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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.

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.

Originally named browser.safebrowsing.provider.*.genericReportURL.

Possible values and their effects

The URL pointing to the generic phishy site reporting form.

By default, the following preference and value pair exists:


(The string {moz:locale} is replaced by the value of general.useragent.locale.)

First checked in

2006-06-07 by Tony Chang

Has an effect in

  • Mozilla Firefox (nightly builds since 2006-06-07)

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