24 June 2012

Mozilla browser has issues

If you've visited some blogs today, you may have gotten a yellow screen with 'Fraudulent Web Page Blocked'  You attempted to access: .........this web page is a known fraudulent web page etc.

This happened when I went to access at least two sites this morning; including my own; that concerned me!   My annual subscription with Norton was showing everything secured, so I felt reasonably confident there was nothing serious happening.

Contacted Norton and was told it was an already identified Mozilla issue at the moment.  Nothing to do with a virus at all.  That a 'spike' was overtaking Mozilla Firefox browser; we are reporting these issues.

I've no idea what a 'spike' is but I'm definately reassured all is fine with my own blog and am leaving this here in case others have encountered the same issues (if using Mozilla Firefox).

Now I'm interested do you have a preference for Internet Explorer, or Mozilla Firefox, as your browser?  Should I necessarily go back to Internet Explorer?  This is the first problem I've come across with Mozilla in the past two years I guess, since I changed over to it.

9 comments:

Joyful said...

Read this for an explanation
http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/2012/06/norton-safe-web-is-claiming-that-all.html

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Joyful said...

I prefer to use Mozilla Firefox browser over Internet Explorer. It will be interesting to see how many of your blog followers use Firefox :-) Thanks for dropping by!

cloudia charters said...

I really like Mozilla and keep it updated.

I also have Chrome too. I can have both open at once!

Firefox blocks cookies - my malware scans find none when I use firefox.

BUT Chrome (I love Google!) allows you to see the ads, and seems to allow cookies, that my mal/scan then removes.

IE (much as I love Bill Gates - seriously, a GREAT man and benefactor with his foundation) is the target for hackers because business and govt use a lot of MSoft....

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heyBJK said...

I can't say what the cause of the problem is, but I haven't used IE in several years. I don't like it, but that's my personal preference.

Google Chrome is my main browser now and I really like it. I also use FireFox and Safari. In my opinion, those three are all better than IE.

Dianne said...

Hi Carole ... I use IE on my desk computer but Safari on my iPad ... I know a lot of people use Firefox and prefer it over IE.

TexWisGirl said...

i use google chrome, now. seems to play well with blogger (since they're related).

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Hi Carole, I have been using Firefox for quite a few years and never had any problems until a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't do anything on my blog. I just kept getting error messages. So I went back to IE and found it so slow. I asked other bloggers what they used and they suggested Google Chrome and I have been using it and like it a lot. The issue that I had with Firefox is now fixed so I use it sometimes because all my bookmarks are on it.

Lyn S said...

Hi Carole, I used IE until about 6 months ago - it just had too many issues and was an easy target for hackers and viruses. I use Google Chrome now and have no issues with it.