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How do I turn off/disable the plugin check? Java is not installed.

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How do I turn off/disable the plugin check? Java is not installed.

How do I disable the plugin check at Firefox start up? All of my plugins are up to date and I do not have Java installed on my system (thus, do not have the Java plugin).

I'm running FF 12 and have already set plugins.update.notifyUser to False.

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Re: How do I turn off/disable the plugin check? Java is not installed.

You are actually running Firefox 6.0.1. Please update to Firefox 18. Update Firefox to the latest version


Then, your Flash is out of date, you are running Flash 11.2 when the latest version is 11.5. Please update that.

New Contributor

Re: How do I turn off/disable the plugin check? Java is not installed.

I'm posting from work. My question refers to my home PC.

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Re: How do I turn off/disable the plugin check? Java is not installed.

The reply remains the same, please update to Firefox 18, and Reset Firefox. (and you should update that ancient work machine)

New Contributor

Re: How do I turn off/disable the plugin check? Java is not installed.

Man, I hate upgrading my browsers so often. Especially since my browsing habits are incredibly tame. Oh well, I'll upgrade to 18 and report the results.

And, I actually wish I could update my work machine but that's not possible.

Site Moderator

Re: How do I turn off/disable the plugin check? Java is not installed.

If you actually upgrade to Firefox 18, turn on automatic updates, Firefox will check for and install updates without you even seeing a thing, totally silent and painless.

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Re: How do I turn off/disable the plugin check? Java is not installed.

And talk to your work IT department, as having such an old version of Firefox on that machine is leaving your whole company network vulnerable to attack.

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Re: How do I turn off/disable the plugin check? Java is not installed.

I'm one of those curmudgeons that doesn't like software updating itself in the back ground. I prefer to choose when updates happen.

Regardless, upgrading to 18 worked. Thanks.

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Re: How do I turn off/disable the plugin check? Java is not installed.

Note that by not letting Firefox update in the background you are increasing the chances you'll be running a vulnerable version of Firefox if there is a zero-day. Just look at the vulnerabilities that have been fixed in recent versions https://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox.html

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Re: How do I turn off/disable the plugin check? Java is not installed.

@Tylerdowner, you're not my mother. You posted 5 times and never answered the question. That's not helpful. ANSWER THE QUESTION. Then if you want to warn me about the risks I'm running, that's ok. But answer the question first.