Avast and AVG Are Causing Firefox Users To Lose Saved Passwords
An anonymous reader shares a report: Firefox users are reporting that their saved passwords have been lost, with the problem seemingly caused by antivirus software rather than being an issue with Firefox itself. Antivirus software such as Avast and AVG appear to be corrupting the file in which Firefox stores passwords, rendering it unreadable. Thankfully, passwords can be recovered, but — for the time being — they will be corrupted again when you restart your computer.
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