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Updates ever other day....Why?

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I am getting updates on Firefox ever other day, and this has been going on for a while, but now it's getting kind of annoying! Why is my browser requesting updates every other day or so?

I am getting updates on Firefox ever other day, and this has been going on for a while, but now it's getting kind of annoying! Why is my browser requesting updates every other day or so?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 14.0 r0
  • Version 5.4.2.18903
  • Google Update
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • 5.1.30214.0
  • Picasa plugin
  • GEPlugin
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_37 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 11.3 r300
  • NDS Player Plugin
  • npPCShow Plugin
  • Google Updater pluginhttp://pack.google.com/
  • PlayStation(R)Network Downloader Check Plug-in
  • 2.0
  • 1.3
  • NPWLPG
  • BlackBerry WebSL Browser Plug-In
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin version 1.0.0.7
  • Office Live Update v1.5
  • npdnu
  • npdnupdater2
  • 1.9.0009.1
  • np-mswmp
  • Yahoo! activeX Plug-in Bridge
  • WindizUpdate for Firefox, Mozilla, Opera and Netscape; version 2.0.2007.0309. For details, visit windizupdate.com

Application

  • Firefox 31.0
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/31.0/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Autofill Forms 0.9.9.0 (autofillForms@blueimp.net)
  • Norton Vulnerability Protection 12.2.0.5 - 1 ({BBDA0591-3099-440a-AA10-41764D9DB4DB})
  • Troubleshooter 1.1a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)
  • Norton Toolbar 2014.7.2.6 ({2D3F3651-74B9-4795-BDEC-6DA2F431CB62}) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x05e2
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: 896
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x10de
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 6.2.9200.16571
  • driverDate: 1-18-2013
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 9.18.13.1106
  • driverVersion2:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureSkiaAccelerated': 0}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 2
  • numTotalWindows: 2
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Direct3D9Ex vs_3_0 ps_3_0)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: False
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 10

Modified Preferences

  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar: 0
  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
  • browser.cache.frecency_experiment: 2
  • browser.display.background_color: #C0C0C0
  • browser.display.use_system_colors: True
  • browser.fixup.alternate.enabled: False
  • browser.history_expire_days.mirror: 180
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 7
  • browser.search.useDBForOrder: True
  • browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20140616143923
  • browser.startup.homepage: https://tsajobs.tsa.dhs.gov/CandidateDashboard/|http://www.topradiosites.com/source/admin/validate.php|https://www.google.com/|https://www.google.com/voice/b/0#inbox
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20140616143923
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 31.0
  • browser.tabs.warnOnClose: False
  • dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.npcoolirisplugin.dll: False
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • dom.w3c_touch_events.expose: False
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 31.0
  • gfx.blacklist.suggested-driver-version: 257.21
  • gfx.direct3d.checkDX10: False
  • gfx.direct3d.last_used_feature_level_idx: 1
  • keyword.URL: http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&hl=en&q=
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • network.protocol-handler.warn-external.dnupdate: False
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1403354035
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858
  • places.history.expiration.transient_optimal_database_size: 167772160
  • places.last_vacuum: 1301246429
  • plugin.importedState: True
  • plugin.state.nppdf: 0
  • plugins.update.url: https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/en/default_reporter.asp?pagetype=followup
  • privacy.clearOnShutdown.downloads: False
  • privacy.clearOnShutdown.formdata: False
  • privacy.clearOnShutdown.history: False
  • privacy.cpd.cache: False
  • privacy.cpd.downloads: False
  • privacy.cpd.formdata: False
  • privacy.cpd.history: False
  • privacy.cpd.sessions: False
  • privacy.item.cache: True
  • privacy.item.downloads: False
  • privacy.item.formdata: False
  • privacy.item.history: False
  • privacy.item.passwords: False
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
  • privacy.sanitize.promptOnSanitize: False
  • privacy.sanitize.timeSpan: 2
  • security.warn_viewing_mixed: False
  • storage.vacuum.last.index: 1
  • storage.vacuum.last.places.sqlite: 1402164884

Misc

  • User JS: Yes
  • Accessibility: No
philipp
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hello, you appear to be using a pre-release beta version which receives frequent updates - you could download and switch to the firefox release version instead which is getting updates on a six week schedule: https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/channel/#firefox

hello, you appear to be using a pre-release beta version which receives frequent updates - you could download and switch to the firefox release version instead which is getting updates on a six week schedule: https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/channel/#firefox
cor-el
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When you are on the Beta update channel then you usually updates twice a week (Tuesday and Friday).

  • "3-bar" Firefox menu button: Help Help-29 > About Firefox
When you are on the Beta update channel then you usually updates twice a week (Tuesday and Friday). *"3-bar" Firefox menu button: Help [[Image:Help-29]] > About Firefox
James
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The Beta channel usually gets say six to twelve updates for each new version with nine being the usual amount in last number of Releases.

So far there is a 31.0b3 yet the Beta page on mozilla.org still links to the old 31.0b1

The more bleeding edge Aurora and Nightly channels gets checkins almost everyday and therefore it gets a update each of those days.


The Firefox Release which is currently 30.0 does not get updates unless they felt a chemspill update was warranted for either security and or stability bug fixes and the first update version would be 30.0.1.

The Beta channel usually gets say six to twelve updates for each new version with nine being the usual amount in last number of Releases. So far there is a 31.0b3 yet the Beta page on mozilla.org still links to the old 31.0b1 The more bleeding edge Aurora and Nightly channels gets checkins almost everyday and therefore it gets a update each of those days. The Firefox Release which is currently 30.0 does not get updates unless they felt a chemspill update was warranted for either security and or stability bug fixes and the first update version would be 30.0.1.

Modified by James

FredMcD
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Installed Plug-ins

Shockwave Flash 14.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 11.3 r300

Having more than one version of a program may cause issues.

Your System Details shows; Installed Plug-ins Shockwave Flash 14.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 11.3 r300 Having more than one version of a program may cause issues.