What is the Mozilla Maintenance Service?
- Revision id: 23127
- Creator: Michael Verdi
- Comment: 1st draft
- Reviewed: Yes
- Reviewed by: Verdi
- Is approved? Yes
- Is current revision? No
- Ready for localization: No
Firefox now installs an optional program called the Mozilla Maintenance Service. This program allows Firefox to install updates without requiring you to click yes in the Windows User Account Control (UAC) dialog.
How does the Mozilla Maintenance Service work?Once Firefox has downloaded an update, the Mozilla Maintenance Service gets permission from Windows to allow the update to be applied without requiring you to click yes in the Windows User Account Control (UAC) dialog. Until that time, the program doesn't run so it doesn't consume any resources. And once the update process begins, the program quits.
Disabling the Mozilla Maintenance Service
If you'd like to be prompted to authorize Firefox updates, you can disable the Mozilla Maintenance Service.
- Click the menu button and choose . . .
- Click the panel.
- Click the tab. The update options are displayed.
- Uncheck the box next to Use a background service to install updates.
- Click to close the Options window.