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Google Safebrowsing for FF
How to disable it?

 1:36 pm on Sep 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

FF 3.6.10
Every page I visit is reported to Google through their safebrowsing extension. I don't see this extension on Tools>Add-ons>Extension list. How do I turn off/disable/delete this spyware?



 5:45 pm on Sep 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

Type about:config on the browser, type in the "filter" box


Set the switches that say enabled to fakse. And the .remotelookups to false. And you can setup the urls to be empty in the safebrowsing section.

Go to tools->options->addons
click plugins
disable the google update plugin if it's there.

Go to tools->options->security
Clear the block reported checkboxes

There is a network monitor also search for sysinternals, run it check what connections the browser does (check the 1e100.net packets). You may have to restart the browser and/or make sure you kill the process FF runs.


 6:31 pm on Sep 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thank you, enigma1. Everything cleared but .remotelookups. Can't find.


 6:45 pm on Sep 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

Ok after you restart ff, see if there are any connections to 1e100.net when you visit a site other than google.



 8:37 pm on Sep 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

Sysinternals is fine. I'm using MS Network Monitor 3.4 to monitor my connections.

No, there is no connection to 1e100.net unless I visit Google or another website that has Google Analytics code or may be some other service like AdWords or AdSense.

Just wandering, although Google's safebrowsing extension was active on FF, why wasn't it listed on Tools>Add-ons>Extension?


 9:05 pm on Sep 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

It is not an extension it's something built-in, I don't know at which version of FF exactly they started doing it, but I remember seeing those connections in the past and started searching to find out what you said originally.


 9:17 pm on Sep 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

The change from extension to built-in was part of version 2.0 I believe.

Here is a reference with further links: browser.safebrowsing.enabled [kb.mozillazine.org]
- this page refers to the entry you find when you place about:config in your FF address bar

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