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Forum Thread: auto-download failure - Firefox 4

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taffy078 auto-download failure - Firefox 4
Contributor 23rd Jun, 2011 12:04
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Last edited on 23rd Jun, 2011 12:05

PSI detected Firefox v.4.0.1 as end of life but the auto download failed. The reason is shown below. PSI recommends a manual update - I'll do this shortly and I don't expect any problems.

I thought I'd post this in case it helped the Secunia team. :0)

"Downloaded file has incorrect SHA1Sum."

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taffy078 RE: auto-download failure - Firefox 4
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Last edited on 23rd Jun, 2011 12:25
that was unusual! The Mozilla Firefox site said that the above version of Firefox was the current one but it's not***.

I went to FileHippo and got version 5 from there. So AOK now - 100%.

*** PS I thought Mozilla would like to be made aware of this problem so I went to their site. It wouldn't let me progress - it said I had version 4! But I have version 5!

Perhaps the error message in my initial post is a problem at Mozilla's end. If it is, someone at Secunia might like to tell them?

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Anthony Wells RE: auto-download failure - Firefox 4
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taffy ,

Secunia and most vendors agree that the best way to update most software is to use the programme's internal updater ; you find this in Firefox in the browser's "help" menu ->About Firefox and check for updates . It worked beautifully for me and I know we have discussed this before . Auto-updates are never as uneventful !!

Mozilla have changed the numbering slightly , in that , version 5.0 is a security patch/update for 4.0.1 .

5.0 is correctly displaying in the PSI (2.0.x version) in both the "Scan Results" and "Secure Browsing" modules .

What is your present showing in About Firefox and the PSI , it is not clear from your post ??

Which webpage did you go to at Mozilla ?? Did you go here ?? :-

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/new/

Anthony

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This user no longer exists RE: auto-download failure - Firefox 4
Member 23rd Jun, 2011 16:13
Hi,

Try the auto-update again. It should work now.

Hope this helps.
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taffy078 RE: auto-download failure - Firefox 4
Contributor 23rd Jun, 2011 18:43
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Last edited on 24th Jun, 2011 09:20
Hi Anthony/Emil.

(1) PSI shows v5.0.0.4183 and Firefox 'Help/About'shows v5.0

(2) PSI scanned automatically and scored 97% (or perhaps 99%). It said auto update was in progress so I was content to wait.

(3) This is the page that said my Firefox (v4) was up-to-date: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/fx/

From there I went to http://input.mozilla.com/en-US/home. When I tried to give feedback from there (via "Need more Personal Help?") I was taken to http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/ask where this appeared:

"Oh! So, you want to offer us feedback on Firefox. Thank you, but you'll need to be on the latest version." I gave up at that point!

As the saying goes: "all's well that ends well". I know that I've got the latest version and am a little disappointed that I couldn't mention to Mozilla the apparent problems with their sites.

Thanks for your interest/help.

PS Re auto update v. user manual update, here's an extract from Secunia's note on the PSI Auto-Update facility:

"The key benefit to you is that once installed and configured for Auto Update, the Secunia PSI automatically installs the most important patches without further user interaction, thus relieving you from spending time on fetching the patches by yourself, and then manually installing them."



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taffy078 RE: auto-download failure - Firefox 4
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PPS I've just looked to see whether Mogs had mentioned this in his monthly tips etc newsletters here.

I can't find either his monthlies or Mogs.

Have you been abducted by aliens, old friend? ;0)

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Maurice Joyce RE: auto-download failure - Firefox 4
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His clips are here:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/userthreads/134...

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taffy078 RE: auto-download failure - Firefox 4
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thanks Maurice.

So if Mogs has been abducted by aliens, it was after the 1st May. ;0)

Mogs?

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Anthony Wells RE: auto-download failure - Firefox 4
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taffy ,

Mogs has not been heard from since his last clip .

I think you used to have email and/or 'phone contact with him ; perhaps you could check and see what ails him .

Anthony

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mikedyzios RE: auto-download failure - Firefox 4
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Firefox 4.1 is a junk. I installed but it is damn slow. I strongly do not recommend it at all. Beware. go to their site and check the bunch of complains people have registered.
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Anthony Wells RE: auto-download failure - Firefox 4
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@mikedyzios ,

Whatever your problem with Ff4.0.1 be advised that it is "insecure" and you should either upgrade to version 5.0 which is the security patch or downgrade to 2.6.18 which is not affected or use the WebGL workaround which is a (partial) fix .

Take care

Anthony

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taffy078 RE: auto-download failure - Firefox 4
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I've posted in another thread (http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/995...)
an update on the Firefox v4/v5 issues.

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