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    Default Check your Firefox Browser

    Firefox recently had an addon installed, without your knowledge. It is an Microsoft specific, .NET addon that you can't remove through the normal "remove" command.

    It takes a registry edit, or special gyrations (that I had to do) to remove it.

    Here's a DSLReports thread about the subject.

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r218...tant-extension



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    Default Re: Check your Firefox Browser

    Although I don't think it's malicious "Java Quick Starter" is also installed without asking you when you install the latest Java runtime.

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    just an aside, from a phenomenological viewpoint... norton offers 2009 internet security to 2008 users. I recommend to stay and fight rather than switch. I ended up fighting with the mouse when i gave them chat-folk remote control. The auto and prompted updates produced errors. Nasty virus. Ended up 6-8 hours of remove-install patch-restart ad nauseum. Finally removed, reinstalled old with same updates and interface. pretty cool fighting for the mouse with the virus hacker though. he asked me what was wrong with my explorer and i told him it worked fine until he started f...ing with my mouse.

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    Peterle, I have been using FF4 from the beta package. It worked well for me, but no9t so well for some others. When the FF4 was in release, I got that and have been using it. Some extensions woudl not work, but the ones I really wanted did and do and quite well actually.

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    Default Re: Check your Firefox Browser

    Been using 4 since official release on 1 computer (my laptop/main computer).

    No real problems so far. I had a couple extensions (Block Site and one other, I forget which) that weren't updated and were causing some small issues (Gmail notifier wouldn't log in and certain context menus wouldn't come up) but other than that, pretty uneventful.

    I'll probably deploy it to all my computers here soon.

    Even decided to change it up and went from the Glaze Black theme to the Heritage Flight Museum persona!

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