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Automatic firefox update fails. Does not connect to update server why?

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I usually get an update message every day that pops on my laptop. When I click update now, it tries to connect to the update server and stays there for hours and hours. I usually give up at the fourth hour. I have been trying to update for the past 2 months now.

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  • Trash the current Firefox application to do a clean (re-)install
  • Install the new version that you have downloaded

Your profile data is stored elsewhere in the Firefox Profile Folder, so you won't lose your bookmarks and other personal data.

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This problem occurred 3 days ago after I downloaded the latest version firefox 4.0 Why do I have to reinstall it again to fix the problem?

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I had the same problem running FF 7.0 on OSX 10.6.8

Find Firefox 4.0 here:

I couldn't find the 4.0 version at:

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I'm trying to upgrade to v12 and I have the same problem. Also the Hide button doesn't and the Pause button doesn't work.