There was a recent update on my system when I shutdown yesterday. When I tried logging into Facebook today, an Unsecured Connection warning popped up. When I clicked on Add Exceptions, the Facebook website was totally blocked on my system.
Try the Firefox Safe Mode to see how it works there. The Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode, which disables most add-ons.
(If you're not using it, switch to the Default theme.)
Don't select anything right now, just use "'Start in Safe Mode" To exit the Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before using the Firefox shortcut (without the Shift key) to open it again. If it is good in the Firefox Safe Mode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, and you need to figure out which one.
Please follow the Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems article for that.
When you figure out what's causing your issues, please let us know. It might help other users who have the same problem.
Thank you for your email & suggestion. Unfortunately Facebook remains blocked in Firefox Safe Mode.
I tried restoring my laptop to an earlier date, to no avail. I hate to think I will have to reformat my computer.
Thanks for the effort.
The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.
To Reset Firefox do the following:
Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.
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The Reset Firefox feature isn't available in your Firefox 6.0.2 version. Firefox 6.0.2 is way outdated and insecure. You should update Firefox to the latest version, which is 17.0.1 - see Update Firefox to the latest version for details.
Your "more system details" shows that you are using a "Browser Plus" plugin, which may be contributing to your problems. If I were you, I would uninstall this software before updating Firefox - see http://browserplus.yahoo.com/support/ for details.
Thanks for your reply. I've uninstalled Browser Plus & updated to Firefox 17.0.1 & reset my settings. Unfortunately still no joy, Facebook remains blocked. It's really frustrating.
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rename the cert8.db file in the Firefox profile folder to cert8.db.old or delete the cert8.db file to remove intermediate certificates that Firefox has stored.
If that helped to solve the problem then you can remove the renamed cert8.db.old file. Otherwise you can rename (or copy) the cert8.db.old file to cert8.db to restore the previous intermediate certificates. Firefox will automatically store intermediate certificates when you visit websites that send such a certificate.
If that didn't help then remove or rename secmod.db (secmod.db.old) as well.
Try to disable forcing a secure connection in Facebook.
You can remove all stored data from a specific domain via "Forget About This Site" in the right-click context menu of an history entry (Show All History or History sidebar) or via the aboutermissions page.
Using "Forget About This Site" will remove everything like bookmarks, cookies, passwords, cache, history, and exceptions from that domain, so be cautious and if you have a password or other data from that domain that you do not want to lose then make a note of those passwords and bookmarks. You can't recover from that "forget" unless you have a backup of the affected files.
It doesn't have any lasting effect, so if you revisit such a 'forgotten' website then data from that website will be saved once again.
You can try to reset (power off/on) the router.