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When an update for Browser Guard is available, an orange spot on the 'Open Application Menu' button.  When clicked, a popup appears requesting permission to update. Does this mean that the previous version continues to operate until that permission is given by the user?

Is this a Firefox thing or is it a Malwarebytes created behaviour.  It does not happen with Google Chrome.

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I do not use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, but I do use Avast together with Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware. Does the lack of permission actually prevent Browser Guard from working within Firefox?

Why only with Firefox but not with Google Chrome?

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The permission allows Malwarebytes Browser Guard and Malwarebytes Premium to communicate so customers using both have a better experience.

Since browser extensions are sandboxed by the browser we have no way of knowing whether Malwarebytes Premium is present so the permission has to be served to everyone.

If you aren't using Malwarebytes Premium then the permission doesn't change anything with the Browser Guard process or experience.

Not accepting the permission will keep you stuck on an older version and put your device at risk by missing new protections being added to the product.   

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This 'permission' procedure has the effect of discriminating against non-tech users of Firefox. Will they question the orange spot on the control to open the application menu? If they don't, they will be deprived of possibly important new security benefits of using Browser Guard.

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