XP on to 7 is not a nice experiance thanks to firefox

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    my XP is at shop, I installed a Win 7 64 GB in office which was a very good experience till fire fox shoved a "New Version" of their browser, it will not let my add on's show or use or control them after 6 un and reinstall, in tool bar, it froze in "Gotcha now Sucker" mode and will not let me access the insert to put my fav browser.
    it took 2 whole days to clean up the mess install made from firefox, my brains are bird crap from looking at a screen to fix as well. Avast then came in and blew my system up even more, I deleted it.
    may go with AVG anti virus
    is there a way to get a old fire fox
    PS That's one healthy pig in my Avatar, he eats lots of dark green Vegetables, you all do the same
     
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    If you are seriously starting from scratch, download this:

    https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox-portable-legacy-52

    Yes, portable, what'cha got to lose?

    Create a folder on C:\ named (whatever), copy the ff executable to it & run it. Once tuned to your liking, SAVE a copy to (somewhere else, thumb etc.)
    I periodically copy this folder somewhwere else to save new passwords/links/addons/etc EVERYTHING firefox is in here.
     
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    I am not sure, cause the add on's page stays the new one, and the new format page,,,
    which I can't get add on's to show up on, won't go away as well

    any case -----
    thank you both very much :):):):)

    I am doing full FF uninstall as I see it, even checking c drive for crumbs
    I am using jetclean to extract, as it saves all new programs for a quick wipe (god I love jet clean)

    my machine on start button on to comp properties says it is a 7 32gb, but my c drive says its 64 :eek: what is that ???????

    what is portable ?????????????????
    I am seeing a world of complaint on net about latest firefox.
    and it is locking Google in as a search browser with a very deceptive options button,

    how is it that I wipe firefox completely out of machine and on a reinstall it throws my book marks back up???????????

    I am only able to go out on net here thru Explorer

    PS AVG anti virus is junk I went with bit-defender

    I swear to god msm out look is the most dead dog ugly page I have ever seen :eek:

    thanks, god bless

    and use soft paper towel rolls cut in half with a steak knife.
     
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    PORTABLE FirefoxPortableLegacy52_52.9.0_English
    will not open on my machine, or might with MSN's help:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
    is there normal Ext. version ????????????????????
     
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    LIZ this page makes ZERO sense, there's 300 versions of "Something There"

    although a couple are named "Funnel Cake" :eek:

    what the ______ is funnel cake

    which is what :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
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    OK thank you, I just found a funny fill locked in my c drive, with zero id on it, got one to open and it was fire fox. I had to take it out of "Read Only" mode to delete it, the file had a "lock" icon in front of it.

    I guess thats how Firefox kept my old settings and god knows what else
     
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    No portable versions listed, , , , ,
     
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    (edit:
    Should add that FF42 & FF52 I shoulda deleted years ago, once done here I'll delete (those 2 folders) both,, and,, They'll be completly & totally gone forever!!)
     
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    I am sorry I have no idea what your talking about
    mean while .......... where can I get a portable FF old program
    that down loads, and is safe, as many old programs are bugged.
     
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    thank you Elizabeth
    this https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable unless I read wrong, is only operating / offering firefox 74, which is not pleasurable to me, it simply will not do some of the things the old one I had did, and gives me a incompatible window, which old firefox never did>
    Case in point is it will not let you run "No Script" like the old one.
    As for the "Uptown" https://mozilla-firefox-portable.en.uptodown.com/windows/versions site, they want me to do some things I am not clear about yet,
    I am investigating them now, they don't seem to let you just have the program, they make you sign away some boundaries/privacy to read their privacy
    policy which you must download, in order to read it :eek:

    C-NET used to do that and bugged everything they gave away,

    Ill be back and thanks again
     
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    Dir af/
    Dir an/
    Dir ar/
    Dir as/
    Dir ast/
    Dir az/
    Dir be/
    Dir bg/
    Dir bn-BD/
    Dir bn-IN/
    Dir br/
    Dir bs/
    Dir ca/
    Dir cak/

    what are these above, which do I use

    OK, I have played with this site, think I am getting the codes to make sense,
    but I am seeing Linux, etc. some others click into windows Ext's which is what?
    Problem, my computer dell page says my os is 32 , but my c drive says 64.
    can you have a 32 GB os on a 64 GB drive ????
    and do I use the 64 or 32 Mozilla.
     
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    FIXED

    And thank you all so very much

    it was a security program file "Part"
    stuck way down in my c drive
    from super defrager I tried 4 years ago

    that was really hard on my hard drive.
    it was just a bunch of numbers which i googled and identified
    as a fragment

    I do tho want to come back in another thread and learn to use a portable
    Firefox on a flash
     
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    send a message to cornemuse, he uses portable a lot, I tried it once, but prefer installed, :)

    all those abbreviations are for which language the browser uses.
     
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    thanks Liz, my own flash drive portable FF is a cool idea.
     
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