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Re: Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

Gene
 

I don't know what you mean by disabling frames.  You can't turn off JAVA script by changing a setting in the options dialog in later versions.  You can achieve just about the same level of convenience if you use a portable version and an installed version or two different copies of the portable version.  One would have JAVA script enabled, and you would use it on sit3es that require JAVA script, and the other would have JAVA script disabled, which you would use for sites that don't require JAVA script.  the two programs can either be the same or different versions.  You can turn off JAVA script using about:config settings.
 
It was speculated, but I never saw any discussion from Mozilla, that this feature was removed from the options dialog because people were confusing JAVA scripts with the program JAVA.  It was speculated that people were turning off JAVA scripts because of all the warnings about the program JAVA, then contacting Mozilla technical support because their browsers weren't working properly. 
 
It happens with everything that becomes a consumer product.  It gets dumbed down. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: zahra
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2018 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

i believe that the best way for not infected system is disabling javascript.
for firefox 22 and previous versions, it was possible to disable
frames completely, but i am very sad and dont understand whats the
reason that developers removed this great option!

On 3/15/18, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
> You can try Malware Bytes.  It may eliminate the problem.  The suggestion as
> to an ad blocker may help you from being infected but you already are.  A
> popup blocker, which browsers generally have already and which are already
> on, I believe, by default, may help you from being infected but, as I said,
> you already are.  Neither program will keep those announcements from being
> heard.  Once infected, malware evades popup blockers and ad blockers.  If it
> didn't, those designing the malware would be incompetent malware designers.
> their malware would be much less effective.
>
> Also, do a Google search for what is causing the problem.  Don't run
> anything that offers to fix problems.  Go to reputable sites with reputable
> information that come up in the search such as bleeping computer.  Don't
> just go to any site.   I would suggest, specifically, seeing what
> information Bleeping computer has on the subject if you do a search.
>
> Gene
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> From: Chris via Groups.Io
> Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:19 AM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA
>
>
> Do you have a ad blocker and/or popup blocker installed?
>
> That may help
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> From: "Giles Turnbull" <giles.turnbull@...>
>
> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:41 PM
>
> Subject: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA
>
>
>
>
>
> Hi all,
>
>
>
> somehow today I've picked up the adware that plays an audio warning that the
>
>
> computer mayh be infected with viruses and to contact Microsoft technical
>
> support on 'this number' for somebody who will help clean your computer (or
>
>
> bank account!)
>
>
>
> Anyway, I ran adwcleaner and that didn't help so I wondered what other tools
>
>
> people had been able to use with NVDA.
>
>
>
> Curiously this adware is only affecting Firefox ... Internet Explorer is not
>
>
> affected. I tried installing an earlier version over the current Firefox
>
> version I was using, but that just played the same malware. Adwcleaner did
>
> detect and remove some pup files but again to no effect.
>
>
>
> any suggestions would be very welcome :)
>
>
>
> Giles
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


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were I given all the seven heavens
with all they contain
in order that
I may disobey God
by depriving an ant
from the husk of a grain of barley,
I would not do it.
imam ali



Re: Ms will be releasing Windows 10 free soon

Devin Prater
 

That’s pretty good if it happens.

On Mar 15, 2018, at 6:47 AM, Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi. I came across this very interesting vedio on YOUTUBe. Just as Apple and Google have made their operating systems free on their devices, so does Microsoft intend to do the same, though it was relatively slow to catch up with it's two rivals. Of course, Google and Apple profit by other means, so will Microsoft. Also, From this video, Windows will soon concentrate on a feature known as Virtual reality. How far it will affect Accessibility, I leave you to judge for yourselves. Here is the video link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk8ttvw8-ng

Cheers!




Re: Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

Gene
 

However it presents itself, it is malware, which, whatever may or may not appear on screen, presents audio as well.  Whether malware presents popups or not, sophisticated malware can't be stopped by a popup blocker.  Malware designers, who want to make money from their malware, design malware that evades popup blockers. 
 
The original message said the following:

somehow today I've picked up the adware that plays an audio warning that the

computer mayh be infected with viruses and to contact Microsoft technical

support on 'this number' for somebody who will help clean your computer (or

bank account!)

 

No mention was made of anything popping up whether there is anything or not.  Only audio was described.

