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Firefox text blurs, Windows updates won't update, firefox restarts my pc.etc

Q: Firefox text blurs, Windows updates won't update, firefox restarts my pc.etc

I have been trying to find help from different compter help forums but it seems that I can not get any help with my problems. I was told to just reformat my pc. Which I may end up doing but want to make sure that is the last resort type thing. Since my warrenty for this pc has expired so I am not sure if I am able to receive any of the disks that I need for free or cheap. So I can reformat my pc.Anyways I want to list my problems here. I do not think this is a maleware issue as I have already been through all the clean ups. It seems that my pc is free of viruses and spyware. Though maybe something is hidden in my pc which I can not find.
Either way here is the main issues that is going on with my computer which I really would like help on. Let's begin with the windows update. I have 2 windows update that wants me to update I.E. to it's latest version. However, I am unable to do that for some reason. The error it gives me is it failed to update. I have tried uinstalling I.e. but it won't allow me to. I have tired reinstalling it but it won't allow me to. I have tried deleting it from the main directly but that did not work. I do not use I.e. but the fact that my pc has to restart to update this is getting a bit annoying. So I would like a way to fix this if possible. Once again I already tried uinstalling it, hiding i.e update, and reinstalling i.e. Nothing seems to work.
The second problem I have is with firefox. The text in firefox blurs out sometimes. I have no clue why but it may be with some plug ins that are stuck in firefox. I am unable to remove those as they have no removal next to the plug ins. I tried a clean install but reseting firefox and that does not help. I could use another browser but I prefer not to as this text was fixed before. I just do not remember how I did it. Another problem with firefox is that it occassonally restarts my pc out of no where. I think it has to do with flash or something. Since it seems whenever i go watch videos, slide shows, or any website that has flash on it. It restarts my whole pc. This only happens on firefox as I tried other browsers and it doesn't do that. 
My final problem which is the least of the issues going on. If this is unable to fix that's not biggy as I have nothing important with these folders. The problem is that my documents, videos, and music folders do not open. It gives me a error stating that the folders have been missing and are safe to be deleted.  Example: Musiclibrary-MS is no longer working. The library can be saftly deleted from the computer. The folders that are included will not be affected. How do i fix this if possible. 
Thank you all so much and looking forward to some help here. in worse case Ill just reformat my pc but I want that to be the very last solution.

Preferred Solution: Firefox text blurs, Windows updates won't update, firefox restarts my pc.etc

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A: Firefox text blurs, Windows updates won't update, firefox restarts my pc.etc

If it does come to reloading the system you can borrow a copy of Vista from friend, unfortunately MS does not supply any ISO's on Digital River.  One very important thing you must use the same version of Vista, also look over the computers box for Microsoft COA sticker with the serial number on it you must have that.  Get the info ahead of time, right my computer it will show your version. It is possible that you may not have to go through that if the machine has a recovery partition, you would need to look on the makers site.
Now all that being said I feel you do in fact have a bug and need some help from the guys up here!

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Hi everyone... i've inherited a friend's computer and it LOOKED 100% in working order, but i'm running across an infuriating problem. Every time i try to use windows update, i get a code 80072F8F error. It just can't connect. I had microsoft essential anti-virus installed, and every time i would try to update that, it coudln't connect. i can't even get the computer's clock to sync with the internet time server... it can't connect. but obviously, i have no problem getting on the internet and surfing websites... what gives?

A:code 80072F8F: windows update, firefox, anti-virus... nothing updates :(

This should work


good luck

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Hi everyone... i've inherited a friend's computer and it LOOKED 100% in working order, but i'm running across an infuriating problem. Every time i try to use windows update, i get a code 80072F8F error. It just can't connect. I had microsoft essential anti-virus installed, and every time i would try to update that, it coudln't connect. i can't even get the computer's clock to sync with the internet time server... it can't connect. but obviously, i have no problem getting on the internet and surfing websites... what gives?

A:code 80072F8F: windows update, firefox, anti-virus... nothing updates :(

This aricle indicates that this auto-fix will correct the 80072F8F error among other things
Fix broken desktop shortcuts and common system maintenance tasks

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Firefox 3.6.17 download (International locales).

Firefox 4.0.1 download (International locales).

Note: The Thunderbird emailer was also updated! See: Mozilla patches Firefox and Thunderbird.

-- Tom

A:Firefox security updates for Firefox 3.6.17 and Firefox 4.0.1 available

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This thread is currently "under construction", and will be edited for the remainder of today.   Please excuse any blank spaces or crossed-out "placeholders" for items expected to be announced.

Today is Microsoft Tuesday --- the SECOND Tuesday of the month --- on which Microsoft is expected to release its monthly cycle of Windows security updates.   Based on previous history, they should become available at 1 P.M. [USA - Eastern STANDARD Time]
Reminder that there is a new procedure:   Windows Update for consumer PCs will offer a [single] security monthly quality update (also known as the "monthly rollup") that will contain all new security fixes for a month... plus fixes from all previous monthly rollups.
A rollup is simply multiple patches rolled together into a single update. These rollups will replace individual patches . Each monthly rollup will supersede the previous month's rollup. The ultimate goal is for these monthly rollups to become fully cumulative, which will happen as the team adds patches released in the past, so users need only to install the latest single rollup.
For more information, see http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-issues-more-guidance-for-admins-ahead-of-first-monthly-windows-patch-rollups/
Please use Windows/Automatic Updates to determine which updates are applicable to your particular system.

A:Updates 12/13/16 - Windows Updates, Flash/AIR, CCleaner, Firefox, SAS

Adobe Flash has released version
In today's scheduled release, we've updated Flash Player and AIR with important bug fixes, security updates, and new features.
These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.  
Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2016-7892 exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks against users running Internet Explorer (32-bit) on Windows --- meaning today's patch is "urgent".
Direct downloads (no bundled junk) for Windows 7 and earlier :
Internet Explorer -  http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_24_active_x.exe
Plugin-based browsers (Firefox etc) - http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_24_plugin.exe
Uninstaller (if needed) : http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/support/uninstall_flash_player.exe 

.Documentation:  https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-39.html

Flash (ActiveX) for IE/Edge in Win8.1/10 will be updated to, via Microsoft Update:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-154 - Security Update for Adobe Fla... Read more

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Yo, I'm with windows 7 and Firefox. on some website the text is smashed together and barely legible. Is there any software or font update i need to fix this? Does it have something to do with my laptop? Or possibly Windows 7 or Firefox?

A:Windows 7/ Firefox Text Issues

Does the same occur in IE8?

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i'm not sure if this should be in the 'browsers' or 'customisation' part of forums, but anyway...

i have a hi-res monitor but poor eyes, so i've set a custom windows text-size of 125% to help me read on-screen text easier. so things like the start-menu text and icons get bigger etc.

however, it also seems to affect firefox's webpage rendering. other browsers (ie8 and chrome) respect the 125% for UI menus and whatnot, but don't affect the text within a webpage, this gets rendered according to the css. however, firefox seems to read the css fontsize, then adds a bit to it, not always 25%.

i'm designing a website, and it's annoying that all the text looks bigger in firefox.

how do i make firefox obey the css and ignore windows custom dpi settings for webpage content? i'm using 3.6.13 if it makes any difference.

i know i could just revert to normal 100% dpi, but i like the big UI text - i find it much easier to read, with less strain on the eyes after a long day's computing. i just want all my browsers to display the page text according to the css.

A:firefox and custom windows text size

Hello there, Mickey!

How about you just zoom in the text in Firefox with "CTRL +" that way you could only look the fonts to look bigger

Or you could try this in the attachment!

It's for Firefox to bypass the website fonts and stuff and to show them in the font you like, the size you like

Try that and report back, please

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I've tried all kinds of things to fix this and can't figure it out and haven't seen the issues anywhere else.

I have attached a screen grab of the error I am getting.

Basically their is a giant exclamation point inside a yellow shield. The Top Line of text says:


Then in smaller font underneath that: #actionCustominsta

Then under that in same font and size: #actionCustominsta

The box you usually hit to install updates is but there is no text in it. If I hit it the yellow shield becomes a red one with an X in it. I've tried running the FixIt Tool from Windows and it does nothing. It says it's fixed things but nothing happens.

Can anyone look at the attachment and give me a clue ?



Any thought

A:Windows Update has odd text and Won't show Updates

Hello Chris,

You might see if using OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to completely reset Windows Update may help.

Windows Update - Reset

Hope this helps,

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Now you don`t have to go through Internet Explorer to download Windows updates....have tried on three different computers and works well.....so if you were hanging on to IE just to get updates now there is NO need to! http://windowsupdate.62nds.com/

A:Windows updates through Firefox

By any chance, did you throw it up on a test box first to see exactly what it did (ie, doesn't open any backdoors, etc)?

