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Forum Thread: Firefox V6 EOL

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TheGoodLife Firefox V6 EOL
Member 22nd Dec, 2011 18:54
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I keep Firefox up-to-date. My system has been at 100% clean for weeks and I have been running Firefox V8. Today Secunia PSI said I had TWO versions of Firefox at EOL: V6 and V8. I opened Firefox and updated it to V9, then re-scanned. The V8 EOL warning disappeared, but the V6 warning still persists. V6 is not on my system. How do I get rid of this message?

Thanks.

mogs RE: Firefox V6 EOL
Expert Contributor 22nd Dec, 2011 19:02
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@The GoodLife

You should be able to remove by clicking on the + sign alongside the vulnerabilty shown....that will reveal the file path and two folder icons : the rightmost of those....the one without the dot....click on that, and Explorer will take you to the file which you can right click on and delete.
Reboot and run a full scan to confirm.
Hope it helps......regards,

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TheGoodLife RE: Firefox V6 EOL
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Last edited on 23rd Dec, 2011 00:22
Thanks. I tried that fix, but it didn't work. The link took me to a folder in my AppData tree. There I found firefox.exe. I checked the version on that file and it was V6. So I deleted it. Then I told Secunia to re-scan. It continued to point to that file, but clicking the link no longer opened Windows Explorer and took me to it.

I noticed that a newer Firefox had created a different tree within AppData, so I deleted the entire older tree. I re-scanned and the error remained. I rebooted and did a full system scan but the error remained.

So I clicked the "ignore" link. Thank you for telling me about that one! :-)

Time to move on.
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mogs RE: Firefox V6 EOL
Expert Contributor 23rd Dec, 2011 08:42
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@TheGoodLife

I'd feel safer knowing that psi confirmed the removal of the vulnerability......it used to be.....on older versions that it would still detect the file if it resided in the Recycle bin....from then, I got into the habit of clearing that out as well after deletion and before rebooting and scanning.
To be honest I can't remember now whether I read somewhere or not that the later versions psi no longer scan it ( Recycle bin ).
But rather than create an Ignore rule which may leave hidden and forgotten.....it might be worth checking that out first.
What version of psi are you using ? ( Right click on taskbar icon and then About to confirm. )
Hope it helps.

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TheGoodLife RE: Firefox V6 EOL
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My version is 2.0.0.3003.

I deleted the rule.

I thought it would be smart to run a scan without the rule before I go delete the old file from the recycle bin. Now this file is not found. Go figure.

Apparently just one reboot was not enough. :-)

Apparently the Recycle Bin is no longer scanned.

Thanks for the help.
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mogs RE: Firefox V6 EOL
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Last edited on 23rd Dec, 2011 20:31
Yep.....it has been known to have happened before ! Main thing is you've got it all sorted without the Ignore rule.....just glad it's resolved.
If you wish, you can close the thread...by pressing Accept....that will prevent tag on posts and reminder e mails........regards,

Edit.....the 2.0.0.3003 version is the one I've found the most reliable in recent memory.....stick with it.....2.0.0.4003 is buggy in the Secure Browsing feature : and apparently has probs too when raising a Troubleshoot Report.

Happy holidays !!

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