Many users of the Mozilla Firefox complained about a significant issue with the browser’s performance.
Reportedly, the issue was affecting several computers at the same time, involving add-ons. It seems that users were notified that the browser was not able to load or verify installed add-ons. Apparently, according to a blog post published by Mozilla, the issues were caused by an expired certificate. Because the expiration blocked Firefox from verifying extensions, the browser automatically disabled all of the extensions that could not be verified.
To provide users with a quick solution for the problem, Mozilla has released a hotfix that started circulating around the web on Friday. Mozilla declared that within a short time, the fix will be applied in the background and add-ons will start working again. Users will not need to take any active steps in the process of fixing the bug.
Mozilla Firefox Released A Hotfix After This Week’s Unpleasant Incident
The company announced: “In particular, please do not delete and/or re-install any add-ons as an attempt to fix the issue. Deleting an add-on removes any data associated with it, where disabling and re-enabling does not.”
Unfortunately, Mozilla was not able to develop a fix for the Firefox Esr of Firefox Android versions. They are currently trying to come up with a solution for both versions. The process will be reported live as the company will provide its users with updates of their progress on the company’s social media pages.
Users are still wondering what led to the company allowing such a critical situation to happen. Yes, they fixed it pretty fast, but the problem should not have occurred in the first place. We expect Mozilla to be a lot more prudent in the future and we hope such scenarios will not happen again.
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