By my twisted logic, part of the security issues with IE are the ActiveX components, and you need ActiveX to be able to download updates....so does the plug in just make it possible for Firefox to use ActiveX? Which then in turn makes it so ActiveX can be abused through Firefox...

Actually, I don't have a clue if it works that way at all... might be fun to look at though.

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HP Quad core machine with 4 Gbytes DDR 667 RAM, running 32-bit Win7 Professional.  GT9500 video card and a poor-quality power supply.
The primary problem is that when I run Windows Updates, and am presented with a choice to "automatically" download and install the presented updates "Important" and "Optional", if I simply press the "Install Updates" button, everything seems to work normally.  Some updates download and install, but apparantly some do not, because if I press either or the updates (Important, or Optional), Windows Updates freezes, Explorer.exe crashes, restarts, all the running programs appear just like they were before the restart and Windows Updates is closed.
This will repeat infinitely.  Every time I click either "Important" or "Optional", Explorer restarts.
I run every diagnostic I can think of.
Ran sfc /scannow and it seems to close normally indicating that the files are all legit, but I have not actually seen the log to confirm this.  I've run numerous rootkit detection utilities, Farbar, Hijack this, etc... Autoruns and cannot find any kind of entry point.  Ran Hitman Pro, Eset online scanner, Housecall online scanner and other than a few minor "PUP"s, no significant malware has been found.
This whole thing started when I tried to install Visual Studio Community Edition 2013 (the free one, found online), and it refused to install properly despite numerous repairs and reinstalls.  A standalone copy ... Read more

A:Windows Update Restarts Explorer on Manual Select Updates Only

Can I bump if I've fallen off page 1?

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Good evening to all.

Last year I decided to use Firefoxe and say goodbye to IE6, after disabling everything to do with IE6 I soon realized than I could not get Windows Updates nor could I access MSN Hotmail through MSN 7.5. I went on to search the web and found useless tips and registry fixes that did not worked and eventually gave up and enabled IE6 to correct the problems.

I since upgraded to Firefox 2.04, all ok, MSN 8.1 with the ?MSN Plus? extension, all ok there too, but today I found the courage to upgrade to IE7. Now I?m in trouble... When I try to open my hotmails through MSN, It does use Firefox, but does not bring the Hotmail logging page. But the cherry is that when I click on Windows update in the security center, it opens a blank page with IE7 and another page open with Firefox telling me that I should upgrade IE, go to the MS Download Center or better enable Automatic Updates.

I tried all these and others, the only fix so far that works, is to roll back to IE6. I think I should bow in shame and admit defeat before I do any more damage to my OS. I should have known better not to mess with Regedit and Internet settings? I would be really grateful if you could point me in the right direction in order to fix my mess.

Kind Regards


A:Windows Updates opens both Firefox 2.0.4 & IE7

Go to the Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs, then remove Firefox and Mozilla entries, then reboot, and reinstall Firefox

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Hi everyone, I am sure it's not only my problem, and someone already asked for soluton. ...

After Windows 7 runs its updates I can not load Firefox at all. What I do is - a) system restore to the day prior to Windows updates and if this doesn't help b) uninstall and reinstall FF.

I also wonder: could Norton360 cause the problem. What happened today was Windows enforced its updates, then FF was loading extremely slow, and then stopped loading. Then I ran Live Update on Norton. No luck. I just reinstalled Firefox a few minutes ago. Opens in seconds. Now, I am OK until the next W. updates.

What is the solution? Your recommendation? It drives me nuts when FF is dead. It's not just slow, it's totally dead. And by the Murphy's Law I have a lot to do on my PC.

Thanks, guys. Appreciate any tip, advice in advance.

A:Firefox does not open after Windows updates

Could be a long shot, but perhaps you can try disabling any Firefox add-ons you're using, before updating Windows, to try and narrow down which (if any) could be causing the problem.

Maybe even as you said, an incompatibility or other issue with Norton 360 and Firefox that rears its ugly heading during/after updating Windows.

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It's been over a week now. My Windows Updates don't want to install, and I just can't make a connection with firefox.I had posted this in the Malware thread section and was told to repost here with my HijackThis report.Here is the link of my original post, and the things that have been done so far. Nothing was found, but i'm sure there is something there.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1500983Let's hope this report can shed some light.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:42:26 PM, on 11/16/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exeC:\WIN... Read more

A:Firefox won't run and Windows Updates won't install.

