and… (read more)

HP Laptop crashed Internet Explorer. I'm on a Gateway Professional box, which has Firefox. Since cannot access Net with laptop can I download Firefox to disk on box and load on laptop. Laptop is Vista, Box is XP

Asked by jrobb12 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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missing navigation bar

My home page is msn.com, I select hotmail and a new window appears, however it is missing the navigation bar. I reset my toolbars, I entered safe mode and reset them, I … (read more)

My home page is msn.com, I select hotmail and a new window appears, however it is missing the navigation bar. I reset my toolbars, I entered safe mode and reset them, I disabled add-ons but nothing restores them. When I exit hotmail that window still does not have the navigation bar. I updated firefox and still nothing. I'm running 3.6.8. It seems to relate to the hotmail selection

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.0.10) Gecko/2009042316 Firefox/3.0.10 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) FBSMTWB

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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I am having error : ssl_error_ssl_disabled. It does not have any options that I can fix for myself. I have used this site many times on my big computer with the same internet connection but when I use it on my laptop it gives me this error.

I am having error : ssl_error_ssl_disabled. It does not have any options that I can fix for myself. This happened Every time Firefox opened == Since I started using Ava… (read more)

I am having error : ssl_error_ssl_disabled. It does not have any options that I can fix for myself.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== Since I started using Avast Free Anti Virus on my laptop.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by TXGuy 10 years ago

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Firefox keeps preventing pages from automatically reloading.

Firefox keeps "helpfully" telling me it is preventing pages from automatically reloading. On some pages I have to tell it "allow" 5 or 6 times, and I can't do what I want… (read more)

Firefox keeps "helpfully" telling me it is preventing pages from automatically reloading. On some pages I have to tell it "allow" 5 or 6 times, and I can't do what I want to do - answer a survey for instance. Everything takes 5 times as long as it should - and I don't know how to stop it! I have asked this before but no one answered. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Firefox version

Don't know

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by kdab 8 years ago

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I can't attach photos or files when composing hotmail email in Firefox, but can in MS IE

Why would hotmail allow me to attach photos and files while using MS Internet Explorer, but not in Firefox? I was able to do this in Firefox only a few days ago, but not… (read more)

Why would hotmail allow me to attach photos and files while using MS Internet Explorer, but not in Firefox? I was able to do this in Firefox only a few days ago, but not today.

Asked by hillsideblackbeauty 10 years ago

Last reply by moros323 8 years ago

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Taxonweb error 'ssl_error_handshake_failure_alert' Wat moet ik instellen?

Firefox 3.0.10 installed. Eid works correctly. Error when connecting : ssl_error_handshake_failure_alert secure site : ccff02.minfin.fgov.be Message : SSL-peer kon niet o… (read more)

Firefox 3.0.10 installed. Eid works correctly. Error when connecting : ssl_error_handshake_failure_alert secure site : ccff02.minfin.fgov.be Message : SSL-peer kon niet onderhandelen over een acceptabele set beveiligingsparameters.

Asked by leen+eva 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago