Firefox doing a "Ground Hog Day" on me!

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    I have a desktop and laptop both running Firefox
    and I am only having this problem on my desktop,
    so I am certain it's related to something on the desktop...

    Firefox keeps wanting to update itself to version 5.1.03

    First, I get a message it wants to upgrade. I let it.

    After I close Firefox and restart it, I get a message
    saying something prevented the software from fully
    upgrading. So, the software does a FULL DOWNLOAD,
    I install the update and all is well for 2-3 days....

    ...then the same thing starts happening again. It
    says that Firefox want to upgrade to the same version,
    it doesn't install right the first time, then does a complete
    download and install and all is fine for another 2-3 days.

    Any idea what may be going on?
     
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    Ron - I'm running Firefox v5.0 (1.0.7) on both my laptop and desktop with no problems. Neither have given me any indication they wish to upgrade to a new version. I have even tried to find an available update on both and received a message saying I had the latest version.

    Did you upgrade directly from the mozilla site or through the ff browser itself?

    EDIT: Strange, my browser will not let me update to 1.5.0.3, but I can do it from the Mozilla site...
     
  3. Ronald Epstein

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    Clinton,

    It is upgrading itself.
     
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    This morning I updated both my desktop and laptop to v1.5.0.3 directly from the Mozilla site. I'll give it a few days and see what happens.
     
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    You can always go to the advanced settings in Firefox and disable autoupdates...
     
  6. Ronald Epstein

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    Great idea!

    Going to do that now.

    Thanks!
     
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    Just make sure you stay on top of the Firefox security situation... maybe put in a weekly calendar entry to remind you to do a manual update check to see if there are any fixes you might need.
     

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