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Is Firefox compromised?
vanity | 10/19/13 | nully

Posted on 10/19/2013 8:45:46 AM PDT by null and void

Firefox down photo Firefoxsecurity_zpsc953f96a.jpg


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: firefox
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Pre-caffeine I'm not clever enough to figure out what to do here.

First off, am I the only one experiencing this?

Second, what do???

1 posted on 10/19/2013 8:45:46 AM PDT by null and void
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To: null and void

My works fine.


2 posted on 10/19/2013 8:48:01 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; opentalk; ..

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

A little help guys?

3 posted on 10/19/2013 8:48:20 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

this is an add-on issue


4 posted on 10/19/2013 8:48:38 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: null and void

Never saw that before.


5 posted on 10/19/2013 8:48:41 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery.)
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To: whitedog57

More coffee.... try again
Mine works fine.


6 posted on 10/19/2013 8:48:43 AM PDT by freeagle
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To: null and void

You probably allowed Firefox to autoupdate.

The newer versions are not compatible with Norton - yet.

On the last update, I had to wait about two months before all; my stuff ran on Firefox. And I run very “”minimaliat.”


7 posted on 10/19/2013 8:50:03 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: whitedog57

Good.


8 posted on 10/19/2013 8:50:16 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

Mine’s working fine too. Because of the spelling of “behaviour”, it makes me wonder if this isn’t some sort of malware or virus. I’d run those first, then if the problem persists, maybe uninstall it and re-install it.


9 posted on 10/19/2013 8:50:21 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: null and void

There ARE no coincidences.....


10 posted on 10/19/2013 8:50:31 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: null and void
I found this with a google search for the first sentence

Fix the "Could not initialize the application's security component" error message

I did not read it.

11 posted on 10/19/2013 8:51:33 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: null and void

That last word should be “Minimalist” - as in not much stuff at all.


12 posted on 10/19/2013 8:51:54 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: null and void
You probably have a corrupted file in your hard drive.

Probably worst case, uninstall and reinstall Firefox.

13 posted on 10/19/2013 8:52:28 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: null and void

Two computers, both Firefoxes performing fine as usual.

Did you try it without add-ons?


14 posted on 10/19/2013 8:52:36 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: shibumi

Perhaps. It says version 24.0

I’m running Avast, will scan now.

First cup in progress.


15 posted on 10/19/2013 8:53:00 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

No problem here (yet).


16 posted on 10/19/2013 8:53:02 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: null and void
Your profile is stored in %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

The error message seems to indicate a permissions issue with one or more of those folders. If no problem with the permissions seems apparent to you then try reinstalling Firefox.

17 posted on 10/19/2013 8:53:11 AM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: null and void
While this specific error is probably unrelated, you should also not blindly trust Firefox (or any other browser):
According to a top-secret NSA presentation provided by the whistleblower Edward Snowden, one successful technique the NSA has developed involves exploiting the Tor browser bundle, a collection of programs designed to make it easy for people to install and use the software. The trick identifies Tor users on the Internet and then executes an attack against their Firefox web browser.
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2013/10/how_the_nsa_att.html
18 posted on 10/19/2013 8:53:52 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery.)
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To: null and void; All

Mine keeps crashing....


19 posted on 10/19/2013 8:55:48 AM PDT by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: null and void

I’m good


20 posted on 10/19/2013 8:56:18 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: shibumi

By minimalist I assumed browsing in one’s underwear.


21 posted on 10/19/2013 8:58:19 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: null and void
Here is a link to a knowledge base article on this problem and what to do about it. It's either a permissions issue, a full hard drive, or a corrupt encryption certificate and they are all fixable.

kb article: Could not initialize the applications security component

22 posted on 10/19/2013 8:58:40 AM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Does PJs and slippers count?


23 posted on 10/19/2013 8:59:04 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: TMSuchman

Did anyone who crash recently visit the Obamacare website?


24 posted on 10/19/2013 8:59:27 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: null and void
If nothing else works, then it's probebly trouble at the mill. One of the crossbeams gone out of skew on treadle.

That's one of the crossbeams gone out of skew on treadle.

Don't ask me. I didn't expect a sort of Spanish Inquisition.
25 posted on 10/19/2013 8:59:31 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

It might be except for the fact that I’m a Commando.


26 posted on 10/19/2013 9:00:26 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: no-to-illegals

PJ’s only count if they are of a DC or Marvel super hero variety with booties.


27 posted on 10/19/2013 9:01:48 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: no-to-illegals
PJ's only count if they are of a DC or Marvel super hero variety with booties.

Cape is optional.

28 posted on 10/19/2013 9:02:31 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: shibumi

Gosh I know what that means.


29 posted on 10/19/2013 9:03:18 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: shibumi

Claiming sole ownership of the chair?


30 posted on 10/19/2013 9:03:32 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: null and void

What version number?

==

Each version seems to have its own problems. Some will open/download PDFs, some won’t. Some will run Flash video, some won’t. Some extensions work, some don’t.

Firefox has become a mess.


31 posted on 10/19/2013 9:03:44 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: shibumi
On the last update, I had to wait about two months before

By then, your version was two versions behind. LOL
32 posted on 10/19/2013 9:05:25 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

*NO ONE* sits in this chair but me.

Not even the dog.


33 posted on 10/19/2013 9:06:17 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: BinaryBoy
I don't think I use Tor. Probably do through StartPage though.
34 posted on 10/19/2013 9:06:26 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

It isn’t Firefox.

It is Windows.

Which, although I am stuck with it, sucks.


35 posted on 10/19/2013 9:06:32 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: null and void

Back to the business at hand. My apology for having strayed off topic. Have not had any further trouble after this a.m. But am running another type of browser. Ashamed to say which one but at the risk of ridicule will say is IE-9. Was not kidding about the hit this a.m. to virus protection though. That was a hard hit this a.m.


36 posted on 10/19/2013 9:07:15 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Thank you!!!

I apparently had a corrupted “cert8.db” file. I’m running now, with half a cup of coughiee on board.

Life’s good...


37 posted on 10/19/2013 9:08:11 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: TomGuy

I’m a Conservative Right-Wing Reactionary in many, many ways.

(I’m still trying to warm up to this whole “round earth” thing.)


38 posted on 10/19/2013 9:08:16 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: freedumb2003
It isn’t Firefox.

It is Windows.

Which, although I am stuck with it, sucks.

Unlikely.

I'm on a Mac.

39 posted on 10/19/2013 9:10:28 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: shibumi

I prefer the round Earth ones myself.


40 posted on 10/19/2013 9:10:32 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: shibumi

I like those shaped like various bottle types.


41 posted on 10/19/2013 9:11:41 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: null and void

I’ve never seen such a thing in Firefox, but then again, I haven’t actively adjusted the security features.


42 posted on 10/19/2013 9:12:40 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: shibumi

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.

(After hundreds of years of brutal islamic occupation, the newly freed Spaniards behaved the only way they knew, as they had been taught by their moorish masters. They quickly got over it, but never escaped the shame. The muslims, of course, never felt any shame for what they did)


43 posted on 10/19/2013 9:14:28 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Gee, did not know that. Guess mine do not qualify with those cute little smiley faces holding knives.


44 posted on 10/19/2013 9:15:53 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: null and void

Mine is working okay.


45 posted on 10/19/2013 9:16:17 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: TomGuy
Firefox has become a mess.

Different versions have interfered with my touchpad function on two different Dell laptops.

46 posted on 10/19/2013 9:16:42 AM PDT by Stentor
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To: null and void

A compromised browser isn’t going to tell you it’s compromised.


47 posted on 10/19/2013 9:17:24 AM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: freerepublicchat

Unless the compromise was written by the same folks who brought you the obamacare software...


48 posted on 10/19/2013 9:18:48 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: no-to-illegals; null and void; ImJustAnotherOkie
Continuing the planetary metaphors,
this is your browser (and/or browsing wardrobe):



This is mine:


49 posted on 10/19/2013 9:19:25 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Am gonna go change my PJs. Gonna put on the smiley faces pointing guns.


50 posted on 10/19/2013 9:20:50 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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