How to Disable Reported Attack Pages in Firefox

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Mozilla Firefox includes a security feature that blocks reported attack pages, which serve malware. These pages try to infect your computer with software that steals your personal information, sends spam and spreads the malware to other computers. Firefox regularly downloads a list that includes reported attack websites. When you browse to a Web page on the list, Firefox blocks it and displays a warning page. You can disable this feature in Firefox's options window if you don't want Firefox to download the list of reported attack Web pages and display the warning message when you visit one.

  • Click the "Firefox" menu button at the top-left corner of the Mozilla Firefox window.

  • Click "Options" in the menu that appears.

  • Click the "Security" icon at the top of the options window.

  • Uncheck the "Block Reported Attack Sites" check box by clicking it.

  • Click "OK."

Tips & Warnings

  • Click the "Tools" menu if you don't see a "Firefox" menu button.
  • Firefox also blocks reported Web forgeries, also known as phishing sites, by default. These websites impersonate legitimate websites to trick you into revealing your personal information. You can disable this option by unchecking the "Block Reported Web Forgeries" check box on the security pane.
  • Firefox blocks reported attack sites for your security. Your computer could become infected with malware more easily if you disable this option.

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