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How to BLOCK auto-updates?? BACK TO THE FUTURE - haven't had this problem for years - suddenly I'm -forced- to update and the side-effects are a disaster!

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Was running successfully with 60.0 - INCLUDING Noscript I believe. 61 got force-fed (not "offered") to me and I'm screwed.

Was running successfully with 60.0 - INCLUDING Noscript I believe. 61 got force-fed (not "offered") to me and I'm screwed.

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  • Shockwave Flash 30.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:61.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/61.0

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DAMN YOU MOZILLA - just FORCE-FED 62.0.2 to me.

THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

AND - IT CRASHED MY PC.

DAMN YOU MOZILLA - just FORCE-FED 62.0.2 to me. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. AND - IT CRASHED MY PC.

Modified by BillM

WestEnd
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@BillM were you able to do this setting and no update?

@BillM were you able to do this setting and no update?

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Question owner

This PC was set for "check for updates but let you choose to install them." (The setting ANY RATIONAL ENGLISH-SPEAKING USER WOULD TAKE AT FACE VALUE.)

NOT ONLY did it download the update, it triggered a WINDOWS CRASH.

Event Viewer shows a boatload of:

"Circular Kernel Context Logger" failed to start with the following error: 0xC0000035

(which sounds dimly familiar from years ago... obviously not a Mozilla issue per se.

This PC was set for "check for updates but let you choose to install them." (The setting ANY RATIONAL ENGLISH-SPEAKING USER WOULD TAKE AT FACE VALUE.) NOT ONLY did it download the update, it triggered a WINDOWS CRASH. Event Viewer shows a boatload of: "Circular Kernel Context Logger" failed to start with the following error: 0xC0000035 (which sounds dimly familiar from years ago... obviously not a Mozilla issue per se.

Modified by BillM

Question owner

On my laptop, Mozilla Maintenance Service is set to Manual start and it was NOT running - which would seem like rational settings.

But 62.0.2 was STILL pushed to me this morning. (From something else on the network, I imagine. NOT GOOD.)

Do we need to create a DISTINCT, CLIENT-side service that forcibly BLOCKS Mozilla updates??

Let's see how many other users get bitten by this today.

On my laptop, Mozilla Maintenance Service is set to Manual start and it was NOT running - which would seem like rational settings. But 62.0.2 was STILL pushed to me this morning. (From something else on the network, I imagine. NOT GOOD.) Do we need to create a DISTINCT, CLIENT-side service that forcibly BLOCKS Mozilla updates?? Let's see how many other users get bitten by this today.

Modified by BillM

McCoy
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Call me stubborn, but I repeat :

Would you please take a look at this (scroll down some) : https://www.technipages.com/enable-disable-automatic-updates-in-firefox
Call me stubborn, but I repeat : <blockquote> Would you please take a look at this (scroll down some) : https://www.technipages.com/enable-disable-automatic-updates-in-firefox </blockquote>
Pj
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BillM said

This PC was set for "check for updates but let you choose to install them."

Why haven't you changed it to 'Not Update'?


~Pj

''BillM [[#answer-1158089|said]]'' <blockquote> This PC was set for "'''check for updates but let you choose to install them.'''" </blockquote> Why haven't you changed it to 'Not Update'? ~Pj

Question owner

MOZILLA - THIS IS NOW OFFICIALLY A BUG - PRODUCT DOES NOT WORK AS DOCUMENTED.

Therefore, Firefox itself is now "Not Recommended."

[Personal attack removed by moderator. Please read Forum rules and guidelines, thanks.]

<!-- Because I'm accustomed to people who READ ENGLISH ... including the phrase "Not Recommended") --> MOZILLA - THIS IS NOW OFFICIALLY A BUG - PRODUCT DOES NOT WORK AS DOCUMENTED. Therefore, Firefox itself is now "Not Recommended." ''[Personal attack removed by moderator. Please read [[Forum rules and guidelines]], thanks.]''

Modified by Chris Ilias

McCoy
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Giving it one more try :

Would you please take a look at this (scroll down some) :

https://www.technipages.com/enable-disable-automatic-updates-in-firefox

Giving it one more try : Would you please take a look at this (scroll down some) : https://www.technipages.com/enable-disable-automatic-updates-in-firefox

Question owner

62.0.2 CRASHED on me this morning. Worst of all worlds: FORCE-FEED a new release to customers ... a 62.0.2 release that CRASHES - VERY SOON - (when installed on top of a stable 62.0).

I ask again: Where is Quality Control??

62.0.2 CRASHED on me this morning. Worst of all worlds: FORCE-FEED a new release to customers ... a 62.0.2 release that CRASHES - VERY SOON - (when installed on top of a stable 62.0). I ask again: Where is Quality Control??

Modified by BillM

Chris Ilias
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Hi Bill, Is there a reason you're not trying the advice McCoy posted? If you're having trouble following the instructions, remember that we're here to help. ☺️

Hi Bill, Is there a reason you're not trying the advice McCoy posted? If you're having trouble following the instructions, remember that we're here to help. ☺️

Question owner

I tried McCoy's advice - using the technipages "From Firefox Menus" he suggested - but it **arrived too late**. I can hope this was my "once" ... but the PRODUCT should not PERMIT serious failures like this. THAT is a BUG.

I have (ahem) "reassigned" developers of commercial software who did not adequately test products before release. Over the past decade, I've been spoiled enough by Mozilla quality to trust it.

Obviously, that ends today... **IF** I can manage to BLOCK Mozilla from force-feeding me buggy releases! (And the folks in my network now know to avoid this release, if it's not already too late.)

I tried McCoy's advice - using the technipages "From Firefox Menus" he suggested - but it **arrived too late**. I can hope this was my "once" ... but the PRODUCT should not PERMIT serious failures like this. THAT is a BUG. I have (ahem) "reassigned" developers of commercial software who did not adequately test products before release. Over the past decade, I've been spoiled enough by Mozilla quality to trust it. Obviously, that ends today... **IF** I can manage to BLOCK Mozilla from force-feeding me buggy releases! (And the folks in my network now know to avoid this release, if it's not already too late.)

Modified by BillM

Tyler Downer
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I'm locking this thread. You should be using the latest version of Firefox, which at time of writing is 62.0.2, with updates enabled.

If you have a crash in Firefox, please open a new thread with the crash ID's

I'm locking this thread. You should be using the latest version of Firefox, which at time of writing is 62.0.2, with updates enabled. If you have a crash in Firefox, please open a new thread with the crash ID's

Modified by Tyler Downer