How to stop firefox from updating

Some people are concerned about the connections Firefox makes to the Internet, especially when those connections are made for no apparent reason (see Mozilla's Firefox Browser Privacy Notice for additional information).

This article explains various reasons why Firefox may make a connection to the Internet and how you can stop it from doing so, if you wish.

Mozilla, maker of Firefox, lists dozens of security vulnerabilities that existed in older versions of the browser.

When you launch Firefox, it may update automatically and install a newer version.Firefox on Ubuntu 14.04 just updated to v 47, and it broke some of the stuff I was working on.That is however no biggie, I thought, because I can just download the previous version, and work with it, I thought.Whether it disrupts your workflow, or you have a limited amount of data that you can use each month and want to limit automatic updates, there are perfectly good reasons why you might not wish to let these automatic updates occur.Our guide below will show you where to find this setting so that you can disable Firefox’s automatic updates.