06-21-2011 09:04 AM
For now, I recommend that you update to Firefox 4.0.1 to ensure you have the latest security updates for that browser. Thanks!
06-21-2011 11:39 AM
Tony, I understand the desire for Norton to put out a problem-free update, but here's a quote from Maximum PC: "Mozilla plans on releasing a new iteration of Firefox every six weeks as part of its fast-track schedule, so we should be seeing Firefox 6
sometime around the beginning of August. Mozilla hopes that the rapid changes will let new features be added soon after they're completed, rather than forcing developers to wait several months for a new build.". Norton must find a way to move faster or it will become another of the companies on the junkpile of industry history. The companies that don't evolve to meet changing environments die off.
06-21-2011 12:14 PM
...Norton must find a way to move faster or it will become another of the companies on the junkpile of industry history. The companies that don't evolve to meet changing environments die off.
Hi Garlen, I agree. That's why were releasing a Norton Toolbar patch today that will address the compatibility issues seen with Firefox 5. This patch will be available in the next few hours through LiveUpdate.
This update will be available shortly to all languages of the product, and apply to NIS/NAV 18.6, N360 v5.1, and Comcast Norton Security Suite. In the meantime, if you are still running Firefox 3.6, I recommend that you upgrade to Firefox 5 or Firefox 4.0.1 before you receive the Norton patch.
06-21-2011 12:49 PM
The patch is now available through LiveUpdate. Please see Tim's announcement for details. Thanks for your patience.
06-21-2011 12:54 PM
06-21-2011 01:59 PM
Just explain, is the patch the same for Firefox 4.01 and for Firefox 5.0? If we received our Norton Internet Security update today and we have Ffx 4.01, then do we still need another Norton patch if we upgrade Firefox from 4.01 to 5.0?
06-21-2011 02:09 PM - edited 06-21-2011 02:10 PM
The patch that has come out today is a compatibility update for Firefox 5.0. The patches for Firefox 4.0 and 4.0.1 were both included in the NIS 18.6 update. If you have that version installed, then you also have the FF 4.0 and 4.0.1 patches installed. Did that answer your questions?
06-21-2011 02:21 PM
For the small percentage who may have wondered, I had FF 4.0.1 and NIS 22.214.171.124 when the patch for FF 5.0 arrived on my machine, win7 x64 home premium.
After the reboot, I installed FF 5.0 and the NIS toolbar and its two components were there in the browser.