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Forum Thread: swapping out newer version of Mozilla's firefox with latest versi...

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bilysinger swapping out newer version of Mozilla's firefox with latest version. problem
Member 1st Oct, 2011 15:35
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It appears that Secunia complains that version 6 has reached end of life, while I have download the required remedy . Secunia still complains. I have seen another program is needed to accomplish this. What is it's source? why is it needed? and maybe it's time Secunia take a hike, as this occurs far too often to be of assistance, it ls more a pain in my a**.

Maurice Joyce RE: swapping out newer version of Mozilla's firefox with latest version. problem
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Last edited on 2nd Oct, 2011 11:04
Why do U want to shoot the messenger? All PSI does is reads the meta data on your PC & reports it's findings to U.

Many have complained about the frequency of the version changes made by Mozilla. Protest to them & then remove the offending browser.

Not sure I fully understand what else you are talking about. If U have End of Life programme installed it is best practise to remove/replace it with a secure version.

If U have a vulnerability we need to see the Troubleshooting report to really help.

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Anthony Wells RE: swapping out newer version of Mozilla's firefox with latest version. problem
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HI ,

To add a little more , Firefox version 7.0 is a security update and so Ff version 6.0.x is "insecure" as well as "EOL" and would best be deleted ;-

http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilit...

If you want to be safe and secure when surfing , better to try and at least keep your browser(s) up to date .

That is the advice that the PSI is trying to give you ; take it or leave it , it is entirely up to you .

Take care

Anthony

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