uBlock Origin - RIP?

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uBlock Origin - RIP?

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I've been using uBlock Origin for a number of years now and have been very happy with it. Today I launched Firefox and noticed ads all over the place. A bit of research revealed that Firefox had disabled uBO.
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Does anyone have any background on this and any suggestions for a replacement?
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Mozilla has let a certificate expire that many developers have used to sign their Firefox add-ons. As a result, those add-ons have been disabled by Firefox. Once Mozilla has renewed the certificate, the add-ons should work again.
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Firefox had certificate issues earlier today seems to fixed now

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Thanks. I still have the problem but I will wait to see if the issue resolves itself. Looks like uBlock Origin is still available for download from Mozilla.
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uBlock Origin and NoScript are still disabled for me...
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Try this link for more info https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/ad ... ll-firefox" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Thanks, I'll try it.
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Oddly enough, I've had no problem with any of my Firefox extensions.
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It depends on whether extensions used this particular certificate from Mozilla.
Also, it may take time before Firefox checks the certificate. I was able to use my extensions most of yesterday, long after the problem kicked in. Sometime in the evening, they were disabled...
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Moved to the Firefox forum (thanks Ken/stuck!)
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Firefox 66.0.4 has been released. If it is not installed automatically, select the hamburger menu > Help > About Firefox.

My add-ins are working again.
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Update applied. All is now well with the world (of Firefox). Thanks.
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My desktop didn't get bitten by this bug and initially my netbook was OK too but late yesterday (Sun 5 May) it choked.

Both machines are on 66.0.4 now and the update has fixed the netbook.

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