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Post Posted April 15th, 2019, 9:13 pm

I get a strange message in the top of my options page in ff. I have the latest 66.0.3 (64 bit) on win 10, 64 bit. The message says:

"your organization has disabled the ability to change some options"

This happened after I accidentally installed Avast and Web Companion through utorrent's installation option which asked if I wanted to install these 2 programs.

Brummelchen
 
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Post Posted April 16th, 2019, 12:02 am

for Firefox -> "enterprise-policy-generator" or similar which causes that file

for windows -> lavasoft web compaginon. its called "adware" and you should uninstall and use adwcleaner afterwards.
same for avast - uninstall and use avast cleaner/uninstaller.

in special WC is pain.
if you cant revert, use system backup!
utorrent's installation option which asked if I wanted to install these 2 programs.

bad behavior, you have chosen normal or regular, not custom.
uT should have a ZIP for portable!?

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Post Posted April 16th, 2019, 5:35 am

After uninstalling avast, if the message is still there, look for a file called polices.json in program files\mozilla firefox\distribution. Rename it and see if that removes the message.

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Post Posted April 16th, 2019, 12:50 pm

You may also want to install some other antivirus, which for some time now, I’ve been using BitDefender Free version, and I haven’t had to worry one bit. It, updates daily, and I haven’t had any issues since installing it. 8-)

glnz

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Post Posted June 8th, 2019, 7:17 am

 
Just noticed it on my Firefox 67.0.1 on my Win 7 Pro 64-bit machine.

I do NOT have a folder C:\program files\mozilla firefox\distribution.

I do NOT have a file policies.json anywhere on my C:\ drive.

In my registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Mozilla\Firefox\Certificates, the only entry is ImportEnterpriseRoots with data value 1 (appearing as 0x00000001 (1)). There are no entries above that subkey Certificates.

In my FF, in about:policies, in "Active", I see this:

Policy Name Policy Value
Certificates ImportEnterpriseRoots true

So - is it Avast or not?

If it's Avast, how is Avast doing this, and what is Avast doing?

I'm not a tech, so please make it simple for dummies. Thanks.
 
glnz

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Post Posted June 8th, 2019, 8:19 am

you should ask avast how to disable, but you are not the only one who is bothered with avast this way.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=227029.0

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Post Posted June 8th, 2019, 8:21 am

#KeepFightingMichael

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Post Posted June 8th, 2019, 8:32 am

to note - glnz already asked there
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Re: Firefox ability to disable some options
« Reply #9 on: Today at 04:00:09 PM »

please always post such information to avoid double work and triple solutions. thx

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