This is alarming
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Have you tried clearing the Firefox cache as per these instructions? They also have a good description of why bad things happen when a cache gets corrupted.
Also mentioned, and new to me, is the possibility that the cache cannot be cleared because malware has infected the system. Not difficult to write malware that takes a copy of the cache and restores it after the corrupt cache is deleted by the user. You delete it, and the malware immediately puts it back!
Maybe malware is causing the original problem. Changing the referer would be a way of generating fake per click revenue, and a website might well be configured to block it.
Easy enough to run a malware checker before clearing the cache. I've found the free version of Malwarebytes effective at finding and removing nasties.
|Rob Rimmer||24/05/2018 20:57:44|
|36 forum posts|
+ 1 for the free version of Malwarebytes, also CCleaner can be handy for getting rid of stuff that sometimes resists deletion by 'ordinary' means.
|Neil Wyatt||24/05/2018 21:22:22|
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For clarity, you need to check under options --> add ins not under extensions.
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Latest versions of Firefox have Flash deactivated by default. You have to turn it on manually.
|Fowlers Fury||25/05/2018 12:43:14|
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As a long-term user of FF, the browser has served me well.
When I look under FF "Add ons" for Flash, they appear to my ignorant view as being tailored for YouTube etc.
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Edited By Fowlers Fury on 25/05/2018 12:44:46
|Neil van Zyl||03/06/2018 21:31:28|
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I thought I'd add some more info. It's not related to viewing back issues, but there does seem to be something odd with Firefox and this site.
I use Firefox 60.0.1 64 bit on a Win7 machine.
If I try and log in with Firefox, it keeps on telling me that my password is wrong, but if I try with a different browser it works.
Interestingly, I do not have anything about Legacy extensions under extensions in my Firefox.
|Fowlers Fury||03/06/2018 22:26:25|
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