Firefox - Maintenance Service?

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  1. ams963

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    Hi,

    I manually update Firefox. Do I still need to keep Mozilla Maintenance Service installed and tick the option use a background service to install updates in Firefox?

    Best Wishes,
    Amit
     
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    As Cudni said, it's up to you - many choose not to use this. If you choose not too use this Mozilla widget, disable the service as well. You can also uninstall.
     

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    Do you have thunderbird installed also.?...This maybe needed for that also.:)
     
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    Under T-Bird, Tools > Options > Advanced > Updates Tab > uncheck > background service. Not needed.
     
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    Can i suggest that if this is being uninstalled then do it in safemode.I uninstalled this and it crashed the computer and killed explorer.exe.
    Just an observation.
     
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    @Cudni and @siljaline
    From the link I can see that this service is for UAC. And I don't have that in my XP. So I don't need the service at all. Thanks a lot for clearing that up guys.:thumb:
     
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    No I don't have thunderbird installed.

    Oh my! That's pretty scary. I've never uninstalled anything in safe mode before. I rarely went safe mode. Only ran MBAM a few times there. Do you think I should absolutely uninstall it in safe mode? Would uninstalling normally from Control Panel not work?:(
     
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    I've uninstalled it both through Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel and using Revo Uninstaller with no problems whatsoever.
     
  10. siljaline

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    UAC doesn't really come into play unless your settings are elevated. Mozilla put those services there for Joe users, disable as you see fit.

    ~ For those following this ask Mozilla directly if unsure. ~

    • Official Mozilla Thunderbird Support https://getsatisfaction.com/mozilla_messaging/

    • Official Mozilla Firefox Support https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/get-community-support
     
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    Ah thanks a lot for that siljaline. :thumb:
     
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    Okay I've uninstalled the service using the normal Control Panel. Everything seems fine.

    Thanks everyone for helping me out.:D:thumb:
     
  14. siljaline

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    Your most welcome, while I'm a relative Mozilla newbie, I try to lend a hand where I can.

     
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