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Webvisum CAPTCHA Solver returns to Firefox
Scott Davert Friday, 15-Apr-2016 09:19 AM ET
James Scholes, the creator of Codex, announced on Twitter the availability of a newly signed version of the Firefox extension called Webvisum. Webvisum has been a service which, among other things, allows for the solving of captchas on forms and in other places on the web. It works with Firefox for Windows only, and has been free ever since its first release.
Unfortunately, as of the end of 2015, the extension no longer functioned in the latest builds of the Firefox browser. Users could continue running the old version of Firefox and use the extension, but would be at risk of losing significant security updates from Mozilla. Mr. Scholes has created a newly signed version, which will now work with the newest releases of Firefox. You can download it from this link Mr. Scholes wishes to make it clear that he has no affiliation with the Webvisum Project, but that the version of the extension has gone through Mozilla's official signing process. This extension is free, like the older version of it was, and you will still be using Webvisum's servers. Your account information will still be valid if you had previously signed up for an account. When I installed the extension, I also was not required to even sign back in, even though I removed my previous installation of the Webvisum extension.
The best way to get this working on your system is to navigate to the link above and press your Applications key or Shift f10. Choose to save link as, and download it like you would any other file. After downloading and saving it to your specific location, launch Firefox and press control O to open a file. Browse to the download, and press enter on it. Following the prompts, and then restarting Firefox, should have you running Webvisum successfully just like before.
If the above process does not work, it is likely because the older version of the Webvisum extension was previously disabled by Firefox, as it has not undergone the official signing process linked to above. If this is the case, open Firefox and press Alt T for the Tools menu,, followed by selecting "add-ons" by pressing enter. Then, press tab to get to the list view for the various types of add ons, and press you re up or down arrow to find "extensions. Then, press tab until you reach the list of add ons installed on your version of Firefox. Arrow down to Webvisum, then press shift f10, or your applications key to launch the context menu. Arrow down to remove and press enter.Category: News
Displaying 2 comments.darknexus Friday, 15-Apr-2016 11:46 AM ET:
It would seem, though, that the servers are still unmaintained as of yet. Would that be correct? There are quite a few newer CAPTCHAs I've found that it won't recognize properly.
charlsdarwin1 Friday, 22-Apr-2016 10:04 PM ET:
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