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URL Is Not Valid and Cannot Be Loaded Solution

I have been plagued by this error message “URL Is Not Valid and Cannot Be Loaded” from my Firefox for last 10 days or so with no solution. Well lo and behold – solution turned out to be extremely simple!

If you have seen message like this when you try to access any random links in Firefox:

url-is-not-valid

…than read on for Stupidly Simple Solution I have found!

I have searched all over the place trying to find the issue and find a solution, a few suggestions I have found were pointing to possible extension or a theme so I decided to take simple steps:

  1. Disabled All Add-Ons
  2. Uninstalled ALL Add-Ons
  3. Started Installed them back – one at the time, testing after each!

Turns Out Latest Google Toolbar add-on is what was causing the issues! On that note – Google Toolbar is GONE from both Firefox and Internet Exploder.

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43 Responses to “URL Is Not Valid and Cannot Be Loaded Solution”

  1. Jim Clary says:

    That is the danger sometimes with toolbars. I had a Yahoo toolbar cause a lot of problems a few years ago.
    .-= Jim Clary´s last blog ..5 Simple Steps To Rank On Page 1 Of Google =-.

  2. Thanks for the heads-up on this, Alex – it was quite an annoying development!
    .-= Doug Champigny´s last blog ..See The POWER OF FREE In A Live Pre-Launch Right Now! =-.

    • TheSpotter says:

      Yeah, I found this one to be quite annoying! And also I DO NOT like Windows 7, nothing but issues with connectivity, same as Vista. Sadly MS created another screwed up OS

      • rebecca says:

        i havent downloaded any addons & its saying “url not valid and conot be loaded”, when i try to login to: facebook, yahoo, ect. how do i fix it? i just got this computer.

        Thanks

        • Thobani
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          Its a great pleasure to give you a tip @ how you can solve your problem. I was having such a problem, and solved it by checking my date is correct or not. just check your date on your system maybe it is counting on wrong year.

  3. James K says:

    Thank you,

    That has been irritating the crap out of me for a while now but just recently gotten to be so bad.

    I just recently solved another issue with that bar, Should have checked it before searching, But the Google updater kept setting off Norton 360 saying the updater was attacking my PC.

    But any ways thanks again,

    ~James
    .-= James K´s last blog ..Flock: Mozilla’s Social Media Browser at first glance =-.

  4. Lex says:

    Nothing to do with add ons or plug ins guys, it’s the fault of the web developer for leaving iFrames in the web page without a resolving address. Some browsers ignore it but FF doesn’t like it. Good for us web developers to get these notices when testing but bad for web surfers if it’s not been addressed during development! Hope this helps…

  5. Stan The Man says:

    I use the same toolbar and never had that issue. Try installing it again, I would say the problem is somewhere else.
    .-= Stan The Man´s last blog ..How To Grow Taller – 7 Basic Tips =-.

  6. CAROLYN FORSMAN says:

    for us non geeks where do i disable “add ons” .i went to control panel remove programs and i removed the google toolbar from IE. there is no option to remove it from Firefox,the toolbar is gone from both. alas i still get the popup. . .

    • Hank says:

      For me, at least, the problem was caused by the installation of Norton 360 add-ons, specifically Norton IPS 1.0 and Norton Toolbar 3.7. As soon as I disabled them, the problem went away. Just another POS from Symantec! To Disable click on Tools – Add-ons then Uninstall. Easy!

      • I thought you were really on to something, Hank, since this infamous error message seemed to appear right after I installed Norton. But,alas, I dumped Norton & still get this annoying message. Any other ideas?

      • Ken says:

        Hank was correct for my situation, I had to do a system restore yesterday, which forced Norton to update it’s files to work again, after that, this error began happening to me as well
        Disabling the Norton add-ons fixed the problem for me.
        Thanks Hank

    • Dale says:

      Carolyn, I am also a non geek but if you go to the “tools” heading (whilst viewing a web page)you will then see the section “add-ons” in that section somewhere there will be the google toolbar add-on, disable it first, just to see if it works.

      I’m sure there’s probably a quicker way, but this worked for me.

  7. Dale says:

    This solution worked a treat for me, just by deleting the Google toolbar add-on has solved the problem. Many thanks

  8. JB says:

    I tried an older version of Google Toolbar (Follow LinK) https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6249 all is fine now. Just uninstall the new one and re-install this one.

  9. tom says:

    That problem was driving me nuts, but as soon as I removed the Google toolbar the problem disappeared. Thank you
    .-= tom´s last blog ..Promoting Your Online Business =-.

  10. Deb says:

    Works great! Thank you!!

  11. I had similar problems with this error. I did what JB suggested and uninstalled the new version of the google toolbar and installed the one he indicated.

    I don’t know how but it works. I don’t care if it’s because of the iframes or no iframes… IT WORKS!

    Thanks guys! :)
    .-= Remi Vladuceanu´s last blog ..Making Money Online With Coloring Books =-.

  12. Michael says:

    The problem also disappears if you add in the “http://” before the “www.” – it was a fast way for me to see the page I was looking for.

  13. Charles says:

    Wow.. that’s will be a pain for me.. I have 20+ addons and 30+ including extension/toolbars

  14. ki says:

    Thank you SO much!! I was just about to pull out my last patch of hair!! It really is the small things that drive you banana sandwich!!

  15. RH says:

    I don’t even have google toolbar active and can’t find it in addons to turn off or in programs to uninstall and I keep getting that stupid popup.

    • Kenny Boy says:

      It appears that there are many solutions but the only one that worked for me was to right click on the Mozilla icon on my desktop and select properties.Next click on the compatibility tab and disable visual themes. This fixed the problem immediately and I am now a much nicer person to be around.

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