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    deleteing entries in Fire Fox about:config

    I have been having major problems with FF accessing secure sites (https). In the past I used the https.everywhere add on. I have deleted it. It has left at least a couple of hundred boolean entries in the about:config data base, they are all in the same format. I would like to delete all these entries, I can now only delete one entry at a time by using the reset method then exiting FF then rebooting FF. I'm no masochist I would like to delete all the entries together. Does any member have any ideas how I can do it ?
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    Cool

    For your own safety Firefox does not allow you to multi-delete these files as it can seriously mess up Firefox if the wrong ones are deleted.
    You only need to reboot Firefox once you have completed the resets on all entries.
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    Thankyou for your comments I am aware there are dangers in deleting/altering entries in about:config. Those I want to delete have been added by https.everywhere to say there are many is an understatement it also added some of the web sites, in its format, I have visited. as an example I found it had added my banks address to the list. I have had plenty of trouble with accessing the banks site, which has a https prefix, and carrying out transactions. I have deleted my banks reference from the list and presto no more problems back to normal. Regards

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    This is one of a entries. They all follow the same format and were added by the FF addon.
    extensions.https_everywhere.Bitcoin;false
    This is an actual entry.

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    I have manually deleted the about:config entries referred to previously. It took me three days. I have an earlier entry titled "Secure Connection Failures" its 11 entries down from this one - with back ground. I did the following not necessarily in the order listed. Checked for Virus's and Malaware. Checked for IRQ and driver conflicts also if Bios was current. Deleted and uninstalled programs I no longer use. Defragmented HD. Checked Registry and compacted. Found the delete program I use does not fully clear registry of program traces as it is supposed to do. Manually removed these traces from the registry. These are the main actions/changes I did there are others like modifying/adding entries in about:config in an endeavour to increase FF speed. I wasn't so successful with Thunderrbird this could be because my ISP has made major changes to its mail system. Where am I now ? I no longer have problems with secure https sites. FF is very very slow to boot once there most bookmarks install almost instantly. My AV has been automatically updating its database for the last 24hrs. Its been an interesting journey. Thakyou FF. Regards.

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