Firefox 3.6 Brings Performance Improvements, a Few New Features

by admin January 21, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Earlier today, Mozilla released Firefox 3.6, the latest version of its popular browser. While it’s not as big of an update as the more ambitious Firefox 3.5, it includes a number of under-the-hood improvements, and a handful of changes that you might discover as you use it. Here are some of the most notable improvements.

Plugin Check for Better Security

Firefox 3.6 can now detect whether any of your installed browser plugins (Flash, etc…) are out of date. Why is this important? Cyber-criminals often use bugs in outdated versions of some browser plugins–particularly Flash and QuickTime–to attack your PC and potentially install malware that can be used to steal your personal information, or turn your PC into a spam bot. In essence, Firefox 3.6 now automatically does what Mozilla’s Plugin Check page did for earlier versions of Firefox.

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