Now, by default – Firefox will check for updates automatically. However, here are the steps you need to take to make sure Firefox is running the latest and greatest version. It is very important that Firefox is running the latest version for a number of reasons. The biggest one is security.
With Firefox, updates will be downloaded in the background and will be installed the next time you restart Firefox. If an update has been waiting to be installed for more than 24 hours, you’ll see a notification with the option to restart Firefox and install the update.
So, how can you manually check for an update?
- At the top of the Firefox window click the Firefox button, go over to the Help menu and select About Firefox. For Windows XP: Go to the Help menu and select About Firefox.
- The About Firefox window will open and Firefox will begin checking for updates. If updates are available, they will begin downloading automatically. If Firefox is already up to date, just close the About Firefox window.
- When the updates are downloaded and ready to be installed, click Restart to Update. Firefox will be restarted and the updates will be installed.
So, there you have it. Now you can make sure you are using the latest version of Firefox so you are updated, secure and using all the latest and greatest features.