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Why the hell does Firefox automatically update itself after I specifically turned off automatic updates?!?!?!?!??! 3 profiles with all of my bookmarks are gone. Never using this browser again!!!!!!

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I have another kind of problem with Firefox


Firefox version


Operating system

PPC Mac OS X 10.4

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv: Gecko/2010031218 Firefox/3.0.19

Plugins installed

  • -Netscape Navigator Default Plug-in
  • Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r22
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • DivX Browser Plug-In: Plays DivX video in your browser!
  • Macromedia Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 10.1.1
  • Java 1.3.1 Plug-in
  • Java 1.3.1 Plug-in (CFM)

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I also have this problem of Firefox updating by itself (also the add-ons) even when I turn off auto-update.

Sometimes you do not want to update or download a large file; because you're working offline, have a slow connection, or have a very low download allowance etc. Usually the update doesn't work and cause Firefox to crash. After that it cannot be started again. This is with Firefox Portable but I think I've had this problem the normal Firefox. With the portable version I can just back up a single folder but it is still time wasting and annoying.

I've noticed that when I start Firefox with auto-update turned off from the previous session, it changes the options to auto-update by itself, it also does this periodically. So every time I start Firefox I have to turn off auto-update, and I have to check again from to time, like a few times a day, because Firefox will by itself turn back on the auto-update.

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