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Obsoleted by Bug 338598. Only appears in Firefox 2.0a3.

Firefox 2.0 incorporates the Google Safe Browsing extension in its own Phishing Protection feature to detect and warn users of phishy web sites.

When a user wants to report a possibly phishy website or a false positive, they’ll be directed to the URL in this preference if this Safe Browsing service is selected in browser.safebrowsing.dataProvider.

This is an enumerated preference: all preferences whose names start with browser.safebrowsing.provider. are read to generate the list of Safe Browsing providers. The * in the preference name is a non-negative integer, and matches the number in the other preferences needed to describe a provider. It also determines the order in which the providers appear in the options dialog.

Renamed to browser.safebrowsing.provider.*.reportGenericURL.

Possible values and their effects

The URL pointing to the generic phishy site reporting form.

By default, the following preference and value existed:


First checked in

2006-05-12 by Brett Wilson

Has an effect in

  • Mozilla Firefox (nightly builds from 2006-05-12 to 2006-06-07, and 2.0alpha3)

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