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The last update 15.01 did not remove 15.0 is it safe to remove 15.0?


After doing the the last update 15.01 a few days later as part of my regular maintenance I go to remove programs to check for anomalous or invasive programs. I noticed Firefox 15.0 is still there. Normally the program replaces itself and or removes older versions. I am assuming it is safe to remove 15.0

Additional System Details

This happened

Not sure how often

This started when...

When upgrade occured

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • np-mswmp
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.4
  • Google Update
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.5.1 for Mozilla browsers
  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:
  • GEPlugin
  • Macromedia Authorware Web Player Netscape plug-in, version 2004


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1

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  • Top 10 Contributor
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Hey, me too. I'm not inclined to touch either of them without someone digging through the Windows Registy and figuring out what the Uninstall button will do. If you like to experiment, I recommend backing up your Firefox settings folder (your Profiles folder) in case something goes wrong. See Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles. For example, you can copy your entire Firefox Profiles folder somewhere outside of the Mozilla folder.

  • Top 10 Contributor
2366 solutions 20923 answers

Similar question posted yesterday: Why do I have 2 versions 15.0.0 and 15.0.1 of FireFox in my control Panel Window Vista x86?

  • Top 25 Contributor
  • Moderator
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also see /questions/937282#answer-368956 jscher2000 is correct it is a problem with registry entries, and a known issue that is being fixed.