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Set to "Never update" -- tries to update!

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One attached image shows my update setting, which has been that way since install a few days ago. (Set to not update intentionally...because i don't want it to update)

Second image shows message I now get every time I open Firefox after renaming Updater.exe to prevent it from, ah, updating. Before doing that renaming, I started suddenly getting the Windows UAC dialog to allow updater to make changes to my computer, to which I said NO of course.

So two questions...

Why did it start trying to update when I have it set to never do that?

How do I get rid of the error message occurring on every open as it tries to run updater and can't?

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Modified by supmozilla

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Firefox 38.1.1 is an ESR version.

What is wrong with the latest Firefox 38.8.0esr version?

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cor-el said

Firefox 38.1.1 is an ESR version. What is wrong with the latest Firefox 38.8.0esr version?

Do you perhaps have a answer to my question instead of asking a different one?

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If you cripple Firefox by deliberately renaming files then this is at your own risk.

If files already have been downloaded and an update is pending then remove the files in the updates\0 folder and possibly the updated folder in the Firefox program folder.

I don't know if there are possible files in other locations (%LOCALAPPDATA%, VirtualStore), so you can check that as well.

C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Mozilla Firefox\
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cor-el said

If you cripple Firefox by deliberately renaming files then this is at your own risk. If files already have been downloaded and an update is pending then remove the files in the updates\0 folder and possibly the updated folder in the Firefox program folder. I don't know if there are possible files in other locations (%LOCALAPPDATA%, VirtualStore), so you can check that as well. C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Mozilla Firefox\

This beginning statement is a bit harsh, don't you think? Of course it is "at my risk." How could it be otherwise? Second, had I been a Firefox developer or such, I might have know of another way. But there was the dialog saying that the updat program wanted to change my computer. It actually seemed pretty logical to me that "changing things" so that program could not run would prevent the update that was trying to execute. I would ask how you would have prevented the update AT THAT POINT. But we are past that. I did what I did. If you think it is helpful to criticize me for taking that route, so be it.

I checked the places you identified and do not see anything there, so probably no update is downloaded--it was just trying to start the process EVEN THOUGH I SELECTED 'NEVER UPDATE.'