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Windows 7: Google reCAPTCHA no longer working under Firefox 56

2 Weeks Ago   #1
Diosoth

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Google reCAPTCHA no longer working under Firefox 56

This began randomly 2 days ago and happens on any site that uses ReCAPTCHA- it either will not load at all and eventually gives an error about being unable to connect, or it takes about a minute to load as a jumbled mess of images and code.

Malware scans with Malwarebytes & SAS have come up clean so that is not likely to be the cause. Clearing browser cache did not fix it. A restart did not fix it. Disabling uBlock, NoScript, etc does not clear the issue so they don't seem to be blocking the server all of a sudden. The fact it happens on all sites shows it's not a site-specific issue. I have not installed or updated any browser plugins in months.

I also just checked IE, it's working in that(and it's the same version that came installed on this PC so it's YEARS out of date) so nothing is blocking the service outside of the browser.

Did Google recently change the service to no longer work with 56? I have refused to update past due to several plugins I like, mainly Classic Theme Restorer, not working "on purpose" with any version past this(as it seems Mozilla deliberately killed compatibility or functionality of several cosmetic plugins)


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Under help try restart with add-ons disabled.
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
Diosoth

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

That worked. Manually disabling a few led me to Ghostery being the issue, even though it doesn't appear to actually be blocking anything at all on these pages but I'm not sure it's one I really need with NoScript and uBlock running too.
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Diosoth,

As your on an old version of FF, not a good idea, lot of security fix's missing

Try another FF offshoot browser, Waterfox or Palemoon, see if those features are available there.
If you want to really dig about in them for customisation purposes you will need to change attributes in the about:config folder -- read up on it first

Roy
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

So you issue is resolved?
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