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No inp... Read more

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I am using a Toshiba laptop (bought it for Christmas 2008), with Windows Vista Service Pack 2. Living in dorm at Ohio State, first noticed problem trying to connect through university wireless. Problem also occurs at home, on linksys.
I got back to OSU on Sunday from Spring Break, and I couldn't connect to the internet. I use Firefox, never had any problems, but it wouldn't connect. My laptop would connect to the network, but the internet wouldn't connect. I took it to the IT folks here, and they did a system restore to a few days back and then used Internet Explorer to bring up the internet. The internet finally connected, unlike before, and everything was fine and dandy. Problem solved....

Until i got back to my dorm and i tried to use Firefox again and it still wouldn't work. The internet would connect through IE, but the Firefox browser wouldn't connect. (I get the error message below) I successfully downloaded Opera but it gave me the same message as Firefox. I tried to download Chrome, and my computer wouldn't even let me start the download. So.....I've been stuck using boring ole Internet Explorer.

[Unable to connect. Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at yahoo.com
* The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
* If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
* If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make... Read more

A:Firefox Won't Work - Linked to IE8 and Windows Updates

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Just installed Firefox a week ago and today cannot install Windows Updates for security fixes. Assume there is a conflict having IE and Firefox. Any ideas?
thanks, J

A:Windows Updates failed after installing Firefox 1

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Need some assistance here. Every time I try to do an update for Firefox plugins, ext, Java,
Adobe updates, they work to a point. In other words, I get to the dialog box, asking me
to Run, or cancel.

But when I click Run, nothing happens. This occurs whether the update is for Java, Adobe,

Do I have a virus, Malware, or is there something I need to update in my virus protection,
or Firewall.


A:Updates in Windows 7 (Firefox, Adobe, Java, etc)

same problem trying to install adobe reader?

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I just updated to Firefox and now it won't start.

I get the error (same error trying 'safe mode'):

The Procedure entry point PR_EetDirectorySeparator could not be located in the dynamic link library nspr4.dll

I know that means it's missing the DLL, if I just locate and download the DLL, where should I put it, and is anyone else having this problem?


A:Firefox update killed Firefox

If you did the update, and not a "clean" install, then I would suggest uninstalling, download the full install, and try installing again.

The nspr4.dll file is located here: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox

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CCleaner v5.14.5493 (26 Jan 2016)
- New Browser Plugins section for browser start up management. - Improved Google Chrome and Opera session cleaning. - Improved Disk Analyzer file scanning process. - Improved TeamViewer and PDF Creator cleaning. - Updated exception handling and reporting architecture. - Updated various translations. - Minor GUI improvements. - Minor bug fixes.
Either be careful to UNcheck any pre-checked offers for bundled programs/toolbars (unless you really want them)... or else, wait a few days until the SLIM build is released.

A:Updates 1/26/16 - CCleaner, Firefox, PaleMoon, .NET Framework 4.6.1 for Windows 7 SP1

Firefox Version 44.0 (January 26, 2016)


Improved warning pages for certificate errors and untrusted connections
Enable H.264 if system decoder is available
Enable WebM/VP9 video support on systems that don't support MP4/H.264
In the animation-inspector timeline, lightning bolt icon next to animations running on the compositor thread
Support the brotli compression format via HTTPS content-encoding
Screenshot commands allow user choice of pixel ratio in Developer Tools

Windows XP and Vista screensaver doesn't disable when watching videos (Bug 1193610)
Various security fixes

To support unicode-range descriptor for webfonts, font matching under Linux now uses the same font matching code as other platforms
Use a SHA-256 signing certificate for Windows builds, to meet new signing requirements
Firefox has removed support for the RC4 decipher
Firefox will no longer trust the Equifax Secure Certificate Authority 1024-bit root certificate or the UTN - DATACorp SGC to validate secure website certificates
Stricter validation of web fonts
On-screen keyboard support temporarily turned off for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Available via the internal updater:   HELP / About Firefox

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Updates for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (28/04/11)

Mozilla Firefox (or Google Chrome) will not open after this update - all you see is a continuous blank white screen with 'connecting' at top and 'Looking up www.google.ie' at the bottom from Firefox

Can only get internet access through Internet Explorer (64-bit).
When you set a system restore back before these updates were added Firefox works perfectly

A:Have recent Windows Updates blocked Mozilla Firefox?

Internet Explorer (64-bit) is now the only web browser that works and it cannot be the default web browser i.e. you can't open a link from an e-mail etc.

