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Forum Thread: Two Firefoxes at the same time!

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Mozilla Foundation
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Mozilla Firefox 20.x

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ingemar23 Two Firefoxes at the same time!
Member 2nd Jul, 2013 12:33
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PSI shows that I have Mozilla Firefox 22.0 (up-to-date) and 20.0 (end-of-life). I need a safe way to get rid of the older version.

Here is the troubleshoot report:

---START---

Program Name:
Mozilla Firefox 20.x

Security State:
End-of-Life

Download Link:
http://dl.secunia.com/SPS/Firefox_21.0_sv-SE_SPS.e...

Instances Found:
C:\Users\Ingemar\AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe, version: 20.0.0.4833

Last System Scan (localtime):
28. Jun 2013, 15:47

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 7

---END---

According to About Firefox in my web reader I have version 22.0

Thankful for help!

mogs RE: Two Firefoxes at the same time!
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Open Scan results.

You'll see a + sign to the left of the vulnerable program.....click on that to display the detected instances.....you'll now see two yellow folder icons.....click on the one without the red dot.
You'll see the vulnerable file:-
C:\Users\Ingemar\AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe, version: 20.0.0.4833

Right click/delete and perform a full scan.

Hope it helps.....regards........mogs


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ingemar23 RE: Two Firefoxes at the same time!
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Yes it helped. Thanks a lot! I was worried just to remove a file from the Firefox folder. Why was it there at all? There is no new firefox.exe now!
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mogs RE: Two Firefoxes at the same time!
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Last edited on 2nd Jul, 2013 14:52
@ingemar23

The reason for the older version.....as explained here in the FAQ:-
I have updated one of my programs, but an older version is still detected by the Secunia PSI. What can I do?
Some programs leave behind the older version when updating to a new one. Some vendors do this deliberatively by policy, and some vendors by mistake. An example of a vendor deliberatively leaving behind the old version is Google, who do not remove old versions when installing updates for Google Chrome. This is an intentional policy on Google's behalf, and is done to prevent developers using Chrome from losing any of their work.

Do you mean there is no exe file present for Firefox 22 now either....but psi is detecting 22 when you scanned after deleting 20 ?

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ingemar23 RE: Two Firefoxes at the same time!
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I meant there is no new firefox.exe at the same place as the old file which I deleted. So why was it there in the first place (in the user folder tree)? However, I understand why a firefox.exe has to be present in the Firefox program.

PSI finds only the new version 22 now.
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mogs RE: Two Firefoxes at the same time!
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@ingemar23

I use Chrome, so am not familiar with the workings of Firefox to that extent......if you wish, you can leave the thread open....there are a few regular FF users on the forum who may be able to answer your query more fully.
However...if the matter is resolved to your satisfaction; you can close the thread by pressing Accept.....that will prevent unwanted tag-on posts and reminder emails to your inbox.

Regards........mogs.

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ddmarshall RE: Two Firefoxes at the same time!
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Probably a Firefox automatic update that didn't complete properly. Don't have both PSI and Firefox set to update it automatically.

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