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Keep Fire Fox from updating

I need to stay at a certain version in Firefox because of a certain application. I need to stay on version 51. I disable updates but it still updates on its own. Very frustrating because once it updates,our helpdesk gets flooded with calls once the application stops working. From Google searches I see that many others have the same problem. Is there a solution for this?
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Sam Simon NasserIT Support ProfessionalCommented:
disable the service and scheduled tasks
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ITguy565Commented:
Here is a good article on how to disable this:
https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-disable-firefox-updates
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ITguy565Commented:
Disabling Updates
To fully disable Firefox updates, click the main Firefox menu button, which is the button in the top of the screen that has three horizontal lines on it. Then click on the "Options" icon, which is in the shape of a gear. A window pops up where you click the "Advanced" option and beneath that the "Update" tab. Click the "Never check for updates" option and then click the "OK" button.
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Sam Simon NasserIT Support ProfessionalCommented:
@itguy ... disabling the service will deny firefox for checking for new version
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
AFAIK disabling the service will not prevent updates if Use a background service to install updates is disabled.

I would disable it via the FireFox options (not that I would disable updates)
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ITguy565Commented:
Beat me to it Shaun :)
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
The real solution is to fix the application's dependencies so it will work with any browser.
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ITguy565Commented:
Dave, while that may be so, it sometimes is not worth the development costs.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
How much does it cost you to keep fighting the upgrade problem and your dependence on an old version of Firefox?  Does it run in Chrome or Opera?
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Lucas BishopClick TrackerCommented:
Just as a side-note, since FIrefox updates are generally addressing security issues, it may be problematic to the enterprise if employees are using a legacy version for daily browsing.

It may be best to set up a VM, with the legacy version of Firefox, specifically for this application. That way employees aren't using an insecure browser for daily tasks.
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InSearchOfAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info. Unfortunately the cost to upgrade the application is close to six figures. We are looking at an alternative which is much cheaper and not browser dependent. In the interim I need to keep this working. Disabling Updates under Advanced options only works for a short while for some reason. Chrome and Opera don’t work.
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