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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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