Category: Firefox

New Firefox Trojan Spotted

By | October 11, 2010 | 3 Comments

New Firefox Trojan Spotted

It looks like a new Firefox Trojan is in the wild and none of the antivirus programs can fix the issue.

According to webroot post, Trojan modifies nsLoginManagerPrompter.js file so Firefox would no longer ask, whether user would like to save entered password or not, and does that anyway.

After logins are stored, Trojan keeps sending stolen information to its author, Salar “Salixem” Zeynali in a rate of once per minute.

Yes, you read it right, Trojan author takes all the credit and can even be found on a Facebook site.
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Firefox 4 Mobile Beta for Android and Maemo

By | October 8, 2010 | 31 Comments

Today is a good day for Android users; as yet another browser competitor enters the ring.

This time it’s Firefox 4, built on the very same technology platform as desktop web browser; however, with optimizations for mobile phones in mind.

Maemo users have also received a Firefox 4 Beta build to play with.
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Firefox 4 Includes Bing Search

By | October 7, 2010 | 2 Comments

Firefox 4 Includes Bing SearchRecently, Mozilla has announced its plans to include Bing as additional search engine for Firefox 4 (US version) web browser.

“Bing itself offers a user experience that we think users will find valuable, and with its significant rise in popularity over the last year, we will also be including Bing as a general search option for English language users,” company officials said.

Just like in other search deals, Mozilla will share revenue from Bing searches as generated by Firefox users.

However, Google still remains the number one search engine and therefore, it’s set as default one

Internet Explorer Web Browser Jokes

By | October 7, 2010 | 2 Comments

Internet Explorer Web Browser Jokes
Remember good old IE6 days? Well, let’s take a look at some of the IE definitions, as from UrbanDictionary.

What is Internet Explorer?

Internet Explorer

One of the most amazing tools for downloading Firefox.
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Yes, But Can Google Chrome Or Firefox Do THIS?

By | October 6, 2010 | 55 Comments

Yes, But Can Google Chrome or Firefox do This?

Via Reddit.

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 4th

By | October 4, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 4th

FavBrowser.com

IE9 Beta: 6 Million Downloads in Two Weeks
Following 2 million downloads milestone on September 21st, Microsoft has…

Mozilla: No Firefox Browser for the iPhone
If you’ve been expecting to see Firefox for the iPhone anytime soon, then…
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September, 2010 – Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera Share Up; Internet Explorer – Down

By | October 4, 2010 | 9 Comments

September, 2010 - Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera Share Up; Internet Explorer - Down

October, commonly associated with autumn. Was it any good for web browsers? What about IE9? Let’s find out!

Internet Explorer 9 release made no significant difference, as IE market share fell from 60.40% to 59.65% (0.75 point decrease).
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FavBackup 2.0.2 Released

By | October 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Here is a minor update that should fix Chrome 6 and Opera 10.60 compatibility issues:

Changelog
- Backups Google Chrome Login Data
- Backups Opera Typed Links Data

Download.

Android Browsers: Skyfire vs. Dolphin HD vs. Opera Mini vs. Mozilla Fennec

By | September 30, 2010 | 13 Comments

Android Browsers: Skyfire vs. Dolphin HD vs. Opera Mini vs. Mozilla Fennec

Guys at PCWorld benchmarked Skyfire 2.0, Dolphin HD, Opera Mini, Mozilla Fennec, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 stock mobile web browsers.

As you can see from the results above, Opera Mini and Skyfire 2.0 took the lead, followed by Android 2.2, Android 2.1, Dolphin HD and lastly, Mozilla’s Fennec (Alpha) browser.

Interestingly enough, Skyfire 2.0 beats Opera Mini when loading pages directly from the web (they both compress content), while Opera Mini performed better during cached pages load test.

Mozilla: No Firefox Browser for the iPhone

By | September 29, 2010 | 6 Comments

Mozilla: No Firefox Browser for the iPhoneIf you’ve been expecting to see Firefox for the iPhone anytime soon, then hold your horses still.

In the recent post, Mozilla has answered to one of the most frequently asked questions: Firefox for the iPhone?

We are working to bring as much of your Firefox experience as possible to Firefox Home. People have asked about adding more browser-like features to Firefox Home, but there are technical and logistical restrictions that make it difficult, if not impossible, to build the full Firefox browser for the iPhone. We are focused on building Firefox Home as a rich, cloud-based application and making it a valuable product that people will continue to love and use.

From the answer above, it looks like Mozilla is unable to implement the full Firefox browser experience into the iPhone. However, as company continues to explorer various options and alternatives, we might see something what resembles a mobile web browser.