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Firefox security warning when downloading PDFs: How do I disable this?

Hi. Starting somewhat recently, Firefox has been getting in the way of me downloading certain PDFs which I know to be fine but which it thinks are insecure or a security … (funda kabanzi)

Hi. Starting somewhat recently, Firefox has been getting in the way of me downloading certain PDFs which I know to be fine but which it thinks are insecure or a security hazard. I'd like to disable this security "feature" permanently. How can I do this? Thanks!

Asked by Greenhorn 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by andmagdo 1 umzuzu odlule

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Office 365 cookie issue

I have configured FF to block all cookies under "Browser Privacy" the custom setting allows "Choose which trackers and scripts to block. and I selected "all cookies". Kno… (funda kabanzi)

I have configured FF to block all cookies under "Browser Privacy" the custom setting allows "Choose which trackers and scripts to block. and I selected "all cookies". Knowing that all cookies will be blocked I logged into office 365 and allowed manually cookies through "view page info" I then selected "set cookies" to allow expecting full access to office 365 mail, but this did not occur. What happened is I logged into office 365 and could see the icons and my login name but could not read the mail.

Office 365 gave the message "we couldn't sign you in please try again" yet I could see my log in name and the office 365 icons for mail, calendar etc.. just not the actual data. If I allow cookies in Browser privacy (which i take it allows cookies always) it woks.

I bring this up because it seems like something is missing in cookies that is not represented in FF.What is the difference between browser privacy cookies and allowing it through view page permissions? Can anyone offer an explanation?

Asked by Mace2 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Secure connection failed and Firefox did not connect

Can anyone from firefox send me the instructions to get rid of this message. Secure connection failed and Firefox did not connect Please avoid sending links with tons of … (funda kabanzi)

Can anyone from firefox send me the instructions to get rid of this message. Secure connection failed and Firefox did not connect

Please avoid sending links with tons of info to read because I don't have time to follow.

Many thanks Jorge

Asked by jagliano 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by maisie27 4 izinyanga ezidlule

SafeOpt emails

I browsed a clothing website for less than 5 minutes by typing in the address and not using any links. Shortly after I receive an email asking if I was still interested … (funda kabanzi)

I browsed a clothing website for less than 5 minutes by typing in the address and not using any links. Shortly after I receive an email asking if I was still interested in what I was looking at. Does Firefox share my email address with websites I'm visiting? I believe the email is coming from SafeOpt, not the website I visited. I do have "do not track" options selected in Firefox.

Asked by linda641 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by flynparker824 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Deleted certificate comes back undeleted

Version: 91.0.1 Settings--> Privacy and Security -->View Certificates-->Your certificates--> pick target cert to delete-->click ok on confirmation window -… (funda kabanzi)

Version: 91.0.1 Settings--> Privacy and Security -->View Certificates-->Your certificates--> pick target cert to delete-->click ok on confirmation window --> click ok on Certificate manager window.

Restart FF, Settings--> Privacy and Security -->View Certificates-->Your certificates, the deleted cert is on the list again.

The same happens on that under Authorities.

Asked by wfchoi_us 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by egbertst1 1 isonto elidlule

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"Your browser is being managed by your organization"

At the top of the about:preferences page, in a gray box, it says, "Your browser is being managed by your organization". Why? This is my home computer! How can I manage… (funda kabanzi)

At the top of the about:preferences page, in a gray box, it says, "Your browser is being managed by your organization". Why? This is my home computer! How can I manage my own browser?

Asked by Heckle Spackle & Hyde 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by saull28 2 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox suddenly stuck in restricted mode

I've used Firefox as my default browser for years. I'm now on a Win10 laptop I've been using for over a year. I have not knowingly made any recent changes to FF. I'm on… (funda kabanzi)

I've used Firefox as my default browser for years. I'm now on a Win10 laptop I've been using for over a year. I have not knowingly made any recent changes to FF. I'm on FF version 88.0.1 (64 bit).

Suddenly, yesterday, I found that I was blocked from viewing many YT videos and comments. YT says I am in restricted mode. It is not due to a setting on my YT/Google account, because I'm not logged in.

Exact YT messages: "Video unavailable--This video is restricted. Please check the Google Workspace administrator and/or the network administrator restrictions." And "Restricted Mode has hidden comments for this video."