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Hi all,

I experienced a couple of Firefox freezes (seems to be somehow fixed now), the blocking of microsoft.com and other pages (kaspersky.com, ...), as well as a blocking of windows update and some other anti-virus software updates.

As the most specific (and totally harmless) feature I have the starting page of IExplore and Firefox being reset to "deutsche-bank.de" by the malware. (The problems started while being in Germany).

I installed and ran a large number of anti-virus programs and tools, but did not find much except minor cookie and tracking issues. Some of the tools were able to update to the last definition packages, some weren't.

Please find the log below.

Any input is appreciated.

Thank you!

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457
Run by bm at 14:37:52 on 2013-01-27
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.49.1033.18.7889.5205 [GMT 1:00]
AV: Kaspersky Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {C3113FBF-4BCB-4461-D78D-6EDFEC9593E5}
AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
AV: Lavasoft Ad-Aware *Disabled/Outdated* {E0D97DD4-42BA-B3F2-A5A7-22E9ACE81FC7}
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {B140BF4E-23BB-4198-90AB-A51A4C60A69C}
AV: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
AV: Avira Desktop *Enabled/Outdated* {F67B4DE5-C0B4-6C3F-0EFF-6C83BD5D0C2C}
SP: Avira Desktop *Enabled/Outdated* {4D1AAC01-E68E-63... Read more

A:firefox down, windows (and other) updates blocked, deutsch-bank.de starting page

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top o... Read more

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Hi. My computer is running Windows XP, I use AVG (free), just upgraded to v9 on 10/26/09. I also use Ad-Aware. Around Oct 25 I started seeing pop-up ads while browsing in Firefox. I ran AVG, full scan, and it detected some malware -- Vundo.IG and SHeur2.BODT. However, it didn't seem to clean it completely.

I downloaded the AVG upgrade, re-ran full scan, updated my Ad-Aware, ran that as well. AVG detects Vundo, but then it requires me to reboot the computer, and AVG just detects it again and starts the cycle over.

I get an error now whenever I restart the computer. (Windows can't find logon.exe). Also, there is an error titled RUNDLL. Message states: Error loading c:\windows\system32\vafiyene.dll. The specified module could not be found. OK.

Now when I try to open FireFox it either won't open, or else it closes out and then Internet Explorer launches with ads.

I also tried to download and run the Windows spyware removal tool, but my automatic windows updates setting keeps reverting to disabled, so i can't run that.

I share my computer with my daughter, and the only thing she could think of is that she had just downloaded the latest iTunes and Quicktime update. Can't think of anything else unusual just prior to infection.

I appreciate any ideas you can offer for cleaning this mess off of my PC. Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Vundo and SHeur2 detected; firefox and windows auto updates disabled

Please download and run Process Explorerhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspxRun it and find vafiyene.dll. Right-click on it and select Kill ProcessWe Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Direct Download (Recommended)Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorZip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorExtract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.Once the scan completes, push the button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.----------------------------------Please note: If Rootrepeal fails to run, try this step: Click Settings - Options. Set the Disk Access slider to HighAlso try: right-click on rootrepeal.exe and rename it to tatertot.scr

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- Windows Security cannot download updates, and I cannot turn it back on.
- Firefox opens popups to various sites.

The Virii seem to be in my System Volume Information which Nod32 either does not scan, or cannot detect.

Active Scan Log

ANALYSIS: 2008-10-11 20:43:13
Description Version Active Updated
ESET NOD32 antivirus system 2.70 2.70 No No
Id Description Type Active Severity Disinfectable Disinfected Location
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A:Can't update Windows + Pop-Ups in Firefox

You can Close this Topic. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware was able to find the virus (Virtumonde.NCD) and delete it. Everything is running smoothly now.

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Is it possible that I cannot perform a windows update from Firefox? I tried to go to MS site to get the updates and it tells me I must be running Explorer. Can that be?? And if so, what scoundrels.

A:can't update windows from Firefox

firefox doesnt have the necessary components. what do you think makes firefox safe? this is the price firefox pay. :D same reason doesnt allow firefox do most of the online scans. active x ...............

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FireFox.. Is the best as we all know. But i was just wondering if Windows Update filled an security holes or if the FireFox updater did that.

A:FireFox--Does Windows Update do anything for it?

Any updates via Firefox is solely for the Firefox browser. Windows is a Microsoft product and only updates that program. The developers at Firefox continue to update any security breaches and are usually released as updates. I always check the dates of the ver 1.0 release and install the most up to date.

