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Kaspersky keeps upgrading Firefox without authorization [moved]

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About a week ago, Kaspersky informed me that Firefox had a new version. I upgraded it through Kaspersky, but after discovering many extensions do not work with the latest version, I went back to an older one. Kaspersky now keeps downloading the upgrade in the background without informing me until it's ready to install, so I have to keep going back and re-installing the old version, which is a PAIN IN THE BUTT. How do I stop this auto-updating?

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I think I figured it out. I caught it when it was downloading again and selected the never option from the drop-down menu. This is very inconvenient, however. Is there a way to preemptively black list or white list programs?

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A few times a year Kaspersky updates Firefox to the latest version without my permission while I have the browser's auto-update turned off. This REALLY pisses me off as the latest version is always crap that eliminates even more of my extensions. I generally go back to an older version, but every now and then, for some unknown reason, even when I install from the software saved on my computer, that version no longer allows all of the extensions it did right before the stupid update. THIS is one of those times! I do NOT want Kaspersky auto-updating ANY software.

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I also have this problem.  I have found a work around though.  As soon as the message appears that Kaspersky is downloading Firefox, I unplug the modem.  When I re-connect the modem Kaspersky says it cannot update Firefox and the update dialogue comes up and allows skipping this update.  Cumbersome but prevents having to reload an older Firefox.  In Firefox under tools, options, general (FF56) is an option "Never check for updates" and an option "Use a a background service to install updates".  Even when these are set to No, Firefox and Kaspersky both try to update Firefox.

It would be great if Kaspersky could permanently prohibit unwanted updates from any program as required.

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Dear friends, I made a mistake yesterday and I accept the Firefor update for Kpersky and now I can not use Firefox,  any page opens, even my gmail or my bank page, I want to go back, and I do not know how, what could I do? somebody help me please

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T o stop Kaspersky Internet Security updating software automatically select Settings then Protection.  Scroll down to Software Updater and turn it off.  There will then be warnings about updates to various programs with the option to Install or Ignore.  I should have checked this in the first place.

To Mirosorio.   Try reinstalling Firefox.  On the Mozilla website it is possible to download earlier versions.

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Hello , i am new to Kaspersky Internet Security and found no way to turn automatic update off for Firefox on Windows.

Even when i select "Software Updater" and turn it off, after some time it would still update Firefox to latest ESR; but i would like to continue use Firefox 52 ESR due to extensions that are incompatible with newest Quantum Firefox.

Is there a way to stop Kaspersky from updating Firefox on Windows effectively?

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Hi everyone with this problem.

I have Windows 7 with Firefox 56 and have found this works.

In Kaspersky turn off Software Updater.

In Firefox go to Tools - Settings - General and select "Check for updates but let you choose to install them".

This seems to work if both Kaspersky and Firefox are set like this.

Downside is frequent pop ups saying "Update now", just say no.  Also message saying "Firefox is extremely out of date" across top of screen, but has a normal "X' to close message on right hand side of the screen.

This is annoying but one click lets you continue without an update you don't want.

 

 

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Hello , TeaPot2,

i have done so , but selected in Firefox "Never install Updates (not recommended)". It stays put for some time, but then Kaspersky seems to update nevertheless the Program Firefox, even if Software Updater turned off. Could be that the Kaspersky Firefox Extension is able to override these settings?

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Hello mrkapqa.

I have never bothered with the "Never Install Updates".  I seem to remember some reason not to do so that I read years ago, but I cannot remember the details.  I think it was from a post on the Kaspersky forum.  What I do is use is MozBackup to save my profile and add-ons etc.  Then if Firefox does  manage to update itself, removing Firefox and re-installing FF 56 and restoring the backup from MozBackup puts you back to before the upgrade to whatever the latest Firefox is.

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