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Lindel
 
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Post Posted October 23rd, 2020, 1:52 am

I keep getting pops up notifications that a new Thunderbird update is available (I don't want to update) even after I selected in TB in update setting to "never". How to fix it?
it pop-up mostly when I use the empires and puzzles cheats
or any mobile gaming platform.
Can it help to use windows fw and block the update channel?
Last edited by Lindel on November 3rd, 2020, 6:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post Posted October 23rd, 2020, 7:07 am

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Files_and_fol ... hunderbird

C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\Thunderbird\updates used to contain the updates. You could delete that directory and it would workaround problems like yours. When needed, Thunderbird would re-create that directory tree. However, I think the directory has changed around version 60. Click on open folder next to "update folder" in help -> troubleshooting information.

Your problem is caused by it having already downloaded an update and updated a file that it checks to see if there is one ready to install. So adding a rule to your firewall is like locking the barn door after the horse is stolen.

Be careful NOT to use help -> about Thunderbird as that checks for an update even when you have checking for updates disabled. Use help -> troubleshooting information if you want to check what version you are running.

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