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Suddenly, if I try to manually download a Windows update, the Firefox download dialogue will not open and download the update.  I am using this one as an example:
These downloads always worked before with Firefox.
The above download works fine with Safari.
I have tried uninstalling Firefox completely, and reinstalling, and it still will not download.
Is there a way to make it work again?

A:Firefox/Windows update

I get the same result...it downloads with IE8 but is a no-go with Firefox.

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Good Day All

I have Windows 8 Pro, Firefox 23.0.1.

Firefox frequently cannot connect to some websites, also some sites Flash videos will not work. I have tried disabling Hardware Acceleration and Launching FF in Safe mode and Launched IE10.0.1 to test but the issue persists, so I think it may be W8 and not the browsers.

In Firefox the Error I receive is:

"Unable to connect"
"Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.gecrbcredit.com."

In IE10 the Error I receive is:

"This page can't be displayed"

GEMONEY is obviously one of the sites that has not worked since I started using W8 about 2 weeks ago.

I had thought it was due to the Security of HTTPS but other sites using HTTPS do not have the same issue.

I also tried to connect via IP address with this result:

Pinging GEMONEY [] with 32 bytes of data:
General failure.
General failure.
General failure.
General failure.

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
Any Input is appreciated, thank you!

A:Windows 8 Pro, Firefox 23.0.1: Firefox can't establish a connection to the server

Clear the internet cache. How to clear the Firefox cache | Firefox Help
You can also add this site as an exception:
1. Go to Tools > Options and select the Privacy tab.
2. Click Cookies and then click the Exceptions button.
3. Type in the URL you wish to allow, and click the Allow button.

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I'm hoping someone can help me diagnose and fix this problem. Everything else on the computer seems to work ok, but when I do a google search on Firefox and click a link from there, it redirects me to somewhere else, and the response slows down drastically. This doesn't seem to happen on Google Chrome.Below is the result of running HijackThis. I'd greatly appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 10:23:56 AM, on 10/8/2010Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Classic Shell\ClassicStartMenu.exeC:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player\hqtray.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exeC:\Users\Sridhar\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exeC:\tools\emacs-21.3\bin\emacs.exeC:\Windows\system32\conhost.exeC:\cygwin\bin&#... Read more

A:Firefox Google searches hijacked (windows 7, Firefox 3.6.10)

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The ap... Read more

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I just did my MS updates night before last, and IE7 was one of the updates. The odd thing is that now when I click on Windows Update in the control panel, Firefox opens instead of IE, and I don't know why. Firefox has been my default browser for quite some time, but I did not have this issue before I updated to IE7. Any ideas of how to fix this? I really don't want to use the Firefox IE extension.

Orange Blossom

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Hello, this forum has always been of major assistance in helping me with various computer issues, and was wondering if someone here could again be of assistance. I was torn between posting this here on in the Windows XP help section, but from what I gathered it may potentially be an attack on my computer and I decided not to take the chance.

Today, I discovered some odd temporary files created within C:\Documents and Settings\(My Name)\Local Settings\temp that I had no idea where they came from. All were 0kb, and here are the date and time they were created.

9g02FD.tmp - Today, April 21, 2010, 2:09:08 PM
09i2FF.tmp - Today, April 21, 2010, 2:09:27 PM
59h283.tmp - Today, April 21, 2010, 12:51:24 PM
83x310.tmp - Today, April 21, 2010, 2:11:32 PM
gtg285.tmp - Today, April 21, 2010, 12:52:36 PM
k46287.tmp - Today, April 21, 2010, 12:53:03 PM
quh261.tmp - Today, April 21, 2010, 12:47:06 PM
vjr272.tmp - Today, April 21, 2010, 12:49:43 PM

I decided that no good could come from whatever they might have been, and used Spybot's file shredder to promptly remove them.

From there I went to my prefetch folder and had a look at the files modified today to see if I could trace the files back to one program. The only program running near the times was wuauclt.exe (The windows updater) running at 2:05 PM. Searching all files modified on that date, I found files in the Software Distribution folder (edb.chk and such) modified at about 2:09 to 2:10 and it seemed to fit... Read more

A:Windows Update Modified Firefox?

I would do a scan with the following: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php and http://www.superantispyware.com and post the results. You are probably infected.

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I wish this is possible If someone knows a way how to enter Windows Update while using Firefox, please tell me.

- I don't like to use IE anymore -

A:Solved: Is it possible to use Firefox in Windows Update?