However, I have no problem viewing them in Chrome. So logically it's a FF problem.

Also, I discovered that other sites are affected. For example, if I run a "domain lookup" on the ICANN website, I get less detailed results than if I run the search on Chrome! https://lookup.icann.org/

Switching from Strict to Standard Tracking Protection didn't help. Then I did a FF refresh but that also didn't help.

Suggestions? Be aware I'm not a coder or any kind of super techhie.

Asked by csskalet 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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

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Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to www.lockmonster.co.uk. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified

If I try and open my websites invoices, i get this message: Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to www.lockmonster.co.uk. The page you are t… (funda kabanzi)

If I try and open my websites invoices, i get this message: Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to www.lockmonster.co.uk.

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Asked by info5226 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 7 izinyanga ezidlule

I lost my gmail password saved in Firefox

Hi, i have a problem. My gmail account passwords are gone I've checked in Tools > Options > Security: Passwords: "Saved Passwords" > "Show Passwords" but there … (funda kabanzi)

Hi, i have a problem. My gmail account passwords are gone I've checked in Tools > Options > Security: Passwords: "Saved Passwords" > "Show Passwords" but there is nothing. Neither to the "account.google" nor "google.com". I have always had the pre-filled username/passwords fields for years. Only the gmail password are missing. Someone can help me, please?

Asked by Quasar3.1415 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 2 izinyanga ezidlule

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How to add a site to the block notifications list

Hello, I am getting a McAfee pop up notification and I have identified the site name and would like to add it to the notifications settings to block it but I cannot figur… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

I am getting a McAfee pop up notification and I have identified the site name and would like to add it to the notifications settings to block it but I cannot figure out how to add a site manually to that list. There are no options on the notification settings to allow for a manual site addition. I am on FireFox version 88.0.1 on Windows 10 Pro.

I have also tried searching to see how to remove what is probably malware and cannot find anything. I do not have any McAfee products on my laptop.

Sincerely,

AmazonPrincessDiana

Asked by AmazonPrincessDiana 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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

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Yahoo intruded and set itself as default search, even though Google was and is still listed as default.

Yahoo intruded and functions as default search, even though Google has been and is still designated as default in the settings. I removed Yahoo from the list of 1-click b… (funda kabanzi)

Yahoo intruded and functions as default search, even though Google has been and is still designated as default in the settings. I removed Yahoo from the list of 1-click browsers, but that didn't affect its unwanted function as default search. This began out of the blue several days ago, and I have no idea how. I dislike Yahoo in general and have not been on that site. I'm getting really frustrated!

Asked by hejsan13 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by jscher2000 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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STOP HTTPS!!!!!!!!!!!! NO ACCESS!!!!!!!!!!

As Firefox doesn't allow you to prevent updates, is there a way to get the HTTPS switches working, or is this another introduced bug we are supposed to put up with? If I … (funda kabanzi)

As Firefox doesn't allow you to prevent updates, is there a way to get the HTTPS switches working, or is this another introduced bug we are supposed to put up with? If I attempt to access my router using 192.168.1.1 Firefox automatically changes the address to https://192.168.1.1. Guess what you morons: NONE OF MY ROUTERS USE HTTPS AND CANNOT BE ACCESSED! Instead I now use Edge which allows what I enter to be used and gives me access. Another reason to dump this crap. Why is it that each and every time I am forced to update: I don't get a choice, I get another reason not to use Firefox. If you charged for this crap the developers would have been sacked long ago. Please don't insult my intelligence by pointing me Privacy & Settings because none of the options make any difference. So when can we expect to get working software?

Asked by Les 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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… (funda kabanzi)

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 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by andmagdo 6 amahora adlule

Webpages have begun to open in random language.

About a week ago, Firefox began occasionally opening a webpage or even my Google login window in some random language. Opening a new tab and closing the errant tab would … (funda kabanzi)

About a week ago, Firefox began occasionally opening a webpage or even my Google login window in some random language. Opening a new tab and closing the errant tab would result in the same page opening correctly in English. The language used when Firefox erred was never the same twice. In the last couple days the rate of errors has accelerated. Any ideas how to fix this problem? Is someone other than me using my Firefox credentials?

