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Old May 5th, 2019, 01:07 PM   #1
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FireFox Ambushed

So Mozilla screwed up big time. At least with ElCapitan. Firefox has kicked out all extensions, and loading replacements fails. Happens with both FireFox version 65.0.2 and 66.0.3.

Some sites (Daily Mail for one) are pretty much unusable without adblockers, also if I want to watch anything on GlobalTV website I have to endure the interminable ads. At least ctv.ca is still working in Safari with adgaurd enabled. Global programs won't load until adguard in Safari is disabled.

Mozilla seems to be aware of the issue, but I would rather see solved as opposed to aware.
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Old May 6th, 2019, 12:13 PM   #2
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So it's pretty universal. FireFox says they forgot to renew a critical security certificate, and all FireFox extensions (not plug-ins) were given the boot.

At this point as yet unresolved, just tried to reload uBlockOrig with no success.

EDIT: I see that there is an update available that will supposedly address the issue. Will hang back a few days, just in case the cure makes things worse. Then will test it in the sandbox first.
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Old May 7th, 2019, 11:17 AM   #3
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So the 66.0.4 update did resolve the issue in the sandbox. Did not have to reinstall the Arkancided adblocker. Will update the laptop tomorrow.
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Old May 10th, 2019, 05:15 PM   #4
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Amazing that Mozilla forgot to renew the certificate. I was using Firefox when the cert. expiration struck. A warning popped up below the bookmark bar. Most of the extensions were disabled. Luckily the ad blocking extension uBlock Origin somehow wasn't disabled and remained working.

The next day Mozilla issued a hot fix extension. I followed the steps to allow Firefox to automatically install this extension. But the hot fix did not restore any of the disabled extension. Turned out that the hot fix was for the regular version of Firefox. I use the Extended Support Release (ESR) version 60.x. I ended up manually reinstalled all the disabled extensions and made custom settings in some of them.

What is annoying is that I lose all download history as a result of the event. All the site visit history is there, but not the download history.
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Old May 10th, 2019, 08:50 PM   #5
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look up AdGuard DNS install it on your firewall and problem solved
i hate extensions as they use processing power
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Old May 11th, 2019, 09:19 AM   #6
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Well the 65.0.5 version held on through the week and was promoted from the sandbox to the boot drive. uBlockorig came back fully armed with no further effort on my part.

Here's hoping whomever at Mozilla fell asleep at the switch took this as a permanent wake-up call.
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