| By Susan Bradley |
Mozilla has ended support for version 2 of the Firefox browser, so if you haven’t upgraded already, it’s time to get version 3.5.3 (or 3.0.14, if the 3.5 release isn’t compatible with your system).
Now that browsers are the principal entry point for malware, ensuring that you have the latest release is more important than ever.
Apply these Firefox updates as soon as possible
If you’re one of the many people using the Firefox browser, make sure you’re running either version 3.0.14 or, better still, version 3.5.3, which offers enhanced video playback. The many security fixes in Firefox 3.5.3 are documented in Mozilla’s release notes.
For anyone who’s still running Firefox 2, you’re overdue for a browser upgrade, because that version is no longer supported by Mozilla.
To determine your version of Firefox, click Help, About Firefox. If you need to update the browser, click Help, Check for Updates. If an update is available, click Update Firefox. (See Figure 1.)
Figure 1. Open Firefox’s Software Update dialog box and click the link that lets you download the latest version of the browser.