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Firefox incorporates the Google Safe Browsing extension in its own Phishing Protection feature to detect and warn users of phishy web sites.

The list of phishy websites (and of malware-hosting pages) is normally updated periodically from Google. If one of the updates fails, though, Firefox must use an outdated blacklist. To avoid this, Firefox will automatically re-check a site if it looks phishy and the blacklist is possibly out-of-date.

This preference contains a list of SQLite tables in which possibly out-of-date data may occur.

Possible values and their effects

A comma-separated list of SQLite tables containing phishing/malware data that may be out-of-date when updates fail. Default value is goog-phish-shavar,goog-malware-shavar


First checked in

2008-04-15 by Dave Camp

Has an effect in

  • Firefox (nightly builds since 2008-04-15)

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