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Firefox Problem, need help

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Billw, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Billw

    Billw Junior Member

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    I downloaded Firefox but don't remember where I got it. It comes up with 'can't find proxy' error message. So I have to go to tools and uncheck the proxy everytime I use it. I have tried everything to get rid of it including getting a fresh copy from Firefox., Doesn't matter. Any help with this would be appreciated. Some BH probably done this for traffic to his proxy.
    I even tried going into the Firefox files to change the pointers. I can change them but when I check back they go back to what they were.

    Bill
     
  2. Uptownbulker

    Uptownbulker BANNED BANNED

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    Don't even bother screwing with your current installation, just uninstall it, get rid of the original installer exe,clean up your box, download the current version directly from Mozilla's site and re-install. If this continues, yu may have an actaive trojan on your box so run all the anti-virus and anti-nastiness tools that you can find.
     
  3. Olly

    Olly Junior Member

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    I don't really understand but, you have a proxy Firefox add-on installed? If so, go to Tools -> Add-Ons, and then uninstall the proxy add-on you have.
     
  4. dabandit

    dabandit Registered Member

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    When you uninstall Firefox, make sure these directories are deleted.

    Documents and Settings\[whateveryourusername]\Application Data\Mozilla (XP)
    Users\[whateveryourusername]\AppData\Local\Mozilla and Users\[whateveryourusername]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\ (Vista)

    Then, reinstall. Firefox is probably picking up your old settings from those folders.
     
  5. Billw

    Billw Junior Member

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    Thanks Bandit, that did the trick, now I have to put all of my add-ons and other stuff back in but it works great now.

    Bill