 

Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2018 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

If i read the initial post correctly he was referring to a pop up which is not unlike a windows dialog which cannot be closed unless you close the browser window

That is why a more strict popup block addon may prevent this type of dialog which the built in pop up blocker is not capable of preventing

Also a ad blocker addon will also help along with a modified hosts file, will stop any of this annoying advertising from appearing

 

Just scanning for malware will do nothing that i can be certain of

 

 

From: Gene
Sent: 15 March 2018 12:38
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

 

You can try Malware Bytes.  It may eliminate the problem.  The suggestion as to an ad blocker may help you from being infected but you already are.  A popup blocker, which browsers generally have already and which are already on, I believe, by default, may help you from being infected but, as I said, you already are.  Neither program will keep those announcements from being heard.  Once infected, malware evades popup blockers and ad blockers.  If it didn't, those designing the malware would be incompetent malware designers.  their malware would be much less effective.

 

Also, do a Google search for what is causing the problem.  Don't run anything that offers to fix problems.  Go to reputable sites with reputable information that come up in the search such as bleeping computer.  Don't just go to any site.   I would suggest, specifically, seeing what information Bleeping computer has on the subject if you do a search.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:19 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

 

Do you have a ad blocker and/or popup blocker installed?

That may help

 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Giles Turnbull" <giles.turnbull@...>

To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>

Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:41 PM

Subject: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

 

 

Hi all,

 

somehow today I've picked up the adware that plays an audio warning that the

computer mayh be infected with viruses and to contact Microsoft technical

support on 'this number' for somebody who will help clean your computer (or

bank account!)

 

Anyway, I ran adwcleaner and that didn't help so I wondered what other tools

people had been able to use with NVDA.

 

Curiously this adware is only affecting Firefox ... Internet Explorer is not

affected. I tried installing an earlier version over the current Firefox

version I was using, but that just played the same malware. Adwcleaner did

detect and remove some pup files but again to no effect.

 

any suggestions would be very welcome :)

 

Giles

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

 

i believe that the best way for not infected system is disabling javascript.
for firefox 22 and previous versions, it was possible to disable
frames completely, but i am very sad and dont understand whats the
reason that developers removed this great option!

On 3/15/18, Gene <gsasner@ripco.com> wrote:
You can try Malware Bytes. It may eliminate the problem. The suggestion as
to an ad blocker may help you from being infected but you already are. A
popup blocker, which browsers generally have already and which are already
on, I believe, by default, may help you from being infected but, as I said,
you already are. Neither program will keep those announcements from being
heard. Once infected, malware evades popup blockers and ad blockers. If it
didn't, those designing the malware would be incompetent malware designers.
their malware would be much less effective.

Also, do a Google search for what is causing the problem. Don't run
anything that offers to fix problems. Go to reputable sites with reputable
information that come up in the search such as bleeping computer. Don't
just go to any site. I would suggest, specifically, seeing what
information Bleeping computer has on the subject if you do a search.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Chris via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:19 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA


Do you have a ad blocker and/or popup blocker installed?

That may help



----- Original Message -----

From: "Giles Turnbull" <giles.turnbull@gmail.com>

To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>

Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:41 PM

Subject: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA





Hi all,



somehow today I've picked up the adware that plays an audio warning that the


computer mayh be infected with viruses and to contact Microsoft technical

support on 'this number' for somebody who will help clean your computer (or


bank account!)



Anyway, I ran adwcleaner and that didn't help so I wondered what other tools


people had been able to use with NVDA.



Curiously this adware is only affecting Firefox ... Internet Explorer is not


affected. I tried installing an earlier version over the current Firefox

version I was using, but that just played the same malware. Adwcleaner did

detect and remove some pup files but again to no effect.



any suggestions would be very welcome :)



Giles










--
By God,
were I given all the seven heavens
with all they contain
in order that
I may disobey God
by depriving an ant
from the husk of a grain of barley,
I would not do it.
imam ali


Re: Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

Chris
 

If i read the initial post correctly he was referring to a pop up which is not unlike a windows dialog which cannot be closed unless you close the browser window

That is why a more strict popup block addon may prevent this type of dialog which the built in pop up blocker is not capable of preventing

Also a ad blocker addon will also help along with a modified hosts file, will stop any of this annoying advertising from appearing

 

Just scanning for malware will do nothing that i can be certain of

 

 

From: Gene
Sent: 15 March 2018 12:38
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

 

You can try Malware Bytes.  It may eliminate the problem.  The suggestion as to an ad blocker may help you from being infected but you already are.  A popup blocker, which browsers generally have already and which are already on, I believe, by default, may help you from being infected but, as I said, you already are.  Neither program will keep those announcements from being heard.  Once infected, malware evades popup blockers and ad blockers.  If it didn't, those designing the malware would be incompetent malware designers.  their malware would be much less effective.

