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remove updates and repeated requests to download unwated updates like latin, spanish, russian dictionaries of Foxclocks

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incessant requests to download undesired updates. undersired updates installed slow startup. I want to stop the requests and remove unneeded or undesired updates

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Every time Firefox opened

== incessant requests to download undesired updates. undersired updates installed slow startup.

incessant requests to download undesired updates. undersired updates installed slow startup. I want to stop the requests and remove unneeded or undesired updates == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == incessant requests to download undesired updates. undersired updates installed slow startup.

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I upgraded my FF at the same time I posted , the recurring notice was that which showed up before each time the program opens, but only if as I did you choose NOT to add those particular add-ins. The ultimate solution was under tools as you suggested, (though not advanced) Thanks for the help!

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  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.0
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer DLL
  • GEPlugin
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  • Google Update
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_17 for Mozilla browsers
  • Java(TM) Platform SE binary
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.13) Gecko/2009073022 Firefox/3.0.13 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

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this is a startup and maint issue

the-edmeister
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1. The version of Firefox that you posted here with is two major versions behind the current release 3.6.x, and it is missing the last 6 security / stability updates that the 3.0 had issued 3.0.19 was the last. The version you have - 3.0.13 - was released in Aug 2009, so it's been awhile since your Firefox program has received any updates.

2. As far as updates for addons, it looks like Foxclocks received an up date in January, April, and twice in May; that's hardly in the "incessant" category, IMO.

3. If you don't want to receive updates at all, go to Tools > Addons >> Advanced and look at the Update option Tab. Uncheck the items you don't want any updates for.

1. The version of Firefox that you posted here with is two major versions behind the current release 3.6.x, and it is missing the last 6 security / stability updates that the 3.0 had issued 3.0.19 was the last. The version you have - 3.0.13 - was released in Aug 2009, so it's been awhile since your Firefox program has received any updates. 2. As far as updates for addons, it looks like Foxclocks received an up date in January, April, and twice in May; that's hardly in the "incessant" category, IMO. 3. If you don't want to receive updates at all, go to Tools > Addons >> Advanced and look at the Update option Tab. Uncheck the items you don't want any updates for.

Chosen Solution

I upgraded my FF at the same time I posted , the recurring notice was that which showed up before each time the program opens, but only if as I did you choose NOT to add those particular add-ins. The ultimate solution was under tools as you suggested, (though not advanced) Thanks for the help!

I upgraded my FF at the same time I posted , the recurring notice was that which showed up before each time the program opens, but only if as I did you choose NOT to add those particular add-ins. The ultimate solution was under tools as you suggested, (though not advanced) Thanks for the help!