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Firefox Issues and Java?


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Berd

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Some background: after using ATF Cleaner and a couple of anti-spyware apps (Adaware & Spybot), I started to get some interesting issues when accessing certain web sites. I now access yahoo's beta version of email, and certain pages will not load properly. After doing a bit of research it was suggested that ATF wiped out my Java Plugin. However, after upgrading to Java 6.2 (I had 6.1), I am still have the same issues as before. I also uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox.

I do not have any of these issues when using IE.7.

Some examples of the issues that I am seeing:

1. When logging into Yahoo's fantasy sports page, I get the following messages in my Error Log (and the lower section of the page containing my roster does not load). The error log from Firefox:
Error: YAHOO is not defined
Source File: http://baseball.fant...com/b1/244144/4
Line: 2485

Error: YAHOO is not defined
Source File: http://baseball.fant...com/b1/244144/4
Line: 3290

Error: YAHOO is not defined
Source File: http://baseball.fant...com/b1/244144/4
Line: 3428

Error: YAHOO is not defined
Source File: http://baseball.fant...com/b1/244144/4
Line: 4421

Error: YAHOO is not defined
Source File: http://baseball.fant...com/b1/244144/4
Line: 5098

Error: uncaught exception: Permission denied to call method Location.toString


2. When playing OGame (an online web browser game), I cannot use any shortcut buttons. Also some display items do not work. Again the error log from Firefox:
Error: shortInfo is not defined
Source File: http://uni25.ogame.o...on=ce113360a650
Line: 1
(My uneducated editorial note: Line 1 is the HTML tag. Huh? I get many lines worth of this error, with a different source file listed.)

Error: uncaught exception: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80070057 (NS_ERROR_ILLEGAL_VALUE) [nsIWebNavigation.loadURI]" nsresult: "0x80070057 (NS_ERROR_ILLEGAL_VALUE)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://global/content/viewSource.js :: viewSource :: line 141" data: no]


3. When accessing this site's forum, the skin is not loading. The error log from Firefox:

Error: is_moz is not defined
Source File: http://www.geekstogo...ips_ipsclass.js
Line: 1

Error: is_ie is not defined
Source File: http://www.geekstogo...ps_menu_html.js
Line: 78

Error: show_inline_messages is not defined
Source File: http://www.geekstogo...rum/forums.html
Line: 1031


4. When logging into Yahoo email (beta version):
No error log in FireFox. I get the errors from yahoo email (see below). After getting the errors, the page does not load. Regular yahoo email does load properly.

The yahoo email beta errors:
Yahoo! Mail Beta experienced a login error

name:ReferenceError
message:setupInit is not defined
lineNumber 600
fileName:http://us.f353.mail.yahoo.com/dc/launch?action=folderview&YY=2079188997&.rb=Inbox&login=1

and

Yahoo! Mail Beta experienced a login error

name:ReferenceError
message:attachFolderNodesToFolders is not defined
lineNumber 617
fileName:http://us.f353.mail.yahoo.com/dc/launch?action=folderview&YY=2079188997&.rb=Inbox&login=1




That's it. One thing that I did not do is uninstall and reinstall Java. Should I do that, too? Also, let me know if you need any other information.

Regards,
Berd
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Beta software is for testing purposes only and is bound to have 'bugs' causing various problems. If you don't like this kind of behaviour then don't use beta software. Wait until the finished product is released.
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I am, however, having this issue with three other non-beta websites (including your own BBoard)--as I detailed in my original post. And up until I used ATF Cleaner, I had no issues of this kind with Firefox--none. Also, I have been using the beta version of yahoo for at least 7 months. So, I am sorry, but I do not find your answer acceptable. What else can I do to make Firefox work properly again?

If it helps, here is a copy of my HJT file:

Edit: deleted HJT file--as I read the forum rules.

Berd

Edited by Berd, 30 July 2007 - 06:08 AM.

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Hey Berd,
I just realized that I forgot to post my solution.

All I did was go to the Firefox add-ons site and reinstall the java plugin.

https://addons.mozil...x/browse/type:7
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That is where I went to install the plugin. Unfortunately, I am still having my problems. I may try to uninstall and reinstall Java, though.
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I am having the exact same problem - both with Yahoo, and with many NON-BETA sites. I have IE7, though, and I don't have any idea what set off my problem. I've re-installed my sun java, re-installed IE7, reset my browser (deletes all temp files and sets all prefs to default), run every spyware/virus scanner GTG recommends, and still certain pages won't load. My errors say that something is "null or not an object" or I've also had an error: "class is not registered."

I think our problem is the same, so I hope you don't mind my posting in your topic, Berd. I hope we can get some REAL help on the site - had some good staff help in the past!
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Well, it looks like I have resolved my issue--not sure how.

What I did was I uninstalled every single instance of Java, using Add/Remove programs. I had about 6 updates worth of Sun Java to uninstall.

I then checked all of the problem sites listed in my original post, and they worked. I found this to be rather odd, so I read a bit on the mozilla site, and I found out that whenever Java updates, it does not remove the previous versions. You have to do that, yourself (hence all of the iterations in my add/remove programs). Leaving older versions may cause conflicts with the newer ones.

So I reinstalled the latest version of Java, and retested the sites above. They still appear to be working.

I am not sure if this will help, you, angel, but I would first check to see if you have older versions of Java and remove them--I am guessing that you might have done that by now, though. Seems like you have tried alot of things. :whistling:
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