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JSBSC Firefox
Member 19th May, 2011 00:14
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I am running PSI 2.0 on windows xp media center. My latest scan said I needed to update to firefox 3.6.17, which I did-however when I load up firefox web page it tell me for security reasons I need to upgrade to 4.0.1 which i did. Then PSI 2.0 tells me I have the same issue and need to install the 3.6.17. Is the 4.0 in beta right now or am I missing something. Thanks for any feedback.

puget1 RE: Firefox
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Last edited on 19th May, 2011 02:25
You more than likely have residue files left from an unclean uninstall. If you go to the plus sign(+) the far left of the Firefox entry in Scan results it will take you to the files that Secunia says are wrong. I am running Firefox on XP SP#3 no problem. If that does not work uninstall Firefox. Do a clean uninstall removing all Firefox entries in Registry. Do a restart and reinstall the latest version of Firefox 4.0.1(by86 eng-US) from their primary site: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/fx/ this should resolve the problem.

If this has to do with T.V. and streaming video,I would still do the above but go back to the older version of Secunia in that there is less config problems it can be down loaded from here:http://secunia.com/PSI1Setup.exe. Secunia officials are constantly monitoring the site, if there is a fix for the streaming video aspect they will advise.

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Member 19th May, 2011 09:16
Hi,

Secunia does not track or monitor Beta versions.

So the issue is probably stemming from the fact that we don't detect any Beta firefoxes.

hope this helps.
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Anthony Wells RE: Firefox
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Hi ,

Mozilla Firefox supports three platforms at the moment and the latest "secure" versions as seen by the PSI are 3.5.19 , 3.6.17 and 4.0.1 .

None of these are Beta , all of them are full release products .

You can only run one platform at any one time , so if you have 4.0.1 you cannot have 3.6.17 ; but if you have an old "insecure" 3.6.x file on your system which the PSI has located , it will suggest an update to 3.6.17 as the "solution" to the insecurity and if you run the installer it will load 3.6.17 instead of any other version on your computer . This is because you "update" within a platform or "upgrade" to a new platform ; as long as Mozilla supports the platform then the PSI will offer the "update within the platform" .

If you have 4.0.1 , then click the [+] at the lhs of the 3.6.x displayed entry and tell us the detected instance installation pathway and let's get rid of it if you wish to keep 4.0.1 . I personally think that 4.0.1 is a big improvement over 3.6.17 ., but it's your choice .

Does that help ??

Anthony

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JSBSC RE: Firefox
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The 4.0 works I have not had any trouble with it, however after doing uninstall of 3.6.17 and installing the 4.o I got the same scan result from secunia. The 3.6.17 is back on now and it scans no trouble. As long as the security issue that 4.0 says is more of an issue with the older version, doesn't bite me, I guess I'll stick with the older version.
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Anthony Wells RE: Firefox
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The best browser is the one you are happy with and know how to use :))

3.5.19 , 3.6.17 and 4.0.1 are all secure with no known vulnerabilities ; however , just as when you move up from IE platform 6 to 7 or 8 or 9 then so with Mozilla , the later browser platform is more inherently "secure and stronger" . None of which helps if you do not use "safe browsing" guidelines and you decide put yourself at risk ; later models do reduce but do not eliminate exposure , as with their use of "sandboxing" for example .

Take care

Anthony

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puget1 RE: Firefox
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If you are Beta testing for Firefox,it will leave the old build in tack while installing the new build also. I believe it has something to do with the fact that if the new beta build is too bug ridden you can easily go to the secure build. However, it does usually foul Secunia scans.

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