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Bruinator    37

Hi,

 

I use firefox 56 instead of the newer version. Under the option allow firefox to, I selected the option to Never check for updates only. For some reason, it still is updating to the latest version and I dont want it to. I dont know if Kaspersky IS is cozing it or what. IS there a way to prevent it from updating?

 

TIA

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Nick H.    10,002
8 hours ago, Bruinator said:

TIA

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GrayW    119

This has been an intermittent bug for quite a while. Sometimes disabling it works, sometimes it doesn't. You could always try editing the prefs.js file manually.

 

As another option, have you considered using the ESR version? It might be a more suitable option if you only need security patches: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/

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erpster3    35

the Never check for updates option has been removed starting with Firefox 63 so the only way to disable firefox browser updates from FF63 and beyond is by creating a policy file (policies.json) that has the following:

 

{
  "policies": {
    "DisableAppUpdate": true
  }
}

 

this policies.json file has to be placed in the distribution folder of the main Firefox program directory [ex. c:\program files\mozilla firefox\distribution\] for Firefox versions 63 & greater to stop auto updating.

 

and note that the policies.json file gets removed whenever FF63 is being upgraded to a newer version, so the json file and the distribution folder has to be created again to block updates.

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