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How do I get rid of this updater.exe. I do not want this feature!

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How do I get rid of this updater.exe. I do not want this feature!

Every day I have this updater.exe wanting to update all different things 2 or 3 times a day. It is a pain to keep having to closing this. Do I have to stop using Firefox to get rid of it? Thanks

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Re: How do I get rid of this updater.exe. I do not want this feature!

  • (32 bit Windows) "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\"
  • (64 bit Windows) "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\"
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Re: How do I get rid of this updater.exe. I do not want this feature!

I want to thank every one for taking time to respond to my post. I am glad I found this site.

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Re: How do I get rid of this updater.exe. I do not want this feature!

Delete that updater.exe file.

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I would of deleted the file a long time a ago. I search for it many times and it can not locate it. I am not talking about the computer Windows updater. This is from Mozilla and a separate exec is not located any place I look. Maybe you know where I can find it?

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Look in the Firefox program files folder.

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Re: How do I get rid of this updater.exe. I do not want this feature!

Is this a message from your security software that the updater.exe program is trying to access internet?

It is possible that your security software (firewall, anti-virus) blocks or restricts Firefox or the plugin-container process without informing you, possibly after detecting changes (update) to the Firefox program.

Remove all rules for Firefox and the plugin-container from the permissions list in the firewall and let your firewall ask again for permission to get full, unrestricted, access to internet for Firefox and the plugin-container process and the updater process.

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Re: How do I get rid of this updater.exe. I do not want this feature!

No this is coming from the Mozilla Firefox. It asks permission every day to update one feature or another. My Norton says its safe. But I keep closing it. I look at details and its called Firefox software updater. I did not ask for a exe to keep tabs on all my features and programs.

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I must be dumb I can not find a Firefox program files folder. Where would this be? I search for it and nothing shows up?

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what is with this Mozilla ? Who do I contact to help with this? this should not be this hard. Other people say they have the same thing. it pop up again. Norton said it safe. Again I check the details. It gave like 4 different locations on my hard drive. And its not straight forward in locating this? This seems to be weird. And I can't find a place in Mozilla to contact anyone. Why do I need to read a bunch of different web sites to get rid of something that should be an easy on off option?

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Program Files > Mozilla > Firefox

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I went to program files. there is no Mozilla any thing there. I see all the other programs but nothing for Mozilla? Wait there is another program files(86) it has Mozilla in it. As you must of guess I am updating this post. I found it! and deleted the little bugger! Thank you The edmeister ! I will wait but I am sure it will be gone.