 

Also, do a Google search for what is causing the problem.  Don't run anything that offers to fix problems.  Go to reputable sites with reputable information that come up in the search such as bleeping computer.  Don't just go to any site.   I would suggest, specifically, seeing what information Bleeping computer has on the subject if you do a search.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:19 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

 

Do you have a ad blocker and/or popup blocker installed?

That may help

 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Giles Turnbull" <giles.turnbull@...>

To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>

Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:41 PM

Subject: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

 

 

Hi all,

 

somehow today I've picked up the adware that plays an audio warning that the

computer mayh be infected with viruses and to contact Microsoft technical

support on 'this number' for somebody who will help clean your computer (or

bank account!)

 

Anyway, I ran adwcleaner and that didn't help so I wondered what other tools

people had been able to use with NVDA.

 

Curiously this adware is only affecting Firefox ... Internet Explorer is not

affected. I tried installing an earlier version over the current Firefox

version I was using, but that just played the same malware. Adwcleaner did

detect and remove some pup files but again to no effect.

 

any suggestions would be very welcome :)

 

Giles

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

Gene
 

You can try Malware Bytes.  It may eliminate the problem.  The suggestion as to an ad blocker may help you from being infected but you already are.  A popup blocker, which browsers generally have already and which are already on, I believe, by default, may help you from being infected but, as I said, you already are.  Neither program will keep those announcements from being heard.  Once infected, malware evades popup blockers and ad blockers.  If it didn't, those designing the malware would be incompetent malware designers.  their malware would be much less effective.
 
Also, do a Google search for what is causing the problem.  Don't run anything that offers to fix problems.  Go to reputable sites with reputable information that come up in the search such as bleeping computer.  Don't just go to any site.   I would suggest, specifically, seeing what information Bleeping computer has on the subject if you do a search.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:19 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

Do you have a ad blocker and/or popup blocker installed?

That may help

 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Giles Turnbull" <giles.turnbull@...>

To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>

Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:41 PM

Subject: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

 

 

Hi all,

 

somehow today I've picked up the adware that plays an audio warning that the

computer mayh be infected with viruses and to contact Microsoft technical

support on 'this number' for somebody who will help clean your computer (or

bank account!)

 

Anyway, I ran adwcleaner and that didn't help so I wondered what other tools

people had been able to use with NVDA.

 

Curiously this adware is only affecting Firefox ... Internet Explorer is not

affected. I tried installing an earlier version over the current Firefox

version I was using, but that just played the same malware. Adwcleaner did

detect and remove some pup files but again to no effect.

 

any suggestions would be very welcome :)

 

Giles

 

 

 

 


Re: Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

Jiří Fenz <jirifenz@...>
 

Hello,

which windows version do you use?

For windows lower than 10 is veri goot solution Combofix.

Also JRT (junkware removal tool) is veri good.

Both works in console, so no problems.

Btw - when talking about Console.

If somebody using console applications, nice alternative with more power and effective interface is Color Console.

Program site: https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/ColorConsole

But don't use it with mallware removal tools - it probably closes it.

Cheers

Jiri Fenz


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This screen is it simply a page being used as a home page? Have you done the obvious and looked at the settings?
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Don H" <lmddh50@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA


Don't know how powerful the Malicious Software Removal Tool  is but you can always run it.  At the run command type mrt and press enter then follow the prompts.

On 3/14/2018 5:41 PM, Giles Turnbull wrote:
Hi all,

somehow today I've picked up the adware that plays an audio warning that the computer mayh be infected with viruses and to contact Microsoft technical support on 'this number' for somebody who will help clean your computer (or bank account!)

Anyway, I ran adwcleaner and that didn't help so I wondered what other tools people had been able to use with NVDA.

Curiously this adware is only affecting Firefox ... Internet Explorer is not affected. I tried installing an earlier version over the current Firefox version I was using, but that just played the same malware. Adwcleaner did detect and remove some pup files but again to no effect.

any suggestions would be very welcome :)

Giles











Ms will be releasing Windows 10 free soon

Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...>
 

Hi.  I came across this very interesting vedio on YOUTUBe.  Just as Apple and Google have made their operating systems free on their devices, so does Microsoft intend to do the same, though it was relatively slow to catch up with it's two rivals.  Of course, Google and Apple profit by other means, so will Microsoft.  Also, From this video, Windows will soon concentrate on a feature known as Virtual reality.  How far it will affect Accessibility, I leave you to judge for yourselves.  Here is the video link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk8ttvw8-ng

Cheers!


