The Mozilla Update is a feature that automatically keeps your computer up-to-date with the latest releases of FireFox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey.
Known Update Targets
- Mozilla Firefox
- Mozilla Thunderbird (coming soon)
Official Ways for Disabling
Support by Update Freezer
Update Freezer configures Firefox updates for all users in the system (globally) by locking update settings. It creates and manages two files:
- %PROGRAMFILES%\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\freezer-settings.js
This file contains two lines:
- pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0);
- pref("general.config.filename", 'mozillaFreezer.cfg');
- %PROGRAMFILES%\Mozilla Firefox\mozillaFreezer.cfg
This file contains two lines that are changed depending on user choice made in Update Freezer UI (Disabled, Notify Only, Automatic):
If user chooses 'Firefox Defined' option in Update Freezer UI then these files are deleted and update settings are unlocked.
Note: If Update Freezer shows 'Firefox Defined' for Firefox then update settings are not locked. In this case current update status can be determined and managed manually using Options > Advanced > Update tab of Firefox, see .
Note: Restart Firefox after changing updater status in the Update Freezer in order to settings take effect.Both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows are supported.
Drawbacks of Update Freeze
By disabling automated updates you have a risk to stay unprotected from vulnerabilities covered by regular maintenance updates of software.
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