Why does one version of firefox allow me to facebook, and the other does not?
December 11, 2011 4:53 PM Subscribe
Why would one browser version circumvent my company's internet blocking software, while an updated version does not?
posted by trogdole to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I just recently updated my Firefox browser from 3.5 (or 3.6?) to 8. On the old version, I could get to any internet site, including facebook and things apparently labeled "adult". Now that I've updated, the ScanSafe blocker works again. Now obviously, I shouldn't be visiting those sites, I shouldn't use software my company hasn't allowed, etc. I just want to know if there is any reason why updating the browser would have this effect. It's Windows XP Pro, I don't know which service pack. Both firefox versions are portable, and I still have both installed so I can offer more details if needed.