Mozilla has just released a major update to the popular Firefox browser that patches 16 security flaws, three of them rated critical.
This latest version is 36.0, and if you have Firefox set to update automatically you don’t have anything to worry about as it will all be taken care of for you.
But if you have it set to allow you to install updates manually, I recommend that you update to version 36.0 immediately. And by the way, if you have Firefox set to never check for updates…well, it would probably be a good idea to change that.
Follow these steps to check if you’re running the latest version of Firefox:
1 – Launch Firefox and click the Menu icon that’s located in the upper right-hand corner of the window. (It looks like three horizontal lines stacked atop one another.)
2 – Click the little Question Mark located at the very bottom of the menu box that pops up.
3 – Click About Firefox. Firefox will check to see if there is an update available. If the browser has already been updated to version 36.0, it will say so. Otherwise it will automatically download and install the update and then prompt you to re-start Firefox.
If it isn’t set up that way already, I strongly recommend that you set Firefox to update itself automatically whenever a new update is released. Just follow these steps:
1 – Launch Firefox and click the Menu icon.
2 – Click Options.
3 – Select the Advanced tab.
4 – Select Automatically install updates, then click the Ok button.