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About every third time I log onto Firefox, it updates 3.6. Why is is updating the same version so many times?

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Firefox updated to 3.6 about 5 times onto my computer. Why is that? I open Firefox, and it upgrades to the new 3.6 and then about 3 days later, I open Firefox and it updates to 3.6 again.

This happened

A few times a week

== When 3.6 first upgraded

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Same thing Win 7-64 What's going on?

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There have been 4 new releases in the last month which is unusual. There is generally a new release every 6 to 8 weeks to correct security and stability issues and to add new features. The developers are keeping on top of any stability and security issues and getting them corrected quickly. For myself, I am thankful for that.

On or about 06/22/2010-Firefox 3.64 was released which included the new plugin-container (aka Out-of-Process-Plugins (OOPP), or crash protection feature) to keep your entire browser from crashing when Adobe Flash, Silverlight or Apple Quicktime crashes. Only the tab(s) with the crashing plugin will crash, not the whole browser. Other plugins will be added later. Several stability and security issues were also corrected (see below). Also see: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Plugin-container_and_out-of-process_plugins

On or about 06/26/2010-Firefox 3.6.6 was released; the version numb 3.6.5 was used for another Firefox product, the mobile version, I believe. Firefox 3.6.6 fixed a problem with the crash protection feature introduced in Firefox 3.6.4. The crash protection feature was incorrectly identifing a plugin as having crashed much too soon (10 seconds; the length of time was extended to 45 seconds). There were no stability or security issues corrected in this release.

On or about 07/19/2010-Firefox 3.6.7 was released to correct several stability and security issues (see below).

On 07/23/2010-Firefox 3.6.8 was released to correct a single, but critical, security issue (see below).

See: https://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox36.html

Hope this information helps you to understand the reason for so many updates in such a short period of time.

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Thank you. Let's hope we've reached a stable point for a while.

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You're welcome. Let's hope. But as I said, I would rather the developers continue quick turn-around on critical errors.