Firefox tries to update while running in limited account




10 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: bug, Unassigned)


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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; FDM; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
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An older version of firefox is installed. While using firefox with a limited account, firefox will download and try to install. It will be unsucess full at installing an just keep trying to install. Even after a logout then login, when starting firefox it will try to install again.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Just Install Firefox as an admin user and wait till a new version comes out.
2.Use the old version in a limited account, if the setting for the limited account are set to auto update firefox, then once a new version is out firefox will download and try to install. Firefox becomes unusable after it tries to update, since it will want to update each time.
3.Update Firefox using an admin account and in fire fox going to help, check for updates.
Actual Results:  
Limited Account Still tries to update.
In Admin account, after the update it starts up, but later on. after logout and login, you get the message "The application or DLL C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\nss3.dss is not a valid Windows image. Please chek this against your installation disskette" when trying to start firefox.

Expected Results:  
When firefox is running in a limited account, the check for updates option should not be available and it should be allowed to check for updates and try to install them.

1 admin account, all the others are limited user accounts.
I am unable to reproduce following your steps when logging out / logging in as a regular account. Are you by chance using "run as"?

Comment 2

8 years ago
Reporter -> Are you still experiencing this issue? Can you address the question in comment 1? What version of Firefox are/were you running when you experienced this issue?

Comment 3

8 years ago
Closing bug as Incomplete - if you are still experiencing this issue or have more information to provide feel free to post back here and we can re-open the bug. You can also get assistance by visiting the Firefox help site ->
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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