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Why does FirefoxPortable phone home?

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zibeli
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Why does FirefoxPortable phone home?

I've been experimenting with FirefoxPortable run locally and according to my firewall, the firefox.exe it launches tries to connect to portableapps.com every time it starts, although I have set the home page to blank and turned off all the firefox options that would likely result in automatically contacting external servers (e.g. phishing checking, auto update checking). Call me paranoid, but I'm not a big fan of apps that silently "phone home" - can anyone tell me for what purpose the firefox binary launched by FirefoxPortable is trying to contact portableapps.com?

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Live Bookmark

Hi zibeli. It doesn't phone home. There's a live bookmark (aka RSS feed) in the personal toolbar for PortableApps.com News. There's one for the BBC, too, so you'll see a connection to that as well. Firefox preloads them for fast access. You're free to delete them.

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Ahhh, I'd configured firefox

Ahhh, I'd configured firefox without any of the toolbars and didn't think to check for live bookmarks. Thanks a lot for both your quick response and kind welcome.

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