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Saw a comment on another site, looked up and sure enough my AdBlock is gone. Try to reload from the www.adblock.com site, and Firefox declares that the download is corrupt.

I'm running FF 59.2.0 on top of XP-Pro. Thought FF wasn't even updating that revision.

NoScript still working.

Anybody know anything?
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Old 05-04-2019, 04:01 PM
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I use chrome and adblock.

I ditched Firefox a while back.
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Saw a comment on another site, looked up and sure enough my AdBlock is gone. Try to reload from the www.adblock.com site, and Firefox declares that the download is corrupt.

I'm running FF 59.2.0 on top of XP-Pro. Thought FF wasn't even updating that revision.

NoScript still working.

Anybody know anything?

Is the the most current FF you can run with your present OS?


If so, maybe you could use an earlier version of FF that doesn't have that restriction.
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I also ditched Firefox and went to Brave though I don't recommend it. I can't use chrome since google owns/developed it. If you use no script and ghostery on FF, I would think you would be ok.
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Found out the same today, and can't reinstall it!

I ditched Chrome awhile ago. Owned by google and they spy a lot more than Mozilla.

Looks like I'll be back to the ol modified hosts file... http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

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@Sarco2000 Have you tried AdBlock plus?
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir.../adblock-plus/
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@Sarco2000 Have you tried AdBlock plus?
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir.../adblock-plus/
Just tried that, also blocked
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Firefox no longer supports Win XP
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Just tried that, also blocked
It's a bug
https://adblockplus.org/blog/firefox...g-adblock-plus

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Since late Friday night, an expired certificate caused all add-ons on Firefox to be disabled.
With Adblock Plus being one of the favorite add-ons for users world-wide, this hits us hard. But we have absolute confidence in the open source community behind Firefox to get this fixed as soon as possible!
There is nothing you can or need to do, other than wait for Firefox to update, which will most likely happen automatically.

So in the meantime, stay strong when faced with a pop-up, a screaming flash-ad or an annoying banner while you browse the web.
We will soon be able to block all that for you again!

For technical details on the issue, check Mozillas Bug Report.
You can also follow Firefox on Twitter to stay updated.

Update (May 4th, 10pm CEST): At about 4:15 CEST Firefox started to deploy an update that fixed the issue with the expired certificate, so by now all your add-ons should function again.
If you still have issues with Adblock Plus on Firefox, post a comment or reach out to us on Twitter.
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Firefox no longer supports Win XP
That is why he uses an older version of FF
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Update (May 4th, 10pm CEST): At about 4:15 CEST Firefox started to deploy an update that fixed the issue with the expired certificate, so by now all your add-ons should function again.
If you still have issues with Adblock Plus on Firefox, post a comment or reach out to us on Twitter.
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Thanks all!

I really Really REALLY don't want to learn another O/S at this stage of my life. Tried Linux about 2 years ago and had a week-long mess. Thankfully I did this all on a spare HD, so recovered by just plugging the old drive back in. Chrome et.al. ? Not on my dying day will I use a Guugle product. Anyway I'd probably have to by new hardware to support any of the new O/S.

I know FF stopped supporting XP with updates, which makes me wonder how a bug in FF could hit me. Unless my current versions of one or the other are loading remote content when they boot.

Soldiering on with NoScript. If AdBlock doesn't come back, I'll reload Ghostery.

I never lost NoScript, so whatever it was didn't disable ALL the add-ins.
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Good Read and advice
https://www.privacytools.io/browsers/#browser
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Thanks all!

I really Really REALLY don't want to learn another O/S at this stage of my life. Tried Linux about 2 years ago and had a week-long mess. Thankfully I did this all on a spare HD, so recovered by just plugging the old drive back in. Chrome et.al. ? Not on my dying day will I use a Guugle product. Anyway I'd probably have to by new hardware to support any of the new O/S.

I know FF stopped supporting XP with updates, which makes me wonder how a bug in FF could hit me. Unless my current versions of one or the other are loading remote content when they boot.

Soldiering on with NoScript. If AdBlock doesn't come back, I'll reload Ghostery.

I never lost NoScript, so whatever it was didn't disable ALL the add-ins.
Sounds like if you try to install it again, it might work now.
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I did the update yesterday & noticed my "theme" above the address bar was dark & couldn't make out any of the icons. That's when I noticed the ad-blocker stuff disabled. Then I tried using my old theme, won't accept it. Tried using about a dozen different ones & won't accept any, so I set it to plain gray.

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Old 05-04-2019, 08:23 PM
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21:15 hours on Saturday nite - still no. Can't get Ghostery to recognize my browser, either.

Oh, well. Will just minimize clicks on ad-heavy sites. They're mostly offensively leftist news sites anyway.

It'll be a novelty to actually see pop-ups for a while. I've been pretty much ad-free since forever.
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Same here. For the for now I'm using Pale Moon which is a fork of FireFox. Works pretty well.

Still prefer firefox, but until they fix the problem I'll use Pale Moon.
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Got a link for Pale Moon?
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Could use Safari, or Opera, Chromium (Open source Google), or QT Web. Sea Monkey might still be around...
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