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How-to: Remove Text-Enhance adware

Text Enhance is one of those pesky adware browser hijackers that takes over pages in your web browser and overlays ads based on keywords in the page text. Underlined keywords are hyperlinked to pop-up boxes containing coupons in ads clearly identified as Text Enhance. A relatively benign and easily removed example of adware, it is … Continue reading

How-to: Change your Firefox Update Channel

Firefox on the work desktop was not playing nice; realising it looked funny, I did a version check and discovered it was stuck on 24.0 ESR. Normally Firefox updates automatically. To kick off the update process, go to Tools, About and the version checker usually appears below the version number. As Mozilla has a number … Continue reading

How-to: Adjust Browser Security for Mixed Content and Frames

Adjusting your web-browser security settings If at any stage browsing the web you are presented with a blank page, you may need to refresh your  browser’s cache by pressing the Control and F5 keys. Failing that, different web browser software may require additional steps to adjust the security settings. Please consider carefully your need to … Continue reading

How-to: View and clear SSL Certificate Exceptions on Firefox

Firefox is pretty good on security, such that when a site presents an SSL certificte that doesn’t cross-match to the owner of a number of other properties, it throws a message: This Connection is Untrusted: You have asked Firefox to connect securely to http://www.somessl.com, but we can’t confirm that your connection is secure. Normally, when … Continue reading

How-To: Remove Rvzr-A.Akamaihd Pop-Up Virus

A colleague just got hit by another one of these insidious little blighters. We know how it got in – Internet Explorer 11 – but not the source. I suspect my colleague clicked on a close or cancel button in a pop-up which actually ran some malicious code. We know what and when it was … Continue reading

Review: Lightbeam Addon for Mozilla Firefox

Lightbeam: see who’s tracking you online “Lightbeam is a Firefox add-on that uses interactive visualizations to show you the first and third party sites you interact with on the Web. As you browse, Lightbeam reveals the full depth of the Web today, including parts that are not transparent to the average user.” Mozilla’s free Lightbeam … Continue reading

How-to: Fix Untrusted Connections in Firefox

With so much of our daily lives now conducted via the internet, from paying bills to accessing medical services, online banking and shopping, if you can’t trust your browser to take you to the right site, what do you do? And what do you do when it is the right site but the browser thinks otherwise? … Continue reading

How-to: Get Privacy in Firefox

Private Browsing – Browse the web without saving information about the sites you visit As you browse the web, Firefox remembers lots of information for you: sites you’ve visited, files you’ve downloaded, and more. There may be times, however, when you don’t want other users on your computer to see this information, such as when … Continue reading

Review: Firefox Download Manager

Since early April, the Firefox web-browser comes with a new Download Manager; with the indicator and progress icon now embedded in the Firefox toolbar, you get an aggregate view of what’s currently downloading and how long is the remaining time to completion. Click on the icon and you get a Show all downloads button. Hit … Continue reading

How-to: Use Firefox Password Manager

The Firefox web browser includes a password manager that allows you to save passwords for sites you use frequently. Enter a password into a web page and you should get a message asking you if you want Firefox to remember the password. This  “Remember passwords for site” prompt for the password manager is enabled in … Continue reading

How-to: Delete Autocomplete Entries in Firefox

Firefox does an excellent job of storing the contents of data entry fields on web pages and the Location Bar and the Search Bar. Autocomplete drop down lists that appear so that it can prompt you with suggestions the next time you want, say, an address line, telephone number, post code or other common entries. … Continue reading

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