Re: Next snaps no longer can be updated automatically

Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

Not sure which one I have at the moment, but my point was, it could not be fixed in any other way than a running of the archive with the fixed code.

Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Michel Such" <michel.such@free.fr>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2018 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Next snaps no longer can be updated automatically


Hi Brian,


The problem seems to have been fixed with next 14949,e17dfb0d.

Once you've installed this one or any newer, the update process should
return to normal.


Michel Such <mailto:michel.such@free.fr>
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Michel, son chat et son ordi
Le 15/03/2018 à 10:42, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io a écrit :
I note with interest that the last few next snapshots have required me
to go to the %temp% folder and run the downloaded archive manually. It
seems that the prompt for update or postpone gives an error when it
tries to display, at least on my windows 7 machine it does. However
apart from then going through the old update folder selection process,
it works.
I see two similar issues reported on Github about this so I suspect it
will be sorted soon though the first update from a problem version may
need to be done manually as the code with the bug will still be
running of course!

Brian

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Re: Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

Michael Capelle <mcapelle@...>
 

i am running malware bytes on windows 7 and 10, on windows 10, i am running windows defender.
 

Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:19 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA
 

Do you have a ad blocker and/or popup blocker installed?

That may help

 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Giles Turnbull" <giles.turnbull@...>

To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>

Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:41 PM

Subject: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

 

 

Hi all,

 

somehow today I've picked up the adware that plays an audio warning that the

computer mayh be infected with viruses and to contact Microsoft technical

support on 'this number' for somebody who will help clean your computer (or

bank account!)

 

Anyway, I ran adwcleaner and that didn't help so I wondered what other tools

people had been able to use with NVDA.

 

Curiously this adware is only affecting Firefox ... Internet Explorer is not

affected. I tried installing an earlier version over the current Firefox

version I was using, but that just played the same malware. Adwcleaner did

detect and remove some pup files but again to no effect.

 

any suggestions would be very welcome :)

 

Giles

 

 

 

 


Re: Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

Chris
 

Do you have a ad blocker and/or popup blocker installed?

That may help

 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Giles Turnbull" <giles.turnbull@...>

To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>

Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:41 PM

Subject: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

 

 

Hi all,

 

somehow today I've picked up the adware that plays an audio warning that the

computer mayh be infected with viruses and to contact Microsoft technical

support on 'this number' for somebody who will help clean your computer (or

bank account!)

 

Anyway, I ran adwcleaner and that didn't help so I wondered what other tools

people had been able to use with NVDA.

 

Curiously this adware is only affecting Firefox ... Internet Explorer is not

affected. I tried installing an earlier version over the current Firefox

version I was using, but that just played the same malware. Adwcleaner did

detect and remove some pup files but again to no effect.

 

any suggestions would be very welcome :)

 

Giles

 

 

 

 


Re: firefox 59 64 bit

Chris
 

If you compare it to the initial quantum releases , then yes, its faster

But if you compare it to the older Firefox, then maybe its faster or maybe not, it all depends on the mind set, if you think change is good or not 😃

 

There is a add-on for adding sounds but its rather over complicated and inaccessible .

 

And i use a download manager so i don’t know what the issue is with the save dialog, but basically they is only two buttons anyway as far as i know.

 

 

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Sent: 15 March 2018 08:55
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] firefox 59 64 bit

 

That depends very much on your definition of fast. Does the download window

now read correctly in this version? are there any system sounds for end of

download, page loaded, script running link clicked etc?

Brian

 

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Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 8:15 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] firefox 59 64 bit

 

 

Actually its a lot faster than the old esr you like so much

 

 

From: Felix G.

Sent: 14 March 2018 20:02

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] firefox 59 64 bit

 

Hi!

If you can live with a slight speed penalty compared to the ESR, then yes,

it's the way to go. It's just been officially released and shouldn't give

you much trouble.

Greetings,

Felix

 

Chris via Groups.Io <chrismedley@...> schrieb am Mi.,

14. März 2018 um 19:18 Uhr:

Best version of firefox so far 😃

 

 

 

From: Don H

Sent: 14 March 2018 18:12

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: [nvda] firefox 59 64 bit

 

My firefox just updated itself to version 59 64 bit. I am running NVDA

2018-1 on my Win10 64 bit laptop. Is this best firefox to be using with

NVDA? Are there any firefox settings that should be changed to work

best with NVDA 2018-1?

