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Firefox 79 with no connections establishes a connection

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FF with no tabs, add-ons or browsers open establishes a connection to the following

104.16.248.249:https (ESTABLISHED) ec2-52-27-98-21.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com:https (ESTABLISHED)

Why is this occurring?

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Most likely that is for the Sync service per the .us-west-2. part of that URL.

Are you / were you using Sync?

You probably won't get any connections at all, when Firefox is closed; but I wonder where you are seeing that Firefox is trying to connect, period?

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You've asked about EC2 connections quite a few times.
We do not know all the ins and outs of the servers that Mozilla uses to store specific data files and aren't able to provide the answers you are looking (probably also outside the scope of this forum).

All I know is that these are special servers that can be setup for specific purposes.

Okulungisiwe ngu cor-el

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the-edmeister, I am not using the sync service. How would I verify if the sync service was active ?

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this is a security problem if a browser connects to a service the cannot be identified! Especially since no services from the browser are being used.

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