NoScript Removal Question
Posted by: duffy2009
Date: January 06, 2010 05:56PM

I just found out today that I should have installed Policies Manager and not NoScript. In the Policies Manager download there is a ReadMe text file that says the following.

policy manager will not work properly if you have noscript installed. make sure to uninstall noscript first. if you have previously installed noscript and removed it..there might be remnant noscript settings that can conflict with policy manager, you must delete all noscript settings from prefs.js..

you can remove noscript prefs by opening your profile prefs.js in notepad and remove those settings..a better and safer way is by using the preferential extension available at
install preferential and then open it from edit>configuartion>advanced config ..find noscript strings and delete them

please note: noscript is not a recommended addon because its original author maone is not a trustworthy person (suspected hacker/malware programmer)


OK, I downloaded and installed "preferential" and when I go into Edit>Configuration> ... there is no "Advanced Config" showing. Why am I not seeing this next step? I have manually removed what was installed when I installed NoScript. One item I found in the Components Folder is "nsPROXYAUTOCONFIG" ... that wasn't in my original install ... should that also be removed ? ... does that "ns" stand for NoScript or maybe something with Netscape or "network security". Anything else I should look for before I install Policies Manager? thanks ...

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/06/2010 06:19PM by duffy2009.

Re: NoScript Removal Question
Posted by: mhf
Date: January 06, 2010 06:35PM

I had the same problem !
The menu entry is called : Menu>Configuration>Extra Config

Once in Preferential do a search for NoScript - there are a lot of entries. However after doing that I still had to do a manual search for bits and pieces here and there in the folders.

I can't answer for the rest, but can say that Policy Manager is much better than NoScript.

Re: NoScript Removal Question
Posted by: desga2
Date: January 06, 2010 08:33PM

The correct menu path in KM 1.5.x is : Edit -> Configuration -> Browser Configuration. (or go to about:config in your URL bar)

"nsPROXYAUTOCONFIG" is a K-Meleon component file, is not a NoScript's file, not delete it.

- List of NoScript's files:

..\locales\xx-YY\NoScript.kml (xx-YY is your local language)

K-Meleon in Spanish

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/06/2010 08:41PM by desga2.

Re: NoScript Removal Question
Posted by: duffy2009
Date: January 06, 2010 10:57PM

Hey thanks guys for the good info ... I found a NoScript item in every language folder in "locales" and took them all out. Wow, what a lot of "extra" work to get rid of that thing. Wish I had done more research before I had installed NoScript in the first place. I have four laptops to fix. Thanks again for the info, I would have never figured everything out ... probably would have missed something.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/06/2010 10:58PM by duffy2009.

Re: NoScript Removal Question
Posted by: JujuLand
Date: January 08, 2010 12:39AM

I you use KMES to install a K-Meleon Extension, when uninstalling with KMESmanager, all the files are removed automatically.

There are only prefs in prefs.js which aren't removed, because an install /uninstall is global, and prefs are per user.

I have tried to make a mechanism to delte for all profiles, but it's a pain to do and it slows K-Meleon at startup without gain compared having some prefs unremoved.


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