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Anupam 07. Sep 2009 06:53 PM

Firefox upgrade will check for third party updates
Future Firefox upgrades will now check for third party add-on updates, like Adobe Flash, and other similar add-ons, plugins, and extensions. I think that is a really good move. Many times, the security can be compromised with these add-ons, or plugins. Adobe flash has been known to be a favorite of the hackers, and often contains vulnerabilities.

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js960 07. Sep 2009 09:51 PM

It is a good move - but Mozilla better be sure all providers of whatever service is synced with this update mania ;) or confusion will spread fast. Pic is few month old and result of latest update to 10.xx version.

Anupam 08. Sep 2009 07:12 AM

Where was this error encountered, I mean using what application?

js960 08. Sep 2009 02:55 PM

Just a browser and was all over but heard it was a common reaction to latest update. They blaimed Adobe but magically suggestion vanished in a week or 2 - since they got their flash stuff fixed :)

Anupam 08. Sep 2009 05:39 PM

Ah OK :). Well, I am sure Mozilla people will do it right.

Anupam 10. Sep 2009 07:21 PM

Although, its not mentioned in the release notes, but the feature may well be available with the new release of Firefox, according to this article:

Its a request, if anyone finds this feature working, please do give feedback here. I can't check, because I have the latest version of flash installed. This release appears to check only for Adobe Flash updates. More will be added later.

Anupam 18. Sep 2009 11:51 AM

Mozilla has indeed released this new feature with the latest version of 3.5.3, and the response has been really positive. According to the news in the link which will be posted below, this feature of Firefox has lead 10 million people to download Flash. Now, that's really quite a response!

Full news here:

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