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Old 01-03-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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Downloading Firefox, or burning a CD & installing Firefox from the CD


I like to read German newspapers and occasionally have to look up a word. I used to have a nifty add-on in Firefox that let me 'select' the word, click the scroll wheel on the mouse and up popped the translation. Alas, some upgrade removed it and I have been unable to find it.
I thought I found a replacement called "REVERSO". This gave me a translation fast enough & I foolishly installed it into Firefox. It turned out to be as aggressive as can be, logging everything I did and keeping a history that was not easy to turn off. I found out that this is a program that uses MS search engine "BING". (In effect I had downloaded a search engine inside of a search engine) I tried everything to remove it and couldn't. I even un-installed it using Synaptic Pkg Mgr and re-installed it. Finally, I removed the entire Pkg from the OS.
I have a disk that has Ubuntu 11.10 on it and I'm sure it has Firefox. The trouble is, I don't know if I can copy Firefox from it to my computer or will I need to use my spare computer to get and burn an iso of firefox and somehow install it from the cd drive.
Sorry for being so wordy.
Matthew
 
Old 01-03-2012, 12:59 PM   #2
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The add-ons you install as a normal user live in your home directory (by default under ~/.mozilla). Removing and reinstalling the firefox application will not get rid of them. If you run 'rm -rf ~/.mozilla' it should get rid of it, along with your other personal info. If that stuff matters to you you can poke around in the .mozilla directory and try to find the offending plugin, then delete it.
 
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:13 PM   #3
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Many thanks Jim.
I'm going to look for the offending ext. and delete it. I haven't had much luck so far finding anything suggestive but I'll keep snooping.
(my brain is getting too old for this stuff)
Matthew
 
Old 01-04-2012, 03:11 PM   #4
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Jim,
I spent all morning in the district Federal court, after responding to a court summons to jury duty. As usual, I was rejected (called 'challenged' in legalese) because I'm a retired physician.

This is the address I managed to find:

./firefox/8leu5ncd.default/extensions/{b75eff03-1b35-446d-b946-bc16cf112d53}/chrome:reversoen.jar

Do you think this is all? Can I remove it simply with a rm command?

After I remove it, I need to get my firefox back, a trifling task unless one can't access the internet.
Matthew
 
Old 01-04-2012, 07:21 PM   #5
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Sure looks like it. If there's no other files in the directory I'd delete the whole thing.
 
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