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Firefox and Chrome downloading themselfs whenever they want!


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#1 KOTP

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 01:28 PM

Hey random PC experts,i am kinda new to this site and i am not sure if these forums are place where i put my solution or i am waiting for others to help me. Anyway I need some help!

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate and for some reason Firefox and Chrome are downloading themselfs without my permission! Also when i try to uninstall them only Firefox has folder with it's name and Chrome is in some folder with random name (it changes everytime it downloads) ! So if anyone solved this please answer me


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#2 RolandJS

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:28 PM

Nobody will either PM or email you - that I know of  :)   Any and all answers are to be posted in the thread(s)   :)

Now, my first guess is:  your present Firefox and your present Chrome are set to automatically download any and all updates.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:58 PM

The default state of Firefox (Tools->Options->Advanced Pane->Update Tab) is "Automatically Install Updates" and Chrome is set up the same way and without any direct way to disable it (and for good reason).

 

Web browsers should always be updated to their latest versions as a great many improvements in security go along with that and older versions stop getting any updates, including security updates, after some period of time.  Right now Firefox is about to roll out version 53 which drops support for Windows XP and Vista and anyone remaining on version 52, even if they're on the ESR (extended service release) version of 52, will only continue receiving security updates for a few months.

 

Auto update is not the default for no reason.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:30 AM

I forgot to say,I am not useing nither firefox or chrome, i am using opera.Don't know is this changing something. :/ 



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:14 PM

I forgot to say,I am not useing nither firefox or chrome, i am using opera.Don't know is this changing something. :/ 

That changes the situation, I have no idea why when using Opera, Firefox and Chrome begin downloading.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:17 PM

 

I forgot to say,I am not useing nither firefox or chrome, i am using opera.Don't know is this changing something. :/ 

That changes the situation, I have no idea why when using Opera, Firefox and Chrome begin downloading.

 

 

That does change things.   You can either chase down what processes are doing this via task manager and then take a look at startup processes and scheduled tasks or try asking this, with pertinent details included, on the "Am I infected?  What Should I Do?" forum.

 

I have never seen either Firefox or Chrome download itself unless it is installed on that machine and, in addition, being used regularly so that detection of new versions occurs.


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 03:19 PM

This sounds like rogue installations of Firefox and Chrome to me as that's not normal behavior by either browser..  

 

Have you scanned your entire system with your Antivirus and Malwarebytes for malware and rootkits?






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