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

Each Safe Browsing provider (e.g., Google) may specify a chrome fallback URL that describes their privacy policy, used when the primary URL fails. The fallback URL is stored in this preference.

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.

Possible values and their effects

The fallback URL for the safe browsing provider’s privacy policy.

By default, the following preference/value pair exists:


First checked in

2006-09-07 by Tony Chang

Has an effect in

  • Mozilla Firefox (nightly builds since 2006-09-07; 2.0)

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