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Windows 10 update 3201845 removes extensions

After Windows 10 applied update KB3201845, Firefox had a new profile which did not include any extensions, and customised options were lost. Bookmarks and history remaine… (read more)

After Windows 10 applied update KB3201845, Firefox had a new profile which did not include any extensions, and customised options were lost. Bookmarks and history remained. The old profile directory still existed, but was almost empty.

Asked by Gyroglm 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Why did you install the new FF when I had auto turned off??

Why did Moz, without my permission, last night "upgrade" my firefox to V59. I did not want you to do that! This is very disrespectful. Why not say, uprade by [date] or… (read more)

Why did Moz, without my permission, last night "upgrade" my firefox to V59. I did not want you to do that! This is very disrespectful. Why not say, uprade by [date] or FF won't be secure, and leave it up to me, as I have set 'notify but dont install' set.

I was having no problem with FF V57, unlike a similar poster who said FF crashed and came back auto-updated. I turned off my computer normally last evening, and this morning, the 'puter started up with V59, and asking for my keychain pw. I've NEVER used that pw except when installing and it took a half an hour to find it, meanwhile MY COMPUTER WAS UNUSEABLE BECAUSE THAT KEYCHAIN BOX WOULD NOT CLOSE. I COULDN'T EVEN CHECK MY EMAIL. Or browse what a keychain is.

I'm angry at Moz right now. I'm considering returning to Safari. Now I have to do several things manually since the addons don't work in V59 and the supposed replacement either does not work or is so hard to figure out that you need to be a programmer just to use it (form fill, not updated since january and numerous problem posts). Author's response: Then reinstall V56. LIke I would if I could. Form fill should be part of the browser, not an add on.

Asked by ChrisG 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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why does the update start automatically when I reboot, and I lose ALL MY OPEN PAGES!!!!!!!!!!!

for pete's sake, twice now I have been doing research with numerous web pages open. When I have had to reboot due to some Mac issue, Firefox update kicks in automatically… (read more)

for pete's sake, twice now I have been doing research with numerous web pages open. When I have had to reboot due to some Mac issue, Firefox update kicks in automatically and I lose my immediate history

Please help

Asked by NivNeyand 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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I am told I am not getting automatic updates because it is disabled. How do I change this?

I have version 43.0.4 and I get constant prompts to update to the latest version. I have tried to find this many times, to no avail. I get a message that states "updates … (read more)

I have version 43.0.4 and I get constant prompts to update to the latest version. I have tried to find this many times, to no avail. I get a message that states "updates disabled by your system administrator". Since I am the administrator, how do I log in and get access to change this setting so I can get the latest version?

Asked by Captbrian 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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Does Mozilla have anything to do with Digital Dreams 76.73.236.8 ?

I keep seeing my computer connecting to IP's allocated to Digital Dreams. FireFox will not update unless I allow the connection. But, it does not appear to use D D's box… (read more)

I keep seeing my computer connecting to IP's allocated to Digital Dreams. FireFox will not update unless I allow the connection. But, it does not appear to use D D's boxes during the update.

Thanks for your Time, Duke

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Asked by DukeJinx 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Who do I report a suspected virus package on the mozilla release site to?

I am using ManageEngine Desktop Central to deliver updates to our network and the installer for the 55.0.3 package wouldn't download because of a gateway issue. So I fol… (read more)

I am using ManageEngine Desktop Central to deliver updates to our network and the installer for the 55.0.3 package wouldn't download because of a gateway issue. So I followed the link in the software to see where it was pointing and it told me to navigate to http://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net. I did that then I made my way down to the 55.0.3 EN-US release and tried to download the patch manually at which point my SonicWALL gateway interrupted the download and gave me this error:

Gateway Anti-Virus Alert This request is blocked by the Firewall Gateway Anti-Virus Service. Name: (Cloud Id: 58202059) Upx-46 (Trojan)

The direct link to what I tried to access is:

http://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net./pub/firefox/releases/55.0.3/win64/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%2055.0.3.exe

If this is truly infected can you please rectify that? Otherwise, if I am doing something wrong on my end can you please let me know?

Thank you, Garret Ullal

Asked by ullalg 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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How do you disable the 'do you want to upgrade' question

I am running on a linux machine, with firefox installed in /opt (ie, not writable by the common user). How do I disable the constant 'do you want to upgrade' question t… (read more)

I am running on a linux machine, with firefox installed in /opt (ie, not writable by the common user). How do I disable the constant 'do you want to upgrade' question that shows up (seemingly) every time I turn my head? I CANT upgrade it, I dont have permissions. It is almost (and getting closer all the time) enough to cause me to go back to chrome.

Asked by jim-fitz 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Is there a Whitepaper or similar which describes how the automatic updating of Firefox is secured?

I'm facing an Audit from our Security which is asking how the automatic update process of Mozilla Firefox is secured against Manipulation or malicious Software. The fear … (read more)

I'm facing an Audit from our Security which is asking how the automatic update process of Mozilla Firefox is secured against Manipulation or malicious Software. The fear is that per example somebody could manipulate the update to load an infected File instead of the original Firefox Update. I've already searched for half a day through the Internet and in the Mozilla wiki but could not find a description of this. Could you please provide me a Whitepaper or similar which describes how Mozilla Firefox ensures that only official and not manipulated Updates can be loaded and installed e.g. does the Client validate the installer hash before execution etc.

Here would be the equivalent Information from Google about Chrome: https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/privacy/whitepaper.html https://github.com/google/omaha/blob/master/doc/install-update-overview.png

Asked by Kevin Eastwood 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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Stop torturing me with Firefox is out of date. My PC is MY and security problems are MY not yours. Get It?

Your Firefox is out of date. Update now ... My web PC is also out of date and latest Firefox will not install. I'll never - NEVER- update. CLARO? My security is my busi… (read more)

Your Firefox is out of date. Update now ... My web PC is also out of date and latest Firefox will not install. I'll never - NEVER- update. CLARO? My security is my business, NOT yours!!!! Performance would be much better without your annoying pop-up!!! What are you? Branch of Microspy hm.. I mean soft.

Asked by MyProblemsAreMineNOTYours 3 years ago

Last reply by James 3 years ago

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Can you actually disable automatic updates or is the setting just there to taunt us?

I have spent some time reading the forums and this seems to be a problem many people have. Unfortunately I have not read a post where an actual solution was offered. I g… (read more)

I have spent some time reading the forums and this seems to be a problem many people have. Unfortunately I have not read a post where an actual solution was offered. I get no sound in Firefox version 57 or 58. Version 56 would work except for I am forced to uninstall the latest version every couple days and reinstall Firefox at version 56. Every time I do this, I disable automatic updates. Firefox still automatically updates. WTF man. I see on these forums that many people need a previous version of Firefox for whatever reason and we all get the updates that break our specific machine's compatability forced on us EVEN THO WE HAVE SELECTED TO DISABLE THE AUTOMATIC UPDATES!!! Is there a way to check disable automatic updates and have it actually disable updating automatically? Or should I look for another browser?

Asked by Donovanluch 2 years ago

Last reply by WestEnd 2 years ago