Firefox 12 released with long-awaited automatic updates

By Matthew
Apr 25, 2012
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  1. Mozilla has released the latest version of Firefox which, among other changes, introduces automatic updates on Windows. After updating Firefox 12, the browser should download and install future builds entirely...

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  2. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,651   +51

    I don't understand why it took so long.
  3. because mozilla firefox 12 has 5 beta releases?
    (in response to the first poster's query)
  4. Another avenue for hackers to exploit since Firefox 12 now bypassing UAC.
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    I suppose the updater could be exploited, but it is in fact a separate service and believe, independent of the browser itself.
  6. avoidz

    avoidz TechSpot Maniac Posts: 454   +54

    I prefer to know when program updates are being done, thank you very much. How hard is it to click a Yes, Update button?
  7. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    Still can't beat PaleMoon. Or Waterfox. :cool:
  8. Firefox updates can be enabled/disabled manually. Or you can try Update Freezer (www.updatefreezer.org). This tool is designed to manage automatic software updates. It will help to enable/disable Firefox updates.

    Sometimes updates are good, but sometimes are evil.


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