SpywareBlaster and Firefox problem!

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by Lucymay, Jun 14, 2005.

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  1. Lucymay

    Lucymay Guest


    Although SpywareBlaster recognises my Firefox (version 1.0.4), it keeps disabling protection for it ...... protection for IE remains intact.
    I have checked out JC's 'knowlege base' and all I could find was a reference to the fact that if the profile 'registry.dat' file is large (1mb or more), this can cause problems. However, although not in the profile folder but in the Firefox folder, the 'registry.dat file is only 335 bytes ........ so presumably that is not the problem!
    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

  2. Lucymay

    Lucymay Guest

    Anyone any ideas please ........ thanks ........ or is that a no?

  3. snowboard

    snowboard Registered Member

    May 25, 2005
  4. Lucymay

    Lucymay Guest

    Thanks for your time snowboard but I had already looked at those possibilities as mentioned ...... and drawn a blank.
    SB recognises my Firefox ok, it just will not hold the protection settings.
    Any other thoughts please?

  5. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

    Apr 15, 2002
    Is it holding the cookie protection for some of the settings....or none at all ?
  6. Lucymay

    Lucymay Guest

    Hi Bubba

    It doesn't retain protection for any Firefox cookies ........ although IE protection remains in place?

  7. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

    Feb 10, 2002

    To help me figure out what may be causing this issue, could you please send the following file to bugreports@javacoolsoftware.com ?

    -Look for a folder similar to the following on your system:
    C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<random>.default

    -Under that folder you should see a "hostperm.1" file. Can you please send that to bugreports@javacoolsoftware.com? Thanks! :)

    Also, have you tried enabling SpywareBlaster with Firefox completely closed? And what version of Windows are you running?

    Best regards and thanks,

  8. Climenole

    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

    Jun 3, 2005
    Hi Lucymay :)

    Some extensions prevent Spyware Blaster to enable the protection for Firefox. This can be easily fixed that way :

    1- right click on the Firefox icon to access the contextual menu
    2- choose Properties
    3- in the the command line "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
    add the -p switch to access the profile manager in Firefox when you
    launch it.
    4- create a new profile and launch Firefox with this profile
    5- Launch Spyware Blaster and set the protection for Firefox
    6- close Firefox and launch it : choose your normal profile
    and remove the -p switch from the command line.

    It's done.

  9. Lucymay

    Lucymay Guest


    Early days but all seems to be working ok now.

    Javacool, I tried looking at the "hostperm.1" file in notepad and it was all 'gobbledegook', so assuming it had become seriously corrupted I removed it. Then I launched SB, enabled everything, closed SB, and rebooted. All the settings now seem to be holding and the 'hostperm.1' file is legible.

    Climenole, thanks for the information ....... I will keep it to hand should I need it at some point.

    Thanks one and all for your time and help.

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