NoScript settings being reset w/out my request

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phm
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NoScript settings being reset w/out my request

Post by phm » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:20 pm

My NoScript settings are being reset without me requesting it. This is done at least once per day. Since I've exported/saved my settings, I must import them each time they're reset (rather than go thru my entire list again). I'm guessing it is some sort of virus. Any ideas on how to stop this? Thanks.
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Re: NoScript settings being reset w/out my request

Post by therube » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:11 pm

Do a search for 'ccleaner*'.
Apply to you too?
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Re: NoScript settings being reset w/out my request

Post by phm » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:00 pm

Thanks, however I use CCleaner every day. Been doing so for years.
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Re: NoScript settings being reset w/out my request

Post by barbaz » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:23 pm

phm wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:00 pm
I use CCleaner
https://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/03/firef ... y-default/
phm wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:00 pm
I use CCleaner every day. Been doing so for years.
You have been playing Russian roulette with your entire Firefox profile every day for years.

Don't let CCleaner clean anything Firefox. It has a long history of damaging Firefox profiles.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: NoScript settings being reset w/out my request

Post by phm » Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:54 pm

Thank you very much. I just read the ghacks.net post. Do you have any suggestions for an alternative to ccleaner ... or should I just modify ccleaner's settings to not mess with Firefox?
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Re: NoScript settings being reset w/out my request

Post by phm » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:00 pm

Whoops. I read further and see the recommend fix. Thanks again.
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Re: NoScript settings being reset w/out my request

Post by barbaz » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:56 pm

You're welcome. Image

For reference:
phm wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:54 pm
should I just modify ccleaner's settings to not mess with Firefox?
This.

Best not use any third-party software to clean anything Firefox. Firefox can clean itself.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: NoScript settings being reset w/out my request

Post by barbaz » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:54 pm

*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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