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Firefox Ver 6.0 = bad news

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Matt9876, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Matt9876

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    The new version of Firefox web browser 6.0 is loaded with Microsoft DRM software and other plugins that constantly talk with the Internet.

    In my book this is major bad news and I have already removed it and reverted to version 4.0, also turned off auto update till I get a handle on just whats going on.


    Messed up my machine big time.:eek2:
     
  2. dishrich

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    And this has to do w/DirecTV how???
     
  3. Valve1138

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    MS Update quietly installs a Firefox plugin without asking. Sounds like your PC was borked to begin with.
     
  4. sigma1914

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    It's been fine on my machine. Sometimes it's not the software...
     
  5. Valve1138

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    Must be DirecTV's fault since the OP is a Dish user? :grin:
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

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    I'm moving this to the Tech Talk forum.
     
  7. Davenlr

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    I upgraded to 6, and do not see any DRM plug-is. Microsoft DRM is part of Windows media player. Running stable on my system.

    Where are you seeing this installed? In Firefox's plugins?
     
  8. Matt9876

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    Sorry thought I posting in OT = off topic forum.

    Just got back on the Internet, No cookies , No book marks yet.:)
     
  9. Matt9876

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    under tools click options

    under the general tab click Manage add ons

    under Manage add ons click plugins.
     
  10. sigma1914

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    I don't see it.
     
  11. Matt9876

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    I get a long list java,flash,Microsoft DRM 9.0.0.4503 listed twice,adobe,shock wave,media player etc..
     
  12. Matt9876

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    All my problems started after the version 6.0 started and my firewall machine reported 100s of UDP connections to Firefox.
     
  13. TBoneit

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    I just disabled the MS DRM.....
     
  14. Davenlr

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    Not listed under my plugins, but I dont use WMP either.
     
  15. xzi

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    It's nothing... it's a plug in for playing MS-DRM protected WMP within Firefox in embedded players, such as Vudu, etc. These days most stuff uses Flash or Silverlight so it's not quite as common as it used to be, but it's not "evil" and it won't DRM your own content.
     
  16. Marlin Guy

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    7.0 beta is fast
     
  17. TBlazer07

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    Getting lots of crashes on 6.0 also when I launch a website from a desktop shortcut I often get a message saying something to the effect that "Firefox is already running." It's not, checked task manager, processes etc. Then relaunch shortcut 2nd time and it works. All started seconds after 6.0 was installed. Been flawless for years.
     
  18. phrelin

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    The two threads on this should be combined, but if you download the Compatibility Reporter from Mozilla it can give you more control over add-ons.
     
  19. antennas

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    Same happened to me also, using old version only did not get along with the latest one.
     
  20. PolishPoet

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    NO M$ DRM listed under my plugins.
     

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