IMPORTANT: About old firefox versions...

Discussion in 'Windows XP General Discussion' started by XpTime, Feb 29, 2020.

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    XpTime

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    So, currently i installed a old version of firefox in vms and actual xp machines, some of you might have seen a firefox instance open with just gibberish.
    This is because it has an auto-update function, which opens every once a while, this auto-update function opens a firefox instance, and tries to download a update, this updater tries to connect to an link that no longer exists, which causes redirects to shady sites, and you can't stop it, since it only runs in the background. The only way to get rid of this updater is to delete the following file "Updater.exe".
    So if you ever install an old firefox version, make sure to delete "updater.exe".
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    I use version 52.9.0 ESR the last version for xp , have never had a page open in gibberish, searched my entire computer for updater.exe, did not find it. if you do not install the maintenance/updater service then you will not have this running in the background :)
     
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    I too use the 52.9.0 ESR version, the portable version. I've never had issues it. With portable, everything firefox is contained in the firefox folder, (in my case c:\firefoxportable52.9). Including all add ons/pws etc etc. Once setup, copy this folder to somewheres safe. Obviously, any changes/mods are not there, periodically, backup FF's folder. Having said that, I save all d/l's to a dedicated C:\ folder, (my case = C:\D L's)
     
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    It's not difficult to move the browser profile to a less buried location. You can set the profile location and the cache location.

    Best to use a virtual RAM disk program to use that for windows temporary files, as well as a cache location.
     
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