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Security Error in Firefox

KB-922

Solution

Problem or Question:

I get the following message:

Could not initialize the application's security component. The most likely cause is problems with files in your application's profile directory. Please check that this directory has no read/write restrictions and your hard disk is not full or close to full. It is recommended that you exit the application and fix the problem. If you continue to use this session, you might see incorrect application behaviour when accessing security features.

Environment:

Mozilla Firefox

Solution or Answer:

Reset Firefox to its factory settings without removing profile specific information.

1) Click the Firefox button, at the top of the Firefox window

2) Go over to the Help sub-menu

3) Select Troubleshooting Information

4) Click the Reset Firefox… button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.

5) Click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens. Firefox will close and be reset. When it's done, a window will list the information that was imported.

6) Click Finish and Firefox will open.

Cause:

Corrupted files




Article Details

Last Updated
13th September 2013 01:44:38 pm

Submitted By
JLT

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