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I've run mal-warebytes, spybot search and destroy, and the eset online scanner, and the problem is still there. I think the most telling thing is that i can't get to windows update, but i'm not sure. google searches are redirected, particularlily when searching for virus help (go figure).here are my dds.txt and gmer text files. Thanks in advance for your help!-Erik

A:pop ups, can't get to windows update, ie and firefox get redirected

Hi spineblaZe, and welcome to Bleeping Computer.Do you still need help??.. Tell me what problem remains... Post the fresh DDS logfile...

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My PC is currently running Windows 2000 (yes, it's ghetto, but it's been stable for me). Not too long ago, someone suggested to me to update it to SP4. Since then, I have not done any further updates.

Yesterday evening, for some reason, I decided to see what kind of stuff I needed to update. I did the whole Windows Update thing from the windows menu. I found that I had 77 updates for Windows 2000. I d/led and installed them all and restarted the computer. Now, my Internet and Firefox don't seem to work properly. What I mean is that I'm getting "The page cannot be displayed" page on IE or "Address Not Found" page on Firefox when I try to load websites, such as Facebook or Yahoo, etc.. Only when I hit refresh button about half a dozen times, will I actually get to the website. This has also affected my booting of MSN, as I would get some error msg with that too.

I've restarted the computer couple times already with no improvement. I've checked my Internet connection already as well. There are no problems with that whatsoever (b/c my brother's computer on the same connection is working properly). Someone suggested to me on the Windows 2000 forum to use the "PageCannotBeDisplayed" program, but I'm hesitant to use some external program, as some reviews say it's not helpful. I would like to stress that prior to the Windows 2000 Update, I had no problems with IE or Firefox. Is there a way to reverse the upd... Read more

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Hello all! I used the preparation guide that was assembled on this site. I got to the GMER part and got a blue screen crash so i can't post the results of that. Otherwise, my problem is this. I've been getting a lot of redirects when I do a Google search or any search for that matter. Also, my Windows update has quit working with the following error message: 80072efeHere are my DDS logs. Thanks in advance!DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by John at 16:11:06.88 on Fri 07/09/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1353 [GMT -4:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceN... Read more

A:DDS log: Firefox redirecting / windows update not working

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I can not enable automatic updates and I constantly get the windows security alerts balloon on my system tray. I'm also experiencing a lot of popups on firefox even when I'm not browsing.

I've included the DDS.txt and also attached attach.zip.

Any help would be appreciated.


DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Paul at 19:02:43.87 on Mon 12/22/2008
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.309 [GMT -8:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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A:disabled windows update and firefox popups

Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running combofix:


* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

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Since last weekend, my windows updates have not been able to install. They seem to download correctly, but all of them fail on install. Another thing is that I haven't been able to connect through firefox. IE is still working correclty.

Talking to my cousin who uses this site regularly, he thinks it might be the vundoo worm.

I run malware bytes multiple times and nothing was found.
I run Zone Alarms antivirus usually and have Avast running behind it.

I already have HiJackThis installed, so i'm ready to send you what you need.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

My OS is Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600).

Let me know if there are any other questions i can answer.


A:Windows Update won't install and Firefox won't connect.

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.I run Zone Alarms antivirus usually and have Avast running behind it.I do not recommend that you have more than one anti virus product installed and running on your computer at a time. The reason for this is that if both products have their automatic (Real-Time) protection switched on, then those products which do not encrypt the virus strings within them can cause other anti virus products to cause "false alarms". It can also lead to a clash as both products fight for access to files which are opened again this is the resident/automatic protection. In general terms, the two programs may conflict and cause:1) False Alarms: When the anti virus software tells you that your PC has a virus when it actually doesn't.2) System Performance Problems: Your system may lock up due to both products attempting to access the same file at the same time.Further, when the two programs are fighting to scan the same file, other bad files may jump aboard during that time. In other words, having more than one AV product on board can increase your risk of infection.Please uninstall one of the two antivirus programs.Did you experience any redirections or pop-ups before Firefox failed to connect? Are you experiencing other issues with your computer?Orange Blossom

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hey guys, i was just wondering if this is possible or not? i've been backing up my Windows Firefox folder and this works great. however, i was just wondering if i dragged the same folder over to a Mac. i just want to bring over all my bookmarks, settings and extensions.


A:FIREFOX: Bringing over Windows Firefox folder over to a Mac?