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Next snaps no longer can be updated automatically

Michel Such
 

Hi Brian,


The problem seems to have been fixed with next 14949,e17dfb0d.

Once you've installed this one or any newer, the update process should return to normal.


Le 15/03/2018 à 10:42, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io a écrit :
I note with interest that the last few next snapshots have required me to go to the %temp% folder and run the downloaded archive manually. It seems that the prompt for update or postpone gives an error when it tries to display, at least on my windows 7 machine it does. However apart from then going through the old update folder selection process, it works.
I see two similar issues reported on Github about this so I suspect it will be sorted soon though the first update from a problem version may need to be done manually as the code with the bug will still be running of course!

Brian

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Next snaps no longer can be updated automatically

Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

I note with interest that the last few next snapshots have required me to go to the %temp% folder and run the downloaded archive manually. It seems that the prompt for update or postpone gives an error when it tries to display, at least on my windows 7 machine it does. However apart from then going through the old update folder selection process, it works.
I see two similar issues reported on Github about this so I suspect it will be sorted soon though the first update from a problem version may need to be done manually as the code with the bug will still be running of course!

Brian

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Re: Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

 

i found helpful link for you in this regard from mozilla website.

https://support.mozilla.org/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware

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obvious and looked at the settings?
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Don H" <lmddh50@adams.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA


Don't know how powerful the Malicious Software Removal Tool is but you
can always run it. At the run command type mrt and press enter then
follow the prompts.

On 3/14/2018 5:41 PM, Giles Turnbull wrote:
Hi all,

somehow today I've picked up the adware that plays an audio warning that

the computer mayh be infected with viruses and to contact Microsoft
technical support on 'this number' for somebody who will help clean your

computer (or bank account!)

Anyway, I ran adwcleaner and that didn't help so I wondered what other
tools people had been able to use with NVDA.

Curiously this adware is only affecting Firefox ... Internet Explorer is

not affected. I tried installing an earlier version over the current
Firefox version I was using, but that just played the same malware.
Adwcleaner did detect and remove some pup files but again to no effect.

any suggestions would be very welcome :)

Giles






--
By God,
were I given all the seven heavens
with all they contain
in order that
I may disobey God
by depriving an ant
from the husk of a grain of barley,
I would not do it.
imam ali


Re: Firefox seems slower?

 

i wish that i can use firefox 22 forever!
javascript and image display can be disabled options easily, frames
can be disabled in about:config without extension and media files dont
play automaticly!
i never update my firefox, even i force to use other windows one day!

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<bglists=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
I would warn those with XP and Vista though, the last time I looked it would

not work on those operating systems.
Similar issues exist on Vivaldi but it also has issues with old amd
processors. When Firefox 52 is no longer supported will have to look around

for a replacement.
At the moment the slow down is tolerable on my four core system.
Brian

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From: "Jaffar Sidek" <jaffar.sidek10@gmail.com>
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Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2018 4:30 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox seems slower?


Hi. Someone did bring up the value of migrating to the Waterfox web
browser sometime ago. Well, I took Waterfox for a spin and I am converted.

I'm not sure if Waterfox uses the mozilla engine, but it seems to be
faster and smoother and less cluttered than Firefox. I tried it with both

Jaws and NVDA, and NVDA came up tops. You can't go far wrong if you at
least give Waterfox a try. Google for it. If you are willing to get off
your comfort zone and work with something different, you'll reap the
nenifits immediately. Anyway, there is not much of a difference in
Waterfox's and Firefox's interface, so the learning curve isn't steep.
Cheers!


On 14/3/2018 8:12 PM, Matt Turner wrote:
Hi folks.

Does anyone find that firefox is really slow?

I'm using nvda 2018.1.

As for firefox, I've tried all of the beta/ nightly channels, but chrome,

seems to run alot faster.

Is it just the computer, or just me.








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Re: Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

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This screen is it simply a page being used as a home page? Have you done the obvious and looked at the settings?
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Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA


Don't know how powerful the Malicious Software Removal Tool is but you can always run it. At the run command type mrt and press enter then follow the prompts.

On 3/14/2018 5:41 PM, Giles Turnbull wrote:
Hi all,

somehow today I've picked up the adware that plays an audio warning that the computer mayh be infected with viruses and to contact Microsoft technical support on 'this number' for somebody who will help clean your computer (or bank account!)

