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Firefox Forcing Updates With Updates Turned OFF

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On 'inherited' machine installed FF 52.x. Win 7 Pro OS. Turned off updates. But updates still install, bringing me up to the latest version -- 60 or whatever. If I wanted the latest privacy-busting version I would install it. You are staring the reason I never donated to Mozilla straight in the face. Newer and newer 'improvements' equal less and less privacy and more nags -- true about every 'free' application, where they claim to be 'Non-Profit'. Write this in letters of Fire across your collective souls, Mozilla/Firefox -- the control remains with me, not ya'll. FF deleted on the inherited machine.

Went round and round 13x today deleting/installing. Where do I send the bill ?

On 'inherited' machine installed FF 52.x. Win 7 Pro OS. Turned off updates. But updates still install, bringing me up to the latest version -- 60 or whatever. If I wanted the latest privacy-busting version I would install it. You are staring the reason I never donated to Mozilla straight in the face. Newer and newer 'improvements' equal less and less privacy and more nags -- true about every 'free' application, where they claim to be 'Non-Profit'. Write this in letters of Fire across your collective souls, Mozilla/Firefox -- the control remains with me, not ya'll. FF deleted on the inherited machine. Went round and round 13x today deleting/installing. Where do I send the bill ?

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  • User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0

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jscher2000
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Is your question (A) how to keep the unsupported Firefox 52 ESR running, or (B) how to adapt a modern version of Firefox to your needs? Or were you just ranting and we should move on to someone asking for help?

Is your question (A) how to keep the unsupported Firefox 52 ESR running, or (B) how to adapt a modern version of Firefox to your needs? Or were you just ranting and we should move on to someone asking for help?

Fragesteller

BS. FF is attempting forced updates of all four machines in my home network, And that just started today. Including this one. In fact, when I opened FF to get into mail a few minutes ago, whence I am answering your response, another forced update tried to run, even though updates are OFF. I don't want the latest/greatest nags and privacy busters.

I watch the incoming/outgoing requests on the network monitor -- if you know what that is -- and am nonplussed at what 'free' applications try to do to my machines.

I just want to run what I have and be left alone.

As Justice William O. Douglas stated, The primary right of every man is the right to left alone and not bothered. Yeah, I do volunteer Law for disabled Veterans and just want to be left alone. Any problem with that ?

BS. FF is attempting forced updates of all four machines in my home network, And that just started today. Including this one. In fact, when I opened FF to get into mail a few minutes ago, whence I am answering your response, another forced update tried to run, even though updates are OFF. I don't want the latest/greatest nags and privacy busters. I watch the incoming/outgoing requests on the network monitor -- if you know what that is -- and am nonplussed at what 'free' applications try to do to my machines. I just want to run what I have and be left alone. As Justice William O. Douglas stated, The primary right of every man is the right to left alone and not bothered. Yeah, I do volunteer Law for disabled Veterans and just want to be left alone. Any problem with that ?
Shadow110 1072 Lösungen 14836 Antworten
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So what was the answer ? A or B ?

So what was the answer ? A or B ?

Fragesteller

The answer is D.

The answer is D.
jscher2000
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JoeJupa said

FF is attempting forced updates of all four machines in my home network, And that just started today. Including this one.

Firefox on Vista should not be offered any further updates, even though it will check for updates on a regular basis. 52.9.0esr is the end of the line for Firefox that detects it is running on Vista.

''JoeJupa [[#answer-1150231|said]]'' <blockquote> FF is attempting forced updates of all four machines in my home network, And that just started today. Including this one. </blockquote> Firefox on Vista should not be offered any further updates, even though it will check for updates on a regular basis. 52.9.0esr is the end of the line for Firefox that detects it is running on Vista.

Fragesteller

Fine. All four local machines will soon be at Win 7 Pro. The network monitor traffic has me concerned about the confidentiality of information passed trough the FF interface. Nobody except the three of us running the volunteer project and the Veterans we serve have any sort of right to capture any information passed through a browser interface. No right whatsoever.

Many valuable hours are consumed detecting and blocking/deleting programs that vacuum information from our workstations and server. We spend a lot of donated money on security rather than assisting our clients... Some of us out here have real world problems like I described -- no BS.

Fine. All four local machines will soon be at Win 7 Pro. The network monitor traffic has me concerned about the confidentiality of information passed trough the FF interface. Nobody except the three of us running the volunteer project and the Veterans we serve have any sort of right to capture any information passed through a browser interface. No right whatsoever. Many valuable hours are consumed detecting and blocking/deleting programs that vacuum information from our workstations and server. We spend a lot of donated money on security rather than assisting our clients... Some of us out here have real world problems like I described -- no BS.
Shadow110 1072 Lösungen 14836 Antworten
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Well hope you get what you need. Am sure all other Firefox Support Volunteers feel the same way.

Well hope you get what you need. Am sure all other Firefox Support Volunteers feel the same way.