Wed, Apr 25 2012 14:39
How to disable Silent Updates in Firefox
With the release of Firefox 12 for Windows, Mozilla has introduced a new
feature called silent updates. This feature will allow Firefox to
install updates without first displaying a User Account Control (UAC)
dialog. This feature is made possible through a Windows service named Mozilla Maintenance Service that is located at %ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Maintenance Service\maintenanceservice.exe.
This service is not running all the time, but is started via command
line arguments when a new Firefox update is available. Though, the
Mozilla Maintenance Service is currently only installing updates,
Mozilla has stated that it may include other command line arguments for
this service that could clear the Windows prefetch, defrag a user's
profile, and perform other actions that are not yet discussed.
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