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How can I stop Firefox from automatically downloading and installing updates?????? UN-Checking box when installing for auto DOESN"T WORK!!!!

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Have many performance problems with latest versions of Firefox. I remove fFrefox and reinstall 18.0 and everything is fine until Firefox automatically updates to 28.x. I remove check in box when asked if want Firefox Maintenance installed, but downloads updates anyway and next time I bring-up then problems are back!!! I have to start over again and never X Firefox. I just want the basic Firefox - simple, FAST and WORKS !!! Never liked IE - but may have to go back to it. Chrome is also automatic download update. using XP, but may have to rethink Thanks for any help.

Have many performance problems with latest versions of Firefox. I remove fFrefox and reinstall 18.0 and everything is fine until Firefox automatically updates to 28.x. I remove check in box when asked if want Firefox Maintenance installed, but downloads updates anyway and next time I bring-up then problems are back!!! I have to start over again and never X Firefox. I just want the basic Firefox - simple, FAST and WORKS !!! Never liked IE - but may have to go back to it. Chrome is also automatic download update. using XP, but may have to rethink Thanks for any help.

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cor-el
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What kind of problems do you have with the Firefox 28 release?

Did you check your security software (firewall, anti-virus) to make sure that the new version in allowed?

It is possible that your security software (firewall, anti-virus) blocks or restricts Firefox or the plugin-container process without informing you, possibly after detecting changes (update) to the Firefox program.

Remove all rules for Firefox and the plugin-container from the permissions list in the firewall and let your firewall ask again for permission to get full, unrestricted, access to internet for Firefox and the plugin-container process and the updater process.

See:


You can create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problem.

See "Creating a profile":

If the new profile works then you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over the problem

What kind of problems do you have with the Firefox 28 release? Did you check your security software (firewall, anti-virus) to make sure that the new version in allowed? It is possible that your security software (firewall, anti-virus) blocks or restricts Firefox or the plugin-container process without informing you, possibly after detecting changes (update) to the Firefox program. Remove all rules for Firefox and the plugin-container from the permissions list in the firewall and let your firewall ask again for permission to get full, unrestricted, access to internet for Firefox and the plugin-container process and the updater process. See: *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Server+not+found *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Firewalls *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/fix-problems-connecting-websites-after-updating ---- You can create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problem. See "Creating a profile": *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_diagnostic_-_Firefox#Profile_issues If the new profile works then you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over the problem *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox