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Why is the browser updating every time it starts?

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This is not a gripe about frequent updates, nor a case of being redirected to the "browser updated" page every time I start Firefox.

What is happening is that every time I open Firefox, I get a message from Windows asking for permission to let Firefox perform an update, then after I click "Yes" a window with a loading bar that says "Firefox is installing your updates, this may take a few moments..." or something similar to that comes up, and then the browser opens when it is done updating.

This happens literally every time I start Firefox, even if I close it and immediately start it again. This has been happening for several days now, and refreshing Firefox has not helped.

Help?

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Can you go to www.getfirefox.com, download the latest version, install it, and then let me know if you still have this issue?

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Can you go to www.getfirefox.com, download the latest version, install it, and then let me know if you still have this issue?

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Yeah, that seems to have done it. Guess I should have tried that in the first place, I was just worried because that behavior seemed virus-like and I was wondering if there were any known threats along those lines. Thanks, Tyler!