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updates cause system to bog down from non-administrator accounts

My wife's account on her Windows 7 PC is a non-administrator account. When Firefox detects an update, it consistently misbehaves. It appears to consume an excessive amo… (read more)

My wife's account on her Windows 7 PC is a non-administrator account. When Firefox detects an update, it consistently misbehaves. It appears to consume an excessive amount of resources and the machine is almost unusable. I have to login to my administrator-level account and update Firefox. This usually resolves the issue until the next update, but today it's not. I can only seem to launch Firefox as an administrator.

Can you please fix Firefox so that it doesn't even try to update itself from a non-administrator account?

I never run into this problem when logged on as an administrator. It makes me wonder how this works on Unix/Linux when not running as root.

Asked by fep_coder 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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rff 40.0.3 only works for admin account

Since I upgraded to FF 40.0.3 I can only use it if started as admin account user. Otherwise it creates an instance in Task Manager and shows no window. Anyone any ideas o… (read more)

Since I upgraded to FF 40.0.3 I can only use it if started as admin account user. Otherwise it creates an instance in Task Manager and shows no window. Anyone any ideas on how to resolve this. I have used an earlier version. after uninstalling 40.0.3 and that works OK.

In anticipation of someones help; Thanks

Asked by TonysFF 4 years ago

Last reply by TonysFF 4 years ago

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I AM BEING PREVETED FROM OPENNING AN ACCOUNT BECUSE SOMEONE BELIEVES I AM A CHILD . I AM 69, BORN

I HAD A FIREFOX ACCOUNT ON A PREVIOUS PC. BUT NOW I AM TRYING TO DOWNLOAD IT TO THIS PC AND I AM GETTING A MESSAGE THAT FIREFOX DOES NOT OPEN ACCOUNTS FOR CHILDREN. I DO… (read more)

I HAD A FIREFOX ACCOUNT ON A PREVIOUS PC. BUT NOW I AM TRYING TO DOWNLOAD IT TO THIS PC AND I AM GETTING A MESSAGE THAT FIREFOX DOES NOT OPEN ACCOUNTS FOR CHILDREN. I DON'T KNOW WHERE THIS COMING FROM: THERE ARE NO CHILDREN IN MY HOME. I WANT KNOW WHAT IT TAKES FOR ME TO GET AN ACCOUNT WITH FUREFOX?


edit: no need for dob.

Asked by only3sisters 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago