Tip & How-To about Mozilla Firefox

Help my Firefox wont run Java, JavaScript, Flash or Silverlight

Normally scripts ARE good and non-malicious however some are not if this is the case use one OR both of the following they are both worth installing to maintain a safer browsing experience.

If you find that your Flash and Java are disabled in Firefox this is the quickest way to ENABLE then also works with JavaScript and Silverlight


Be selective with a blacklist for bad scripts and allow good ones with the whitelist

If you find that you Firefox is constantly crashing make sure that you dont have one of the following that has been put on the Mozilla Add-ons BLOCKLIST

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How do I find out what information is written to my system when I visit a website?

In addition to cookies, a website also runs scripts. The scripts usually provide dynamic behavior, that provides a user with an interactive experience. In some cases, these scripts may be malicious, depending on which websites you visit. Adult websites are notorious for infecting computers when visited.

Assuming you are running Internet Explorer 8, you can have it prompt you each time a website attempts to create a cookie. Select "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", "Advanced". In the window that pops up, select "Override automatic cookie handling" and then ask it to prompt for First party and Third party cookies.

In order to protect yourself from malicious scripts, you can disable scripts. Again, for IE8, go under "Tools", "Internet Options", "Security", "Internet", "Custom Level", and scroll down to "Scripting". There you can set everything to prompt or disable (when the prompt option isn't available".

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What browser are you using? What site are you looking at? This is generally a problem with some scripted menu items (javascript) and the web page was written with a non-standard code that the browser can't interpret. In a few cases, the script call (and menu) are designated as being on one server (not the one resolved as the web page host) and that server is down or blocked. (Often the remote script is trying to load malicious code and modern browsers block these cross-scripted items for your security.)

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Scanning a malicious PDF can be done with Symantec.
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