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Trying to sign into a website, FF tries to download a dll and won't log in

On 7/9/19 when trying to sign into a website, which I've used for years, after I enter my credentials and click 'sign in' FF downloads "webgate.dll" and does not proceed.… (funda kabanzi)

On 7/9/19 when trying to sign into a website, which I've used for years, after I enter my credentials and click 'sign in' FF downloads "webgate.dll" and does not proceed. I am able to successfully log in using Chrome or IE. I most recently accessed this website via FF last week - no changes to extensions since then.

Using FF Quantum 67.0.4 64 bit

Asked by brett611 1 unyaka odlule

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flash update

I received a notification to update the Flash Player on Firefox. It doesn't look official so I did not click install. The manner in which it behaved after I tried to get … (funda kabanzi)

I received a notification to update the Flash Player on Firefox. It doesn't look official so I did not click install. The manner in which it behaved after I tried to get rid of it confirms my suspicion that it's a scam. Upon clicking the hyperlink that says "Do not show this notification again" a banner appeared at the top left of the click asking me to allow the update. I clicked no but it continued to appear. In fact, it appeared multiple times until closing Firefox thru the task manager. However, when I opened Firefox afterwards the same prompt to upgrade Flash appeared right after opening Firefox. I can't stop this so I have stopped using Firefox. I checked the regular Firefox upgrade dialog thru about Firefox. It upgraded Firefox to version 67.0.2 with no Flash player update Then I ran a Malwarebytes scan. The result was "no threats detected." Have other users faced this problem? What should I do?

Asked by meteor123 1 unyaka odlule

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popups appear randomly but only on Firefox

For 6+plus months, I get "popups". The latest shows a box in middle of screen that is in what appears to be another window. The small window has a message "Firewall has d… (funda kabanzi)

For 6+plus months, I get "popups". The latest shows a box in middle of screen that is in what appears to be another window. The small window has a message "Firewall has defined that your Windows Microsoft system is damaged and irrelevant. ...." plus other junk. No trade marks or anything to identify from whom. In the background, in what looks like another small window but in fact is full screen, it shows System Warning! in blue band around message starting with a "red x Your Windows system is damaged ...." that is partially hidden by the above message.

In the header where normally there is something about the site and an x to close tab, there is only the x. Also, in the address bar, it shows the i in circle, the green locked lock and the address.

Usually, I just shut down Firefox without clicking on screens. I would then restart Firefox which brings up a message "Close Firefox" with the following ? in a circle with message - "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old..." with choice boxes to close or cancel. This did not appear in lastest popup.

My settings are that Firefox on closing does not save anything.

The time before was a screen that told me on a specific date, my subscription to McAfee expires, unless.... Only trouble was I don't have a subscription!

The time before that was a McAfee back screen with a small window up front stating "Windows Security Center. Your Mcafee subscription has expired.... " with the choice window "OK".

Only just learned how simple it is to take a screen shot. I used my phone to take photos previously.

Oh and the time before above, there was a popup with Firefox logo and "Dear Firefox user, You re today's lucky visitor for: Feburary 4, 2019 ...".

I have seen multiple times these messages.

I have uninstalled and re-installed Firefox more than once. I just recently did a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro on a reformated M.2 drive. But I have a HDD with most files that I did not touch.

HELP!!!!

Asked by MacAl 1 unyaka odlule

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firefox locks onto website called microsoft... call

I used Firefox to go to lowes.com website. My computer locked up with a page indicating Microsoft had taken over the system and to call <scam phone# removed> to ge… (funda kabanzi)

I used Firefox to go to lowes.com website. My computer locked up with a page indicating Microsoft had taken over the system and to call <scam phone# removed> to get system unlocked. I have uninstalled Mozilla program, and re-installed again several times. Always the same problem. When I use windows explorer, computer is OK; Does not lock-up.

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Google Maps redirecting to undesireable website

I've been having issues with Firefox on Ubuntu 18.10 for a while now. For whatever reason, whenever I try to access maps.google.com it states that the website is unavaila… (funda kabanzi)

I've been having issues with Firefox on Ubuntu 18.10 for a while now. For whatever reason, whenever I try to access maps.google.com it states that the website is unavailable, whereas that maps.google.ca redirects to ww1.google.ca which, in turn, redirects to mediadiscovery.net - which is a website blocked by my router's adblocker. When I use Chromium or Vivaldi, I don't have that same issue, the website is completely accessible; also, if I instead use www.google.com/maps then I actually reach Google Maps from Firefox. I've already tried clearing cookies and cache, as well as restarting Firefox fresh. I only have one extension enabled (GNOME Shell Integration) and 3 plugins (OpenH264, Widevine and Shockwave Flash).

Any help is much appreciated. Also, I got the troubleshooting information while running in Safe Mode, which had no impact on the behavior I previously described.

Asked by GryphonBR 1 unyaka odlule

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Problems with latest Firefox versions

I have used Firefox for many years and am always current, as I am with Windows 10, but the last few updates have caused major problems: 1. At times I get a red screen Fir… (funda kabanzi)

I have used Firefox for many years and am always current, as I am with Windows 10, but the last few updates have caused major problems:

1. At times I get a red screen Firefox Critical Error which usually locks up my PC. Sometimes I can free it up with Cntl/Alt/Del, but sometimes I cannot even shut down, have to physically unplug the PC. The screen says to call a phone number for Microsoft support, but this is a 3rd-party company selling software which has somehow compromised Firefox. I reported this before but no one seems to be doing anything about it.

2.Although I have checked Block pop-up windows under Permissions, I now get suspicious pop-up windows the first time I click on many web pages. If I immediately close these, I can then use the page fine. Is there something else I need to do to block these pop-ups?

