I was using Firefox 220.127.116.11 when the 18.104.22.168 version came out. I know there were problems with the update at first, and when the update window popped up in Firefox for me to update, I told it to update. I don't remember if that actually updated, or if nothing happened and I went to the site and manually downloaded the .exe for 22.214.171.124 and installed it that way. Either way, I did not remove 126.96.36.199 first (since, as far as I know, that has never been the procedure -- you could always just install the new one over the old one).
When I did update, and it said that I had to restart Firefox for it to take effect, I did so. But it showed that I still had 188.8.131.52. So I restarted Firefox again -- same thing. So I restarted my computer. Same thing. Then, like 20 minutes later, when I happened to have restarted Firefox for whatever reason, the update took effect and I got the box that said "updating Firefox" or whatever, then it showed as 184.108.40.206. I have no idea why it took that long to actually update/install. 1.
First, any thoughts on that? (I know there were issues when the update first was released, and I didn't realize it had just been released, otherwise I would have waited a few days or so.)
So now, after a number of weeks, I notice that in my add/remove programs list, I have both Firefox 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168
Why would this be? Shouldn't the new one have installed over the old one?3.
Does having that 22.214.171.124 version still there make my computer vulnerable to anything? (When I check the version of Firefox in the browser, it says 126.96.36.199.)4.
Should I uninstall the 188.8.131.52 in add/remove programs? If so, will that have an effect on 184.108.40.206 at all? Could I lose my settings/bookmarks/etc.?
Thanks for the help!
My stats: Windows XP Home SP2; Firefox 3.0.14 w/ Ad-Block Plus; IE 6.0 (used only for monthly Windows Critical Updates); ZoneAlarm 6.1.744.001 Free; AVG 8.5 A/V Free; SuperAntispyware Free 4.28.1010