Returnil and Firefox

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by twistedvincent, Apr 15, 2008.

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  1. twistedvincent

    twistedvincent Registered Member

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    A very disturbing thing has happened to me 3 times when using Returnil session lock.......
    It completely removes all my firefox settings/addons/themes etc.....
    anyone else experience this?
    If so is there a solution?
    I love Returnil,but this is prohibitative to say the least.:doubt:

    Vista ultimate,Kaspersky,Look-n-Stop,Comodo Bo-clean

    Thank You
     
  2. HURST

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    did you install those stuff before or after going to session lock?
     
  3. twistedvincent

    twistedvincent Registered Member

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    Yes I'm just listing my current security items.Firefox was installed before Returnil as well.
     
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    but addons and themes?
     
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    twistedvincent,

    Are you talking about addons, themes, bookmarks etc. that you added during the Session Lock? If so, they will be gone after a reboot along with any other changes you make to your system partition. The only way around this would be to save your Firefox data in an unprotected location. I think the new paid version with disk caching can be set up to keep changes also. I'm not 100% sure though.

    It's also wise to backup your Firefox profile every so often. I think I'm past due myself :).
     
  6. CJsDad

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    I've had missing bookmarks in the past but this was before using Returnil.
    However a couple of times after I reboot from a session lock Ad-Block Plus has been missing.
    I dont usually notice this until I go to a sports website that I'm a regular visitor of and all the ads starts showing up on the site, thats when I notice the little ABP icon in my web browser is missing.
     
  7. twistedvincent

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    What happens is I'll just turn on session lock if I have a few programs I want to install and try out.I'll install the applications,see if I like them,and reboot.I'm not adding anything to Firefox while under session lock because I know full well that they'll be gone on reboot.
     
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    Ok then, that is not good. I know I've read about Firefox profiles getting messed up from time to time without the use of Returnil. That's why I mentioned regular backups of the profiles.

    If it is Returnil causing your problems, I think Mike/ "Coldmoon" will have to help you. I hope he will be around sometime soon. You could also post which Returnil version your using as it may help.
     
  9. Coldmoon

    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

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    Hi,
    Can you describe the exact steps to reproduce this? Thanks

    Mike
     
  10. twistedvincent

    twistedvincent Registered Member

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    It's quite simple really......I right click on my Returnal tray icon,choose session lock so I can install and try a new program or something of the sort.Finish up and reboot.
    Next time I go to use Firefox it has basically returned to it's "original" state.No passwords,themes,a few of the couple add ons remain,but it's like I just installed Firefox all over again.


    Thanks for the response....

    Mark
     
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