It’s a hit! Two quick things. A reminder about the Internet Archive
and an easy fix to a perplexing Firefox issue.
Yesterday I told you about the Internet Archive. Based on the
emails that are coming in it is quite popular.
If you visited the Archive or used the WayBack Machine why not
share what you found by commenting below.
The second item involves the Mozilla Firefox web browser and the
AVG anti-virus product. Three people who call me for help were
having problems launching Firefox. They would launch Firefox and it
would promptly crash without starting.
After talking to all three it turned out they had all installed AVG
recently. After the install of AVG Firefox no longer launched.
It turns out that AVG is using some called it calls “AVG Safe
Search”. Basically AVG adds a button to your Internet search
results telling you if the site is safe or not. I noticed this Safe
Search while trying to fix my Dad’s machine. We looked in the AVG
preferences, turned of the Safe Search feature and Firefox started
right up like it always did.
If you are having a problem launching Firefox and you use AVG try
disabling the Safe Search. It was the solution for all three of the
people calling me for help.
Have you run into this issue? Leave a comment below and let us
know your experience.