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Firefox/Extensions Refresher

Firefox occasionally releases updates to its browser, and extension creators often release newer versions with more features and bug fixes.

Updates to Firefox You are not using Firefox. You should upgrade to using Firefox by following the Firefox installation instructions

To verify the above browser check, you can click "Help"->"check for updates" from the Firefox menu.

Updates to Firefox Extensions

To check for updates to the extensions, click tools->extensions from the Firefox Browser. Click "Find updates". This will cause the "Find Updates" button to gray out. Wait until the "Find Updates" button to un-gray (may take a while if you have a lot of extensions). Next, scroll up and down to see each extension. Under each extension it will say either "No Updates available for x" or have a button that says something like "Update Now". Click this button for any extension that has one. After installing extension updates, close all instances of Firefox and re-open it.



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(Click the checkbox and click next to update the progress checklist)
I am running the latest version of firefox and all my extensions are up to date

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First TimeRefresher
Refresher:
 Hosts File
 AntiSpyware
 Remove Viruses
 Antivirus
 Microsoft Update
 Firefox/Extensions
 Remove Programs
 Startup Items
 Temporary Items
 Defragment Drives
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First Time:
 Windows XP
 Format/Reinstall
 Remove Programs
 Install AntiSpyware
 Hosts File
 Remove Viruses
 Install Antivirus
 Microsoft Update
 Automatic Updates
 Setup Firewall
 Install Firefox
 Firefox Extensions
 Startup Items
 Virtual Memory
 Remove Temp Files
 Defragment Drives
 Clean Desktop
 Sign Up for Refresher
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