Mozilla releasing fix for Firefox extensions bug

Error when installing an addon

Our team identified and rolled-out a temporary fix for all Firefox Desktop users on Release, Beta, and Nightly.

The update may take a while to roll out, but eager users can download the update directly when it becomes available. The fix doesn't yet work for Firefox on Android or the slower-moving Extended Support Release (ESR) version of Firefox. Apparently, an expired certificate on Mozilla's end was the culprit, since Firefox suddenly couldn't verify the integrity of any third-party add-ons anymore and thus automatically disabled everything for everyone.

This is to disable the signature, but we can also change the date of the system to the previous day to resolve it temporarily, but that can lead to other problems. "Their data is not lost; users should be able to re-install the add-ons and recover the data".

Firefox users all over the world are now facing the problem of add-ons not working. We're working on releasing a fix for both, and will provide updates here and on social media, they add.

"So sorry for the issue we're having with add-ons right now", Firefox said in a tweet.

This means that critical features like ad-blocking are disabled for everyone at this time, and everyone is dealing with the garbage version of the Internet if they are using Firefox.

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser.

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The status of the update could be in the Active studies or Completed studies section. Fortunately, the problem has now been fixed, and if your browser doesn't update itself automatically, you can update it manually by downloading installation files here or here. Follow the steps mentioned ahead in the post to enable it.

Enlarge / You'll need to turn "Studies" on for the patch to install.

Check the box to enable it.

This isn't the first time this sort of thing has happened with Firefox.

Mozilla says that it's using the Studies system to fix the blunder rapidly, and on the off chance that you've disabled that, you'll have to reenable it. I am expecting in a couple of days; Firefox should get security or a general update to fix this for good.

The bug started to make its rounds late Friday, May 3rd, when users found all of their browser customizations deactivated.

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