Asked by scottyNC 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 2 izinyanga ezidlule

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Open another instance of Firefox to isolate it from addons

Hello, I like Firefox unfortunately all browsers are so 1999... It is impossible to use without addons, if you browser internet a lot and have opened a lot of tabs and wi… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

I like Firefox unfortunately all browsers are so 1999... It is impossible to use without addons, if you browser internet a lot and have opened a lot of tabs and windows. I bumped into this article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1155401 Saying: this will open another instance of Firefox. But nothing is bulletproof! So ask, if this will isolate me from addons, which I would open in first instance of Firefox.

Thanks for help.

Asked by empleat 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Why Firefox enforces by default extensions like Amazon, Bing, eBay, Google ?

It's a simple question: Why Firefox enforces by default extensions like Amazon, Bing, eBay, Google ? What really these extensions do? Paradox#1: Firefox enforces to use t… (funda kabanzi)

It's a simple question: Why Firefox enforces by default extensions like Amazon, Bing, eBay, Google ? What really these extensions do?

Paradox#1: Firefox enforces to use those totally insecurity and unreliable companies! Paradox #2: Firefox don't even show those extensions mentioned above! Paradox #3: Even when I remove them from "Options->Search Engines" these ones keep being enabled and hidden! Paradox #4: Third party program needed to manage those Firefox hidden extensions! I Disable all above extensions by "CCleaner" and: Paradox #5: they comes back by default in every Firefox damn update!

I wish I'm wrong I would pleased if someone explain in an article, or even in few words, why all those. I think Mozilla should detailed explain.

Thanks in advance and Sorry for my English.

Asked by AntonyMan 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by rdurost 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Plugins & Profile directory

I have tried on windows and on linux, and the same thing happens for both. I don't get the plugins i should have. I want to try and enable java, but its not even appearin… (funda kabanzi)

I have tried on windows and on linux, and the same thing happens for both. I don't get the plugins i should have. I want to try and enable java, but its not even appearing in the first place. My profile directory is all messed up as well. I don't have a pluginreg.dat, my extensions.sqlite is an extensions.json. I have been reading all the forums but they mention stuff about the files in the profile, but I don't have those files.

Asked by caedenperelliharris 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 isonto elidlule

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Unable to restore a password from Firefox browser

Hi everyone, I do need help on the following issue: I'm logged in my mailbox with Firefox browser. The password is saved and available in the browser settings. BUT. If I … (funda kabanzi)

Hi everyone,

I do need help on the following issue: I'm logged in my mailbox with Firefox browser. The password is saved and available in the browser settings. BUT. If I try to enter it and log in from another device, the mail service says the password is wrong. I can't understand how it is possible. The browser should use one of the saved passwords for the authorization, right? Why doesn't it work outside this very browser?

MAYBE one day I changed the password in the mail service, logged in, BUT didn't refresh it in the browser settings? May the browser use some cookies, service files or something like that for authorization despite unactual password saved? If yes, then how is it possible to extract the true password out of those files?

I turned to the mail service support, but they can't help me, because I didn't enter my real name, phone number or something during registration that could help to check my identity. So the only opportunity to save my mail is to use the browser files somehow. I'm going to reinstall Windows and I will loose access to my mail forever in this case that would be very very bad.. ((( Please, help!

Asked by nrdmc 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox Blocking Allowed Pop-Ups After Update

We run Firefox on all our clerk computers at the public library where I work. Since the most recent update, our online circulation website which we use to check out books… (funda kabanzi)

We run Firefox on all our clerk computers at the public library where I work. Since the most recent update, our online circulation website which we use to check out books, receives a pop-up blocked message every time we try to print a hold receipt for an item. The website has always been added as an exception to our pop-up blockers, and until just after the most recent update, the blocker had no problem allowing the website through. Now it does. I have tried clearing the browser caches, removing and adding the website to the exceptions list again, and restarting the browser, as well as adding different variations of the website to the exceptions list. In the end, we just had to turn the pop-up blockers off. I searched online for anyone else who had this issue, but the ones I found dated back to 2014-2015, and the solution they came up with no longer seems to exist in the Firefox settings. So I'm hoping to find an answer here! Thanks.

Asked by awakenedvc 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by frswartz 4 izinyanga ezidlule