Microsoft quietly pushes Firefox extension in toolbar update

By Jos ยท 13 replies
Jun 10, 2010
  1. It seems Microsoft is back to pushing stealth updates to unsuspecting Windows users via its Windows Update mechanism. As part of its monthly 'Patch Tuesday' cycle, the company pushed out a range of updates this week, fixing vulnerabilities in its operating system and other applications. Among those, however, the company quietly included a browser extension for IE and Firefox to fix a URL handling issue in the Bing toolbar -- whether you have it installed or not.

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  2. Docnoq

    Docnoq TS Booster Posts: 143

    Hah. Nice try Microsoft. Good thing I haven't gotten around to updating in a few weeks.
  3. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 422   +7

    ehh i updated earlier today and i didnt get that update...why is that? is it just on the 64 bit version? please check
  4. its not just on the 64bit.. i could ov swore that update was not offered to me yesterday!
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    I certainly didn't see it and I look at each update individually before installing.
  6. Wasn't part of my updates yesterday. Win 7 64-bit OS
  7. Same,i wasn't offered the update either.
  8. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,474   +126

    So many updates this time around and beta SP1 coming out.
  9. GRW

    GRW TS Rookie

    Using Vista 64-bit. Didn't get that particular update. I usually check as most of you already stated.

    Sneaky though.
  10. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    Ya, I also didn't have that option..and I use the bing toolbar in firefox.
  11. Another reason why I have automatic updates turned off!
    I check the updates about once every couple weeks and selectively
    install the ones I want. Just because it is new, doesn't make it better,
    just new. Sometimes updates break more than they fix.
  12. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Likewise, I double-checked after the patch and didn't get the update and I as well have Bing in my search options for FF.
  13. bugejakurt

    bugejakurt TS Booster Posts: 158   +15

    What does the update do?
  14. Just updated yesterday and didn't get this, perhaps it's moved in a different or optional category?
    Anyways I'm using minefield firefox 3.7 alpha, works a treat.
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