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What is the earliest supported version of Firefox?


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Hello @moo4x:

Thank you for your interest in Malwarebytes Browser Guard (MBG).

According to the https://www.malwarebytes.com/browserguard/ -> Tech specs -> Software Requirements publication, MBG is supported only with the Windows platform at this time.  However, MBG seems to function correctly with the macOS Mojave/Catalina platforms.

Perhaps a Malwarebytes Product Manager can comment further.  In the meantime, have you tried MBG in an Android supported device?

HTH

cc: @rakka

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No one is testing on XP, I know that much, because Malwarebytes as a company no longer supports XP with any of its software except the last released version of their primary Malwarebytes product supported on XP which was version 3.5 (and the same is true of Vista).

That said, I don't know what prevents newer versions of Firefox from working on XP, but there is a portable version of Firefox so if it works with XP that might be a way to get a newer browser running on XP where Malwarebytes Browser Guard would most likely be compatible.  That's just speculation though; I don't have an XP box to test it on myself.

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18 minutes ago, exile360 said:

No one is testing on XP, I know that much, because Malwarebytes as a company no longer supports XP with any of its software except the last released version of their primary Malwarebytes product supported on XP which was version 3.5 (and the same is true of Vista).

That said, I don't know what prevents newer versions of Firefox from working on XP, but there is a portable version of Firefox so if it works with XP that might be a way to get a newer browser running on XP where Malwarebytes Browser Guard would most likely be compatible.  That's just speculation though; I don't have an XP box to test it on myself.

As far as FF & XP, 36 is the last version. As far as MBAM & XP, I hadn't heard anything about incompatibilities. I've taken all updates that were offered to me with no issue. Currently running 3.5.1.22. Are you saying there are neweerr versions that haven't been offered due to running XP?

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Malwarebytes Browser Guard v2.x requires a minimum of Firefox v57.

Since Firefox v57 won't run on XP or Vista, Malwarebytes Browser Guard v2.x  is not XP or Vista compliant.

EDIT:

https://support.mozilla.org/dsb/kb/end-support-windows-xp-and-vista

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.9.0esr/

 

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1 hour ago, moo4x said:

As far as FF & XP, 36 is the last version. As far as MBAM & XP, I hadn't heard anything about incompatibilities. I've taken all updates that were offered to me with no issue. Currently running 3.5.1.22. Are you saying there are neweerr versions that haven't been offered due to running XP?

Yes, the latest is version 3.8.3; details on that release can be found here and information on XP and Vista compatibility can be found in this post.  You can see the entire release history for version 3.x on the right side of this page if you click where it says Release History.  There have been 3 major releases and numerous component update releases since the version you are running, however since you have the last supported version for XP, the newer versions will not be offered to you as it detects your OS when checking for updates and will only provide signature/database updates.

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FYI, I did find the legacy version of the portable build of Firefox version 52 for XP on this page and it appears that they've got it patched with all security patches through June 21st, 2018 though that doesn't seem to meet the requirements for Malwarebytes Browser Guard either unfortunately, though it is certainly more secure than version 36 which you're using now.

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1 hour ago, exile360 said:

Yes, the latest is version 3.8.3; details on that release can be found here and information on XP and Vista compatibility can be found in this post.  You can see the entire release history for version 3.x on the right side of this page if you click where it says Release History.  There have been 3 major releases and numerous component update releases since the version you are running, however since you have the last supported version for XP, the newer versions will not be offered to you as it detects your OS when checking for updates and will only provide signature/database updates.

Thank you for the information. I wasn't aware of that. Thanks also to MBAM for not auto downloading an update that may have broken my OS, much appreciated!

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1 hour ago, exile360 said:

FYI, I did find the legacy version of the portable build of Firefox version 52 for XP on this page and it appears that they've got it patched with all security patches through June 21st, 2018 though that doesn't seem to meet the requirements for Malwarebytes Browser Guard either unfortunately, though it is certainly more secure than version 36 which you're using now.

Thank you again. I will try it.

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1 hour ago, moo4x said:

I am an airhead. I am already running FF 52.9. No idea why I thought I was running 36.

No worries, at least you've been running the latest and most secure version you can on your OS, that's the important thing.  I'm sorry we couldn't provide a working version of the browser extension, but at least you have the Web Protection component in Malwarebytes with Premium.  It blocks a lot of malicious content.  Of course we obviously recommend you get onto a more modern version of Windows as soon as you are able to in order to have the best security and modern software compatibility, but in the meantime if there is anything else we might assist you with please let us know.

Thanks

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10 minutes ago, exile360 said:

No worries, at least you've been running the latest and most secure version you can on your OS, that's the important thing.  I'm sorry we couldn't provide a working version of the browser extension, but at least you have the Web Protection component in Malwarebytes with Premium.  It blocks a lot of malicious content.  Of course we obviously recommend you get onto a more modern version of Windows as soon as you are able to in order to have the best security and modern software compatibility, but in the meantime if there is anything else we might assist you with please let us know.

Thanks

Thank you! I have one Win 10 box, but I rarely use it as I dislike 8 & 10. 7 would have been ok, except I was one of the people who constantly got hit with the Windows Update doesn't work" bug on 7. Someday I'll have time to switch to Linux..........

My fantasy is the XP gui with Win 10 under the hood (Good luck). (-:

If BG ever becomes approved for Android, I'd love knowing that.

 

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On 10/17/2019 at 10:46 PM, David H. Lipman said:

Malwarebytes Browser Guard v2.x requires a minimum of Firefox v57.

Unofficially, users may find that 2.⋯ versions of the extension work fine with Firefox 56.0.2.

Note, this is not a recommendation to use any version of Firefox that is no longer supported by Mozilla.

Related: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/251326-strict_min_version-–-compatibility-with-waterfox-classic/

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