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Re: Firefox 3.6.6 Now Available

Unread postby carl606 » July 21st, 2010, 1:05 am

Gary R wrote:I certainly have Windows updates set to notify only.

I don't like the monthly Malicious removal tool running on my machine and always de-select it from the list of updates. I don't like anything that "cleans" my machine without me having control.

As for Mozilla updates I usually wait for a while before installing them. Too many of them are incompatible with my add-ons when they're first released, and I'd rather keep the functionality of my add-ons, than gain the often minor browser improvements of a new release.


Hello Gary R........is this the only reason you have windows updates set to "notify"
I was wondering if this is "common practice" with user's who have a more advanced knowledge of windows updates.

I do know that it is mainly user preference, but i am picking up comments like yours and just wondering if its a good idea to have windows updates set to "notify" myself, now that i am getting a more of an understanding about them.

If you are a basic home user who just surfs the internet, automatic updates is just what he needs.
But if you know a little bit more about them, is the setting "notify" a better option ?

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firefox 3.6.7 is available
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Re: Firefox 3.6.6 Now Available

Unread postby Gary R » July 21st, 2010, 2:41 am

It's a personal choice for me. I don't like autofix tools no matter who makes them. If something is going to start removing files and "fixing" things, then I want to have control over whether it does or not.

I've yet to see an autofixing tool that hasn't acted on at least one false positive, and some of those FPs have rendered people's computers unbootable in the past, so I prefer to use tools that I can control when I'm checking and cleaning my computer of infection.

If Microsoft didn't include the monthly Malicious Removal Tool in with the updates I would probably have my computer set to auto update, as they do then I keep it set to notify only.

Of course for a layman, the risk of their computer being borked by the MRT is much less than that of their machine being screwed by an infection, so I'd always recommend that they have updates set on Auto. Notify only requires you to be very proactive with your updates, and needs a discipline that most laymen don't want to have to practice.

Whether notify only is the option for you, only you can say.

It suits me, but then I had a slow connection for many years, so I got into the habit of "filtering" all updates to select only the ones I needed so that the DL time was as short as possible. I have a fast connection now, but I still check what all updates are for as a matter of course.
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Re: Firefox 3.6.6 Now Available

Unread postby carl606 » July 21st, 2010, 6:12 am

Thanks Gary, very well put and most informative....
I shall just leave them on auto for the time being. :D
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Re: Firefox 3.6.6 Now Available

Unread postby Scolabar » September 8th, 2010, 3:25 am

Mozilla released the Firefox 3.6.9 update overnight.
You can read more below:

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3. ... easenotes/
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Re: Firefox 3.6.6 Now Available

Unread postby Scolabar » September 8th, 2010, 3:32 am

Would it be possible to have the title of this topic changed to: "Firefox Updated" ?
As for the topic I started notifying of the Thunderbird 3.1 release, I think it would also be more helpful and less misleading. :)
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Re: Firefox Updates

Unread postby Gary R » September 8th, 2010, 3:36 am

I've re-named this topic and made it a sticky.

Please post notification of all Firefox updates to this topic.
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Re: Firefox Updates

Unread postby Scolabar » September 8th, 2010, 3:50 am

Thanks, Gary. :D
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Re: Firefox Updates

Unread postby Gary R » September 8th, 2010, 4:13 am

You're welcome :)
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Re: Firefox Updates

Unread postby turtledove » September 16th, 2010, 2:50 am

Firefox update just popped up: Version 3.6.10
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Re: Firefox Updates

Unread postby Cypher » September 16th, 2010, 5:04 am

Thanks TD :)
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Re: Firefox Updates

Unread postby Scolabar » September 16th, 2010, 7:16 am

Thanks for the headsup, turtledove. :)
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Re: Firefox Updates

Unread postby turtledove » September 16th, 2010, 12:05 pm

You're both welcome. :)
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Re: Firefox Updates

Unread postby turtledove » October 19th, 2010, 10:04 pm

Newest just popped up: version FF 3.6.11
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Re: Firefox Updates

Unread postby Scolabar » October 19th, 2010, 10:53 pm

Thanks for the heads up, turtledove.
I'll get it updated on my systems as soon as I've finished my latest RPL post. :thumbright:
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Re: Firefox Updates

Unread postby turtledove » October 19th, 2010, 11:34 pm

You're most welcome. :)
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