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Forum Thread: Mozilla Firefox browser

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macko1944 Mozilla Firefox browser
Member 28th Feb, 2014 21:18
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I have Mozilla Maintenance installed on my list of PSI(2.0).
I wonder if I could have the Firefox browser installed also,or the maintenance is sufficient to warn me in case an update is available?
I tried suggesting as a "missing"program,but could not get it done.
Please help with any advice.
Thank you!

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Anthony Wells RE: Mozilla Firefox browser
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Hi ,

My PSI 2.0.0.3003 "Scan Results" module has one listing displayed for Mozilla Firefox (version) 27.0.1.5156 and two (combined) for Mozilla Maintenance Service 27x (version) 27.0.1.5156 .

Ff 27.x is also displayed (once) in the "Secure Browsing" module with "two listings" for Mozilla Firefox 27.x ; a known bug in 2.0.0.3003.

So the latest/correct version is in the database .

Have you tried a reboot and full rescan since the last update of Ff??

How did you update Ff ?? Was it a Ff "auto-update" , your manual update or did you allow the PSI to update??

I cannot say for sure but the Maintenance entry should show as out of date or something when Ff updates as it appears to be version specific . However , Secunia support may have different detection rules for the browser and maintenance . The "state" of your browser is critical to you so it seems advisable to ensure the correct PSI display to crosscheck ; the version in Firefox browser Help->About Firefox being the defining data .

Do you have Ff set to the default recommended self "auto-update" as per Tools->Options->Advanced->Update ??

Anthony

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wr RE: Mozilla Firefox browser
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Post deleted-Posted by mistake to wrong thread.
Sorry!

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macko1944 RE: Mozilla Firefox browser
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Thank you so much for your response.
For the longest time I was using FF4.0 and refused to update,because I didn't like all the changes(e.g.not allowed to use Google toolbar any more,which I found very useful and used all the time.So,when Secunia reminded me that an update was necessary,I ended up marking the IGNORE.And probably this is why I do not have FF among the listed items any more.However,I have been updating FF for quite a while(always manually)and I thought that I can "recover"FF browser on the list that Secunia checks routinely.But it seems that is not possible.So,in this case,I will just continue(have to I guess) rely on notices in the tech reports that I also get in my regular mail and update when needed.I tend not to like "automatic"update,prefer to see first what's up,etc.
Thank you again for your kind answer!
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Anthony Wells RE: Mozilla Firefox browser
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Hello again ,

Using a (very) old browser full of security holes is usually a recipe for disaster even with good security software and using impeccable "safe browsing" rules . You may have been unbelievably careful , dead lucky or just flew under everyone's radar if your computer is clean.

I do agree with you about the sadness of not having the great Google Toolbar available anymore ; my set up as of now pretty much compensates and out of sight out of mind sooner or later kicks in !!

In the PSI version 2.x have you checked your ignore rules ?? :-

Go to->Dashboard->Configuration->Settings and select the "Ignore Rules" tab ; if the Firefox rule is still there you can right click the entry and (select) delete and version 27.x should become visible ; you may need a full rescan or it may appear by itself :).

Let us now how you go

Anthony



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macko1944 RE: Mozilla Firefox browser
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All I can say is,THANK GOD FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU!!!Who are always there to respond to any and all problems(no matter how elementary or even stupid they may be).This time it is 100% success.I did exactly as you suggested and now I have what I wanted,as I wanted.
I am 76,had been using a computer for the past 10 yrs.and it is a steady learning experience(not always fun),but the more I learn,it seems,the less I know.so,one more time,many thanks for your help,and even though I am not at all religious,all I can say is:God Bless You!
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Anthony Wells RE: Mozilla Firefox browser
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hi ,

Good news , pleased everything works as you wish .

I am getting on a bit myself and equally as new to personal computers as you . Definitely only got where I am with a little(!!??:)) help from my friends . @wr , who posted above is one of us , so too Maurice Joyce who keeps an eye on all of us .

I still like to know what and why rather than the price of everything and the value of nothing .

Take care and may your god go with you .

Anthony

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