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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.

This preference determines the URL from which blacklist information is retrieved if browser.safebrowsing.remoteLookups is false and 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.

This preference was previously named urlclassifier.provider.*.updateURL.

Possible values and their effects

The URL from which blacklist information is retrieved.

By default, the following preference and value exists:


In trunk builds:


(The string {moz:client} is replaced by 'navclient-auto-ffox' plus the version number for official builds. The string {moz:version} is replaced by the browser’s version of Gecko.)


First checked in

2006-06-07 by Tony Chang

Has an effect in

  • Mozilla Firefox (nightly builds since 2006-06-07; 2.0a3 and above)

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