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Firefox 14.01 and AVG safesearch

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Firefox 14.01 and AVG safesearch

I am being asked to update to Firefox 14.01 but am afraid I will not be able to use AVG safesearch.

Can anyone tell me if I can enable AVG Safesearch in the new version?

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Re: Firefox 14.01 and AVG safesearch

No sir unfortunately AVG safe search 12.0.0.1912 in incompatible with the latest version of Firefox but for safer and more secure browsing we suggest that you always update your Firefox to the latest version where bugs and issues are being fixed and plus a better performance & Design
Have a nice day

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Re: Firefox 14.01 and AVG safesearch

I auto updated to Firefox14.01 on my MAC pro. The update immediately crashed my hard disk. I went to a MAC repair facility and was told I needed a new hard disk. They tried to backup my data but could not. The cost was $150.00 for a new hard disk, $99 to check it and another $99 to try and backup. Then, I had to purchase a new Microsoft Office software package for another $199.00. !!!!! Now you are telling me it will auto update on my main office computer??? What's going on????

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Re: Firefox 14.01 and AVG safesearch

First, catesetac, Firefox couldn't have possibly damaged your Hard Drive. that is a physical thing that can't be destroyed by software like Firefox. It was an unfortunately coincidence that it died at the same time Firefox updated. Updating Firefox on your main computer is something you should do and is perfectly safe.

For D.Martin, yes AVG SecureSearch is compatible with Firefox 14. However, the real practical use of SecureSearch, and how much it helps is questionable. You should always update Firefox to stay secure.

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Re: Firefox 14.01 and AVG safesearch

Really? You're saying soft ware won't damage a hard disk ever. Have you checked to make sure your update does not contain a malicious virus? I've removed Firefox from my main computer until I have a better answer than what you just gave.

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Re: Firefox 14.01 and AVG safesearch

Firefox cannot and would not damage a hard drive. In theory someone could write a virus to make the hard drive platters spin very fast, but I don't tinhk it's ever been done. And yes, we do check all of the software that we provide for download on Mozilla's servers for viruses.

I must ask you, if you wish to continue this conversation,please ask a new question as this is nothing related to the original posters question.

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Re: Firefox 14.01 and AVG safesearch

Tylerdowner wrote: "Firefox cannot and would not damage a hard drive. In theory someone could write a virus to make the hard drive platters spin very fast, but I don't tinhk it's ever been done. And yes, we do check all of the software that we provide for download on Mozilla's servers for viruses. I must ask you, if you wish to continue this conversation,please ask a new question as this is nothing related to the original posters question."

Catesetac wrote I like Firefox better than Safari and disappointed that you have a problem. If no one else is having problems with this update I'll accept your answer Sir, but I'm not using Firefox on my main office computer until I'm sure you don't have a serious problem with your update.

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Re: Firefox 14.01 and AVG safesearch

I'm not sure what you want me to do to prove this to you. As I said, Firefox is not infected (it never has been), and while it is an unfortunate coincidence that your hard drive died around the same time Firefox updates, it's impossible for Firefox to have caused that. I don't know what else i can say other than that.

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Re: Firefox 14.01 and AVG safesearch

Let me be more explicit for the benefit of others. I was reading a kindle book on my computer when the Firefox 14.01 update popped up saying it would install as soon as I restarted Firefox. I've never had trouble with Firefox and restarted it to install the update while continuing to read. The update never installed. Instead, I got an off white circle with a line through it. My computer started to become very slow. I couldn't get out of kindle. I tried another program and it took almost 5 minutes to download. In tried to restart the computer and couldn't. I shut it down manually and took my computer to The Orchard, a MAC repair facility here in Lafayette. I was told my hard drive would not respond and that none of my installed programs would activate. I had to install a new hard drive and re-install microsoft office. A coincidence perhaps, but all of this happened when your 14.01 update was sent to me.

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Re: Firefox 14.01 and AVG safesearch

catesectac, as I've said multiple times, Firefox Can Not cause hard drive failure, this was an unfortunately coincidence, it could have happened at any time using any software, and it shouldn't be linked to Firefox. if it was possible and if this was an issue, there would be millions of people complaining of hard drives dying when Firefox is updated. You are the only user who says this has happened to, and it is just an unfortunate coincidence.

Since your question does not have anything to do with the original user and they are likely annoyed at getting unrelated emails, I'm going to lock this thread. feel free to create your own if you have a Firefox problem you need help with Smiley Happy