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what does the message mean when firefox says something is trying to get it unsecurely update itself

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what does the message mean when firefox says something is trying to get it unsecurely update itself

A few times per week I get a message that says something is trying to update Firefox unsecurely . It tell me to make sure that I am running the most current version of Firefox. I don't understand who or what is trying to do this or more importantly why.

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Re: what does the message mean when firefox says something is trying to get it unsecurely update itself

Please go to www.getfirefox.com and download Firefox 24 from there.

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Re: what does the message mean when firefox says something is trying to get it unsecurely update itself

You can check for problems with preferences.

Rename or delete the prefs.js file and possible numbered prefs-##.js files and a possible user.js file to reset all prefs to the default value.

Do a clean reinstall and delete the Firefox program folder before (re)installing a fresh copy of the current Firefox release.

Download a fresh Firefox copy and save the file to the desktop.

Uninstall your current Firefox version, if possible, to cleanup the Windows registry and settings in security software.

  • Do NOT remove personal data when you uninstall your current Firefox version, because all profile folders will be removed and you lose personal data like bookmarks and passwords from profiles of other Firefox versions.

Remove the Firefox program folder before installing that newly downloaded copy of the Firefox installer.

  • (32 bit Windows) "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\"
  • (64 bit Windows) "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\"

Your bookmarks and other personal data are stored in the Firefox profile folder and won't be affected by an uninstall and (re)install, but make sure that "remove personal data" is NOT selected when you uninstall Firefox.