Opened 7 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#9572 closed defect (worksforme)

TBB opens link in firefox about upgrade

Reported by: vikinggod Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Actual Points:
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Another day when I used TBB 2.3.25-12 a strange thing happened while I was just surfing anonymously and using TBB in a normal way.

Out of the blue without really doing an upgrade(neither manually nor automatically) Torbrowser started checking for addon compatibility, the check that usually starts right after an upgrade to a later version.

And then the next time I opened the real standard Firefox browser, it opened the upgrade link saying it had upgraded from 17.0.8ESR to 23.1. But neither torbrowser or firefox had really been upgraded, they had/have the exact same versions before and after this happened.

I didn't visit any type of websites where you can expect exploits/vulnerabilities. I use good antivirus and antispyware, so I don't think there's anything on my computer making torbrowser misbehave.

Whoever is taking care of the torbrowser should take a look at this, as something seems to be compiled/configured badly so that firefox and torbrowser aren't completely separated from each other. Firefox is not my standard browser, so the reason the upgrade link showed up in firefox doesn't have anything to do with that. I also started firefox manually after torbrowser/TBB.

Child Tickets

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Keywords: tbb-firefox-patch added

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Component: Firefox Patch IssuesTor Browser
Owner: changed from mikeperry to tbb-team

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by bugzilla

Keywords: TBB torbrowser tbb-firefox-patch removed
Severity: Normal
Status: newneeds_information
Version: Tor: unspecified

Looks obsolete.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Resolution: worksforme
Status: needs_informationclosed

I think this is working at least in current Tor Browser versions. If not, please reopen this bug with steps to reproduce your problem.

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