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Firefox accusing me of distributing malware on my site

Before getting too caught up in your anger against Firefox and Google Safe Browsing, the first step is to figure out whether Google Safe Browsing is right. It's not uncommon for sites to distribute ...
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Is there an easy way to see amount of compression in Chrome?

Updated answer for 2017: Yes. The size column in the Network tab in Chrome Developer Tools has both the compressed and uncompressed size, for gzip, brotli and whatever comes in future. Eg: Here the ...
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Why does my IP address become Google's IP address when using Chrome on the mobile?

You have Data Saver turned on in the settings of Google Chrome. It proxies all your HTTP (not HTTPS or incognito) traffic through an optimisation server at Google to make the pages smaller.
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Are there other options besides HTTPS for securing a website to avoid text input warnings in Chrome?

is there any other way to make my connection secured ? Google isn't just complaining about "security" (which could include a number of different topics), it is specifically targeting encryption / ...
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Firefox accusing me of distributing malware on my site

Source Recently started to delete downloads claiming 'virus or spyware'. "Last two days, some of the download have been started to be deleted by saying that 'Blocked: may contain virus or spyware' ...
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How to prevent pictures from being downloaded by right-clicking on them or Inspecting the web page?

You can't prevent it, you can only stop people who don't understand coding. Generally it is done with Javascript which is easy to disable. Further, it is a trivial matter to take a screenshot of an ...
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How to prevent pictures from being downloaded by right-clicking on them or Inspecting the web page?

By definition, if a visitor can view an image, it has already been downloaded. That's how a web page works. You can however use a variety of tactics to make it more difficult to do so. As you've ...
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Firefox accusing me of distributing malware on my site

I've had to discontinue use of UPX with my own software because many virus scanners consider packer use to be de facto evidence of wrongdoing. You might try posting an unpacked version of your ...
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Why does the internet think Microsoft Edge is Google Chrome?

Because Microsoft Edge presents a User-Agent string that contains the word Chrome. And, for that matter, Safari. Check out http://whatsmyuseragent.com/ and you'll see something like this: (Emphasis ...
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Firefox accusing me of distributing malware on my site

I did a view source on the page you linked, and well, that raises a question: Was it you that added the following script tag to your site? Or did someone manage to sneak that into your wordpress? &...
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Is there an easy way to see amount of compression in Chrome?

Update for 2017 When using large icons, the chrome dev tools show a before and after compression size in the network tabs. I confirmed by switching gzip off and on on my webserver.
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Chrome's built-in PDF viewer won't display our PDF forms

Basically, you need to force the download of the PDF file. If you edit the .htaccess file and add this code, all PDF files should be downloaded instead of opened in your site. <FilesMatch "\.(?i:...
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Firefox accusing me of distributing malware on my site

...compressed the app's EXE with UPX compressor... ~10 years ago, UPX was commonly used by viruses to make them more difficult to detect and reverse-engineer. In fact, it became so common that many ...
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How to prevent pictures from being downloaded by right-clicking on them or Inspecting the web page?

One more trick to make it a little harder, which also works with Javascript disabled. Use CSS to position a transparent element over the image, so that right clicking it does not show the image-...
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Do I need a wildcard SSL certificate for inclusion in the HSTS preload list?

Do all subdomains need to use HTTPS? Technically, to be included only the root domain needs to be using HTTPS, but once you get included then any sites under the root domain need to use HTTPS, ...
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Google Open Sans font does not display correct weight in Google Chrome

It turns out I had a desktop version of the "Open Sans Light" font installed in my Windows machine. After reading this thread: Issue 340: Open Sans 400 is showing as condensed light in Chrome and ...
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Why does Chrome resolve websitename.localhost as localhost?

From the Wikipedia entry for .localhost (TLD): As a top-level domain, the name has traditionally been defined statically in host DNS implementations with address records (A and AAAA) pointing to ...
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Why does Chrome resolve websitename.localhost as localhost?

From https://ma.ttias.be/chrome-force-dev-domains-https-via-preloaded-hsts/ There's a proposal to add the .localhost domain as a new standard, which will make lives of developers way easier. It would ...
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How to create site search feature in address bar of Chrome?

Assuming that you have a search feature on your site then you can take advantage of the OpenSearch functionality in Chrome. Taken from the Chromium documentation: To enable this for all users (even ...
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Why is Chrome caching my login page?

no-cache is not as strong as no-store. Chrome's documentation indicates that no-cache indicates a re-usable document, while no-store indicates that it should not be re-used. Based on this ...
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HTTP webpage is showing "Not Secure" in Chrome

This is a move to make the web more secure. Additionally, it protects all visitors to your site. The long-term solution is to implement SSL on your website(s), as all websites will eventually need to ...
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My Chrome Developer Tools is missing the Animation Inspector button

Ah, found another way to get it working: Click the 3 dots to the top right, then More Tools, then select Animations
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How did Google, Comscore and Grapeshot learn of a secret page

"It feels like I have spyware on my computer." Oh, it's much worse than that. There is spyware on everything but your computer, probably. Grapeshot is an Oracle service. Here are a few ...
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Do I need a wildcard SSL certificate for inclusion in the HSTS preload list?

It is not mandatory to have a wildcard SSL Certificate for the inclusion in the HSTS preload list. If you have a single domain you can use any Domain Validated SSL Certificate for the inclusion in ...
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Rendering of Raleway (Google Web Fonts) in Google Chrome browser

This is a known issue with Raleway and some versions of Chrome, it's related to anti-aliasing of fonts. This is a fix for windows, using SVG in the css /*FIX FONT FOR GOOGLE CHROME ON WINDOWS*/ @...
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Firefox accusing me of distributing malware on my site

I run a 20 year old software enthusiast website, and I also run into your issues. This is a site that had its heyday at around year 2000 and now functions as an archive. Around 3 times every year, ...
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Chrome doesn't remember vertical scroll position of my website when reloading the page?

In my case was a css issue at body (Firefox, Safari not affected by the problem): overflow: auto; After I remove it, it seems to work well.
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Are there other options besides HTTPS for securing a website to avoid text input warnings in Chrome?

I don't recommend, but you can bypass this message, by not using the original input text fields. You can create your own input fields, using regular div that have onkeypress event. Or you can create a ...
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Are there other options besides HTTPS for securing a website to avoid text input warnings in Chrome?

If you're just serving static files or can put a proxy in front you could use a server like caddy server which handles all of this for you by using lets encrypt, this takes the pain out of ...
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