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Re: Secure Web Browser

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  • jleach728@sbcglobal.net
    ... I never had the StumbleUponBar, but I keep removing the cookies for it. I looked and you find extensions under add ons. I suppose the cookies keep coming
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 29, 2013
      --- In linux@yahoogroups.com, "thad_floryan" <thad@...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In linux@yahoogroups.com, "larkguit" <larkguit@> wrote:
      > >
      > > It might be a good idea if somebody made a web browser that required a password to modify or install add-ons. I had the stumbleupon bar on Firefox, and tho I uninstalled it acts like it's still there.
      >
      > What version of Firefox running on what distro and version?
      >
      > This page doesn't provide much information:
      >
      > https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/stumbleupon/
      >
      > nor does this page:
      >
      > http://www.stumbleupon.com/downloads
      >
      > This page seems more useful:
      >
      > http://help.stumbleupon.com/customer/portal/articles/665208-firefox
      >
      > and the uninstall instructions are here:
      >
      > http://help.stumbleupon.com/customer/portal/articles/665208-firefox#article2
      >
      > What are the symptoms that suggest the stumbleupon addon has NOT
      > been removed (other than the stumbleupon bar being visible :-)
      >
      > For what it's worth, I just looked at the .mozilla folder in my
      > /home directory on one system and it's NOT clear where the addon
      > information is being stored. A google using this search:
      >
      > where are firefox add ons stored
      >
      > finds a lot of hits but most of the info is for Windows systems.
      >
      > Give the uninstall instructions (above URL) a try and see what
      > happens.
      >
      > Thad
      >

      I never had the StumbleUponBar, but I keep removing the cookies for it. I looked and you find extensions under add ons. I suppose the cookies keep coming back because some of my open tabs must need it on reboot, even under Chromium.

      Joan in Reno
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