Asked by Barry Jedrick 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox randomly quits and restarts

At various points in my usage of Firefox, if my default home page isn't ChillTab, and even sometimes when it is, Firefox will randomly quit and restart with ChillTab as t… (funda kabanzi)

At various points in my usage of Firefox, if my default home page isn't ChillTab, and even sometimes when it is, Firefox will randomly quit and restart with ChillTab as the default. Virtually every single time it has happened I was in the middle of watching a video. What's worse is that Firefox will demand updates so as to change the homepage to Yahoo.

Asked by HaakenBailey 1 unyaka odlule

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Homepage and new windows option is disabled!!!

My home page is now set to (http://securedsearch.lavasoft.com/?pr=vmn&id=webcompa&ent=hp_WCYID10420__190321) when i went to options my Homepage and new windows o… (funda kabanzi)

My home page is now set to (http://securedsearch.lavasoft.com/?pr=vmn&id=webcompa&ent=hp_WCYID10420__190321) when i went to options my Homepage and new windows option is disabled!!! I cant change any thing, i even uninstalled the software from windows and checked for unwanted adons in firefox and found none...

Asked by arun141085 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by McCoy 1 unyaka odlule

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Can't uninstall adware "pro search tip" from firefox

I was tricked into downloading a fake flashplayer update that included the adware "pro search tip." I've been able to uninstall it from my other browsers and firefox and … (funda kabanzi)

I was tricked into downloading a fake flashplayer update that included the adware "pro search tip." I've been able to uninstall it from my other browsers and firefox and it doesn't appear anywhere on my machine. I also used sophos to scan my machine, which deleted it. But it still redirects my default search engine to itself in firefox.

I have https everywhere activated, and ad blocker as well.

Asked by AdaLovelace 1 unyaka odlule

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I have the virus https://chissk.icu on my mozilla site: how can I get rid of it ?

Since yesterday march 30, 2019, every time I want to make a research on google through Mozilla, or directly by a site address, a very unpleasant searcher "chissk.icu" app… (funda kabanzi)

Since yesterday march 30, 2019, every time I want to make a research on google through Mozilla, or directly by a site address, a very unpleasant searcher "chissk.icu" appears instead of the usual research by google. I made a cleaning of my PC by malwarebyte and I have also ccleaner pro installed on it but they did not suppress this virus. Can you help me ? Thank you (Sorry for my english : I am french)

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Restore Bing Search Malware ? file:///C:/ProgramData/SearchRestore/restore.htm

When I start firefox the startup page is file:///C:/ProgramData/SearchRestore/restore.htm. What is causing this? My antivirus hasn't flagged anything

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How to eliminate Daily File Converter?

Daily File Converter just showed up in Firefox. Cannot find a way to eliminate it. It wants to be the browser default page even though I've chosen a different one. I t… (funda kabanzi)

Daily File Converter just showed up in Firefox. Cannot find a way to eliminate it. It wants to be the browser default page even though I've chosen a different one. I think this installation happened with a firefox update. Anyone else have this issue and how do you get rid of it? Thanks

Asked by spalmer 1 unyaka odlule

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A popup site disguised as Firefox update blocks everthing, can only be solved by cntr/alt/del : mintstark.cool

Some times a site pops up when surfing. Since a few weeks it's a site looking like a Firefox update. It asks me to click onto some thing I have no idea. The name is : min… (funda kabanzi)

Some times a site pops up when surfing. Since a few weeks it's a site looking like a Firefox update. It asks me to click onto some thing I have no idea. The name is : mintstark.cool.

I can get only out of the blockage by shutting down Firefox by the task manager. I will try to take a picture with an external camera.

Same happens under the name of windows or microsoft.

Thanks very much for your assistance.

Asked by Fairchild 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by McCoy 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox has been hijacked and is running screens without my control. Please give me a link to speak with someone, even via email or a chat window. Firefox is pl

Firefox sent a message that said there was an update waiting. I allowed it to update, but the program completely changed. Also started running Utube files. I cannot stop … (funda kabanzi)

Firefox sent a message that said there was an update waiting. I allowed it to update, but the program completely changed. Also started running Utube files. I cannot stop these files - they appear nowhere. I have muted my speakers for the time being. I am also getting images instead of tabs. I am sure that Firefox would have advised me of an upgrade that went from text to images. This is why I believe firefox has been hijacked. Contact me on my email address, as I am shutting down firefox when I finish this message.

Asked by GillD 1 unyaka odlule

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virus taken over firefox Win10

Opened an AMAZON link in Google search and popup says "Virus Alert from Microsoft. Dial 833 334-6433 for and assistance..." That Firefox page is completely frozen. Noth… (funda kabanzi)

Opened an AMAZON link in Google search and popup says

"Virus Alert from Microsoft. Dial 833 334-6433 for and assistance..."

That Firefox page is completely frozen. Nothing works. But another Firefox page does work.

I've tried backing up to prior restore point, updating Firefox...

Any suggestions please. I'd like to just kill the one Firefox page for starters.

Thanks all,

        Bill M

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How to report fraudulant transaction under Mozilla

My screen was hijacked by something lacked look like Mozilla/Firefox heading saying it was taking a survey and I couldn't get out of the screen. So I took the survey and … (funda kabanzi)

My screen was hijacked by something lacked look like Mozilla/Firefox heading saying it was taking a survey and I couldn't get out of the screen. So I took the survey and entered my credit card info for a sum of $1.00 (one dollar) for a chance to win an iPhone. Instead I got a charge on my credit card from lstfl.com for $33.+ dollars saying it enrolled me in a sex site. That is NOT what I imagined. And it came under Mozilla/Firefox name. Can you go after this site as it is operating under your name and logo. Thank you

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