Anyway, I ran adwcleaner and that didn't help so I wondered what other tools people had been able to use with NVDA.

Curiously this adware is only affecting Firefox ... Internet Explorer is not affected. I tried installing an earlier version over the current Firefox version I was using, but that just played the same malware. Adwcleaner did detect and remove some pup files but again to no effect.

any suggestions would be very welcome :)

Giles


Re: IRC, instructions on how to use, and NVDA accessibility

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Yeah, IRC funny how people always find you though!
I used to use it in the dos days. You might be in a dos shell and suddenly somebody started to type in at the bottom of your screen.
Time wasting, one reason why nowadays I'm so anti twitter text and the like.
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Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:35 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] IRC, instructions on how to use, and NVDA accessibility


I hear that MIrc is pretty accessible. I haven’t used it in eight billion years, but I remember it being pretty textually based and therefore easy to use. My beaf was that I found it difficult to find people with whom to chat on there.

Ben

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Subject: [nvda] IRC, instructions on how to use, and NVDA accessibility

I'm thinking about entering the world of IRC. I've heard it's fairly accessible for blind users. How accessible is it with NVDA, and how would I go about learning how to use, set up, etc? Thanks for any help.


Re: Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA

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Which version of Firefox is it?

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Subject: [nvda] Adware / Malware removers that are accessible with NVDA


Hi all,

somehow today I've picked up the adware that plays an audio warning that the computer mayh be infected with viruses and to contact Microsoft technical support on 'this number' for somebody who will help clean your computer (or bank account!)

Anyway, I ran adwcleaner and that didn't help so I wondered what other tools people had been able to use with NVDA.

Curiously this adware is only affecting Firefox ... Internet Explorer is not affected. I tried installing an earlier version over the current Firefox version I was using, but that just played the same malware. Adwcleaner did detect and remove some pup files but again to no effect.

any suggestions would be very welcome :)

Giles


Re: Problem with old versions of Portable firefox

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I think they have to care or it won't be allowed to be used at us education sites. The problem is, until quite late in the development of quantum they thought they knew about accessibility. Interesting how Jamie was recruited at that time, don't you think?
I'll say no more.
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Subject: Re: [nvda] Problem with old versions of Portable firefox


And thats why firefox is crap now, they don't care about accessibility use waterfox.




On 15/03/2018 12:38 p.m., David Griffith wrote:
Thanks but even the ESR Portable version is now warning that Accessibility Features have been disabled wen I install it.
I understand the question somebody else posted last week about how could portable apps could now be made accessible.
It does look like Mozilla has pulled accessibility support on all it current portable downloads.
After installation I can access the menus and have been through all the options but can find no way to make even this ESR version accessible.
I can open a web page such as www.bbc.co.uk using control L and the title of the window will say BBC home but there is no way to ;read any of the content in the resulting page or navigate using tab, or element shortcuts H for heading etc.
I got similarly zero feedback when I opened www.google.co.uk.
Firefox ESR and NVDA announces Google home but it is impossible to navigate to or read any of the web page or edit fields with NVDA.
NVDA does not even recognise the BBC Home page as a web page in this ESR portable version , if I try insert F7 for Elements list all that comes up is a message from Firefox asking me if I want caret browsing enabled.
For reference NVDA is still working normally with installed versions of Waterfox and Chrome and Edge and even Internet Explorer.
I am on Windows 10 latest release and NVDA 2018.1
David Griffith
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Sent: 14 March 2018 22:50
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Subject: Re: [nvda] Problem with old versions of Portable firefox

You can download Firefox portable versions from portableapps.com
https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable
You will see a link to the ESR version on that page.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: David Griffith
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 5:14 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Problem with old versions of Portable firefox

Following suggestions on this list to use portable versions of Firefox, potentially with Webvisum, I downloaded and installed first of all the portable versions of Firefox 52 and then Firefox 51.
It was surprising that even for Portable versions there was an installation process though the result was a folder labelled Firefox Portable with a portable executable in it.
I was more surprised after both installs that a message came up saying that accessibility features had been disable , despite these being older versions of Firefox.
Sure enough after running the programs I found these installs unusable both with NVDA and Jaws 2018.
I downloaded these portable versions of Firefox from the Mozilla site but it appears that they are not genuine older versions as they all appear to have the accessibility problem.
Is there an alternative source of portable versions that are accessible?
David Griffith

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