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Racerbob
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Webster, NY
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[FireFox] 23.0 Beta 2 is out

At the usual places. Major Geeks is one with a link to the download.


siljaline
I'm lovin' that double wide
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47717768
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Birmingham, AL
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reply to Racerbob
Thanks.


Grail Knight

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reply to Racerbob
I like this build although I miss having the image and java options available through the Options Window.
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"One good conspiracy deserves another."


Racerbob
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reply to Racerbob
Fresh on the heels of beta 2 comes beta 3....

»www.majorgeeks.com/files/details···fox.html


chachazz
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siljaline
I'm lovin' that double wide
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·Bell Sympatico
reply to Racerbob
Why - among others - I never use Major Greeks !
Borrowing from your Link - newbie users are often goaded and do click where they should not click
hXXtp://www.uniblue.com/cm/majorgeeks/driverscanner/statictxtlink/download/ is a Potentially Unwanted App


siljaline
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reply to chachazz
Yep - that is what the download would appear via Mozilla.
»Re: [FireFox] 23.0 Beta 2 is out
Expand your moderator at work


Racerbob
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Re: [FireFox] 23.0 Beta 2 is out

Click for full size
When you click on Download@Authors Site you get to the next page and the download from the author's site begins. Period. If there is something amiss there then I have never, ever had it happen to me. And I download a fair amount of software from there. Trust me, I am VERY careful on the net. Learned my lesson a long tiome ago and I regularly work on infected computers for friends and family.

I have never had an issue at Major Geeks. Ever. Their download link for Firefox is as clean as a whistle. They do not ever redirect me to any place else. Ever. This is where I first saw that Beta 3 was available and the file that is downloaded from their link is the very same, exact file that is downloaded from the official Mozilla site that chachazz posted. Nothing added. No spyware, no nothing added. On all of their downloads they have a link directly to the software's host site. I daily check Major Geek's, Beta News, Download Crew, FileHippo, and Neowin.net. End of rant.


siljaline
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The obfuscated link that I pointed to obviously points to malvertising - which, in turn can brick your PC - that is what I was trying to point out.

When Major Geeks had an updates board on their Forum, posts for Hosts file updates would be killed as the site is heavily ad-supported.

These have been my observations of freeware sites over the years.

This is not say MG is not a good place to find software nor was I judging your abilities to avoid these.

Just sayin' -



Racerbob
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Well I was just at their forum just now and I see that it is full of areas that help computer users. I really have never visited their forum before, but I will visit it occasionally now because I am always looking for good sources of information. They have a whole section devoted to Malware Removal. I see nothing in this current forum that is remotely related to anything that is sourced there to infect someone's computer, but thanks for the heads up just the same.

»forums.majorgeeks.com/


capdjq
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Vancouver

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reply to Racerbob
Have used Major Geeks for years and never had a problem with any download.
Now as for CNet that's another story......
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47717768
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O yea. Cnet would not let you download a lot of software unless you install that crappy Cnet download manger


capdjq
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Actually I like the 23 beta 3 better than FF22. I'm using the portable.


chachazz
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reply to Racerbob
2013-07-02: There will be 2 beta / week for the next 4 weeks (Desktop)

... so we may see a beta on July 9 and 11-12, or so.
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