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How do I prevent FIrefox updates from resetting my privacy settings?

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Very frequently I see that my privacy settings have been completely opened up after a Firefox update. This defeats my purpose in using Firefox to start with, which is to have strict settings. How can I stop this from happening?

Very frequently I see that my privacy settings have been completely opened up after a Firefox update. This defeats my purpose in using Firefox to start with, which is to have strict settings. How can I stop this from happening?
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SHAIN 0 solutions 12 answers

To disable these checks:

  1.Click the menu button and choose Options.Preferences.
  2. Select the Advanced panel.
  3. Select the Update tab.
  4. Check Never check for updates (not recommended: security risk) and uncheck Search Engines.
  5. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.
To disable these checks: 1.Click the menu button and choose Options.Preferences. 2. Select the Advanced panel. 3. Select the Update tab. 4. Check Never check for updates (not recommended: security risk) and uncheck Search Engines. 5. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.
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Never updating Firefox is also not ideal. I want to be able to install updates without my settings being changed.

Never updating Firefox is also not ideal. I want to be able to install updates without my settings being changed.
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cor-el
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What settings is this about? Updating Firefox shouldn't modify settings stored in the profile folder. If that still happens then there is usually some security software involved.

What settings is this about? Updating Firefox shouldn't modify settings stored in the profile folder. If that still happens then there is usually some security software involved.
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For example, I always set all browsers to delete browsing history upon exit. After the last couple of updates, I have had to re-set that option.

For example, I always set all browsers to delete browsing history upon exit. After the last couple of updates, I have had to re-set that option.
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