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Look at this pic why is my text bolded and some isn't i never messed with any of the text settings http://mars.walagata.com/w/forty/firefox.jpg

A:What happen to my firefox text

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No exactly sure where this would go, but only when i use firefox- my text becomes seethrough. Lol it is kinda like writing on an echa sketch.

here is what i mean.

actually i just noticed on my photobucket account that the black background has become seethrough as well, i can see my desktop.

I was messing with the DIY last night with making FF 'truely aero' but i didn't really get into it, i just installed one program and didn't use it. Also it just started happening today.

i tried unistall/reinstall but nothing, i also tried to install a theme but that didn't work either.

Thanks, i really don't want to switch browsers.

A:Seethrough text in Firefox

Id reinstall those addons again (was it glasser and stylish) and if stylish has entries ticked, untick them.

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Hi, I have the latest version of Firefox, and the text at certain areas is extremely discolored(purplish green). I have already disabled Hardware acceleration, and have Cleartype turned on. Text in other areas looks perfectly fine.

EDIT: Ok, I went through Cleartype and examined the texts closer, now everything seems to be clear on the backgrounds. Question though, how do I make sure Cleartype doesn't revert back to other settings?

A:Blurry Text in Firefox

It shouldn't. Once it's set, it should stick until you do something to change it.

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On some websites some pieces of text look messed up.

It's not only this website, it's other ones too.

I'm using Firefox 3 on Vista SP1 Ultimate. It looks completely fine in other browsers, like Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera.

Any advice?

A:Firefox text issue.

Its more of a guess, but perhaps some sites need add-ons or language packs to run, maybe the browser does not understand the text.

Check this site to see if any language add-ons can help.


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When I access my Hotmail account using Firefox and I want to reply to an incoming email, and I click to enable the color and graphics extension sometimes I have no problem. Other times, either the email to which I am replying disappears or the html coding appears in it; the coding appears only in the email to which I am replying and not in the text I myself type as my reply. The color and graphics extension works fine when I am just composing an email and not replying to one.

I don't have this problem if I access Hotmail using IE6 and use Rich Text.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what is wrong and as to how I might correct the situation? Thanks, grandpaw7

A:Firefox And Rich Text

This may sound a little anti M$ but I have always found that Hotmail hated non microsoft browsers. Even their new Windows LiveMail beta looses a lot of it's functionality in firefox (one more reason to justify my move to Gmail)

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How do you keep the text size larger...once you increase it from 'view'? Everytime I shut down it goes back to regular size.
In IE it will stay on the bigger size text.

A:Text size in Firefox

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Hi all

Just done a fresh install of Windows 8.1 on my Laptop and all is good, thanks to the good people here for supplying links on how to do that.
I noticed something strange in Firefox Version 24, the text is sometimes weird looking, doesn't happen in Internet Explorer or on my PC that has Windows 8.1 update installed through the store. Firefox works fine on that. Has anybody seen this, attached is a screenshot, as you can see the line "Shatter ask social" bit looks weird.

Thanks in advance

A:Weird Text in Firefox

You mean the Blue text?

What version of FireFox is this, the Desktop Program or the Tile version, if there is one?

This bad text rendering was a huge issue in IE 10 and 11, and on Tile Browsers.

Have you run your Cleartype tool, try that and also "Calibrate Color" in the Control Panel/Displays area. It looks like your Blue component it too strong, if you run the colour calibration you can back that off a little bit.

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I am using Firefox for my browser and I really like it. Is there any way to increase the default size of the text when a new window opens? I would like all web pages or tabs I open to be increased in size by 1 increment. Its a pain to manually do it. Thanks!

A:Firefox Text Size

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The only thing preventing me from using Chrome is the text. I've tried fiddling with the font sizes and cleartype, is there any way to make the text look like Firefox, on Chrome Stable, Beta and Dev it looks weird and hard to read.

A:Firefox vs Chrome text

Sorry, but that's the way WebKit renders fonts. I don't think there is anyway around it unless maybe something like GDIPP, or MacType. mactype - Ultimate font Rasterizer for Windows - Google Project Hosting

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Now on this member login page, the text is always too wide, scrolls off the width...but on other pages, no problem... A few days ago, I made this page text bigger (View, Text Size, +Increase) and it worked fine... Now I can't figure out what went wrong on this page. Either I shrink the text too small or I have to scroll sideways to read it, what a pain. I just don't know did I touch a "column width" type setting by accident for this page? I cleared history and cache to no avail. I think it is a setting somewhere. I loaded the same page up through IE and I could see it fine, and resize text fine. It's only acting up on this one page of the website, and through FireFox. Huh? Help. To me, this is pretty tricky...


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