Open Bug 574242 Opened 14 years ago Updated 1 year ago

Firefox Stability Update 3.6.4 Makes Internet Unaccessable


(Firefox :: General, defect)

3.6 Branch
Windows 7





(Reporter: rpfpap, Unassigned)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100611 Firefox/3.6.4 GTB7.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100611 Firefox/3.6.4 GTB7.0

I noticed that when I applied the recent update just now, it messed with a few of my settings. I could not connect to the internet because it switched my "no proxy" setting to the "system default" one, which makes connecting to websites impossible. I managed to find out and switch it back. It looks like all my add-ons now work.

Anyone else with this problem?

Additionally, I noticed that once the update became available, windows updates suddenly occurred during my reboot, in response. Is it just a coincidence, because I don't notice the new windows updates. Unless they were small security or stability updates, it worries me.

It's kind of a paradox that the "stability update" made me incapable of accessing any website. That's not stability, last time I checked. Anyway, just reporting this problem. Give me a heads up, I wonder if anyone else had a similar problem or if I'm just all alone here.

~ Paint.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
2. Attempt to load any website.
Actual Results:  
It attempts to load the website, but it stays blank. The "signal" to retrieve the website is sent, but the "website data" is not received in return.

Expected Results:  
The website is loaded and no problems occur.

This can easily be fixed by going to tools and then options on your Firefox browser. The setting has been changed to "system proxy settings" on advanced/network, however, it was originally "no proxy." This minor and hidden change caused a major internet problem, but when discovered can easily be fixed back to working condition.
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch
Severity: minor → S4
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.