Firefox 2.0.0.2

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  1. tansu

    tansu Registered Member

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  2. vhick

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    thanks for reminding sir!;)
     
  3. sweater

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    Many tnx, I'll check this out tommorow....coz I'm very buzy today...;) :thumb: :D
     
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    Thanks from here also.
    Bummer though.I just got around to installing version 2.0.
    I'll have to do this new one later today.
     
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    As with any new version it may report incompatibility with some extensions and\or themes. Mr. Tech Local Install solved (at least for me) any of those problems. FF 2.0.0.2 running just fine here after about 12 or so hours. :thumb:
     
  6. TonyW

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    I didn't receive notification of the update available, but I checked manually by going to Help/Check for Updates. However, I kept getting the following message so I ended up downloading the .exe file and installing that way.

    My two extensions (or Add-ons as they're now called) work fine, but a message came up saying the Java Console 6.0 wasn't compatible with this update of FF.

    Anyone else experienced either of these two issues?
     

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    back when i upgraded to 2.0.0.1 i did receive teh message about Java Console 6.0. since then ive used Java 5 (Update 11).

    java 6 still works btw regardless of the "incompatibility".
     
  8. TonyW

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    I've found sites with java still working despite that message.
     
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    same here. i though java runtime 6.0 didnt work. but despite of the message, it works.
     
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  11. ErikAlbert

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    I do the same thing, I WAIT until my Firefox informs me. It's the most easy way to upgrade Firefox. I only have to use my eyes and pointing finger when it's there and that is good, because I'm lazy.
     
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    Menu>Help>Check for updates and the update is already there.. (this afternoon it was)

    Gerard
     
  13. Eldar

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    Indeed Gerard, the Fx update can be downloaded by the updater and I did it yesterday after BetaNews alerted me. :D
     
  14. TonyKlein

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    Yup, it's a wonderful extension indeed. Just rightclick any extension that has been disabled due to it being incompatible, and choose 'make compatible'.

    It's as easy as that! http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p241/TonyKlein/Smilies/1450.gif
     
  15. TonyW

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    Unless you get the error like I was getting while checking for updates.

    It has cleared now, and connects as it should.
     
  16. Longboard

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    There seems to have been quite a few unusual issues with the latest update to 2.0.0.2.

    Various error messages etc

    I had to Dl the full new install, reboot and reinstall.
    Prolly the easiest method to get past any probs.
    Strange in that all prior updates have gone without a hitch.

    (Love the little message that comes up in the install window"A little house keeping" :) )

    All good now.
     
  17. Escalader

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    Yes, I got a low risk parasite, picked up by Spysweeper with AV (turned off)
    "You get more that you bargain for on freebies"

    Name 180search Assistant/Zango
    Unique Code HG443
    Type Adware
    Severity Low
    Description 180search Assistant and Zango are adware programs that may direct you to sponsors' Web sites.

    Characteristics 180search Assistant and Zango may direct you to sponsors' Web sites, after entering certain keywords into your browser.

    Method of Infection 180search Assistant and Zango may be bundled with various free software programs or downloaded directly.

    Consequences 180search Assistant and Zango may open a new browser window displaying a sponsors’ Web site, slowing your Web browser's performance.
     
  18. Longboard

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    ?? Escalader are you saying FF update has malware ??
     
  19. TonyW

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    I dunno if it's to do with this update, but I seem to be getting more certificate alerts now. o_O
     
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    "?? Escalader are you saying FF update has malware ??",

    No, I'm saying that during the FF update I got the adware detected by SS. This is maybe coincidental but FF is free right?

    This was the only malware/parasite I have seen in at least 6 months and that was what happened during the FF update. Hopefully no one else got it and it relates only to my PC.

    The SpySweeper explanation (NOT MINE) was the information I gave everybody.Here it is again with quotes around SS message.

    "Name 180search Assistant/Zango
    Unique Code HG443
    Type Adware
    Severity Low
    Description 180search Assistant and Zango are adware programs that may direct you to sponsors' Web sites.

    Characteristics 180search Assistant and Zango may direct you to sponsors' Web sites, after entering certain keywords into your browser.

    Method of Infection 180search Assistant and Zango may be bundled with various free software programs or downloaded directly.

    Consequences 180search Assistant and Zango may open a new browser window displaying a sponsors’ Web site, slowing your Web browser's performance"
     
  21. lodore

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    I have done a Spy sweeper scan after i installed the latest firefox and it found three tracking cookies so it could of been a coincidence or a an FP.
    lodore
     
  22. Longboard

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    Escalader
    that is FUD

    THere was afaicr a FF add-on that had some spyware in it.
    http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=99900

    There are always concerns re dud or malicious addons ;
    http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=465643

    There will always be users who Dl stuff from the wrong place: hard to stop.

    IMHO: Might be better to point out that the "crapware utility" SpySweeper has possibly, once again F###ed up.

    Unless its true ;)
     
  23. Escalader

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    Hi Longboard:

    If for you FUD=fear uncertainty and doubt? then yes, I think you are right, these tools we all use bring it with them. A lot of it going around.

    All I was trying to do was report for others what I observed, if it is meaningless then what can I say?

    It happened as stated. I'm not trying to advocate SS or knock it.

    Take it easy.
     
  24. Riverrun

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    I'm using the latest edition of Firefox. Had to delete the earlier model (long story).

    What I miss is an addon that I had in the old version. I don't remember the name of it and hence, can't re-install. Maybe one or two of you will know what I mean if I tell you that when using Google Image facility, it allowed me to go directly to any illustration that the search threw up and it also provided an alternative list of search-engines.

    I think that it also filtered out the potential harmful effects of Java and Java-script.

    It was so useful and I'd like to have it back
     
  25. tansu

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    Maybe this one or that one.
     
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