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jbacinti Potential problem with Firefox
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I just downloaded PSI 2.0 Beta and ran a scan. It told me that Firefox needed updated and apparently attempted to download 3.6.9. The results screen told me there was an error in downloading the file but when I went to Firefox, 3.6.9 was ready to install. I installed it and all is well with Firefox.

ram5thwheel RE: Potential problem with Firefox
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Last edited on 8th Sep, 2010 15:53
It may have been Mozilla's website. I ran the manual update of Firefox and after connecting to the site, proceeded to download the file at roughly 2k bytes per second. It took over a half hour to download the 2+Meg patch. I halted the download and attempted a second time and it wouldn't connect to the site. Perhaps because users were updating all at once. The third attempt downloaded the file at a reasonable speed and time.

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jbacinti RE: Potential problem with Firefox
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It did seem to take an inordinate amount of time to download but my point is that it DID download the Firefox update but PSI 2.0 didn't recognize that it did.
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stevebythebay RE: Potential problem with Firefox
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My experience today was that FileHippo notified me of the Firefox update but Secunia (standard PSI version) did not, nor did Firefox itself (though I did find that when I asked it to, it offered up the "fix" and it appeared to download quickly).

Found out about the Secunia beta via a notice from ComputerWorld http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9183540/Sec...

What I'm suggesting is that there need be some agreement, not at all sure how to get everyone to play, about a standard for updating software. I suggest that Secunia, FileHippo, and other similarly interested sites get together and work towards helping the industry in this regard. It's probably an old suggestion, but one that would improve the security and lower support costs for companies.

I know that maintenance, like documentation, is usually an afterthought in this business...
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Websafe RE: Potential problem with Firefox
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Hello all,
Ran a scan at 14:16 o’clock (12:16 UTC). PSI 2.0 beta recognised Firefox 3.6.8 as unpatched. Started the auto update and within ˝ minute Firefox 3.6.9 was installed fine.
Location: Netherlands (Europe).

Websafe.
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Anthony Wells RE: Potential problem with Firefox
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@websafe ,

Which language version of Ff3.6.9. was loaded for you ??

Anthony

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Websafe RE: Potential problem with Firefox
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@Anthony Wells

The PSI 2.0 Beta downloaded the English version of F.F. 3.6.9.
Had to do a manual download and install of F.F. in the Netherlands language.
Hopefully the final release of the PSI auto update will look for the native language to download.

Websafe.
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Anthony Wells RE: Potential problem with Firefox
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@websafe ,

Did this cause much of a problem or were your settings , extensions etc. , easy to recover ??

This Beta is like the TP 1.9.x in that "auto-updates" will load the international/English version only atm . It could/will happen to other local language software that is set to "auto'update" in the PSI for now - so worth checking your settings .

Take care

Anthony .

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Websafe RE: Potential problem with Firefox
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@Anthony Wells

F.F. 3.6.9-NL works and looks the same as F.F. 3.6.8-NL. There was no need to change or recover any setting or extension.

I will keep Firefox Auto-updateble and keep an eye on other language sensitive software.
Thanks for your reaction.

Websafe.
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