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Can't stop "Check for Updates"

#1 Post by ZANYGENIUS » 2017-06-21 15:29

Because I must keep Vista on one of my systems for legacy software reasons, at lease temporarily, I'm unable to update FileZilla beyond 3.25.1 and I always had "Settings/Updates/FileZilla Updates/Check for FileZilla Updates Automatically" set to "Daily".

Obviously, I don't want to be offered Updates incompatible with Vista, so I changed that to "Never", as soon as I was offered v3.25.2 (2017-04-30) and the update was rejected, yet I'm still being offered unsolicited Updates. I'm also accruing "New Versions" in my Download directory, whether I want them or not.

What is that setting for, if it doesn't prevent such an intrusion each time I fire up FileZilla?

I even un-installed FileZilla, then reinstalled v3.25.1 to no avail. Of course, I didn't risk cleaning any remnants and settings from my system, not wanting to lose them, so I don't know if it would have made any difference, even if I had.

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Re: Can't stop "Check for Updates"

#2 Post by boco » 2017-06-22 12:56

FileZilla remembers what newer version it has found. The mentioned option does only stop checking for newer updates, it does not stop offering of updates already known to FileZilla.

To completely wipe FileZilla's memory you would need to remove the found versions from the configuration file.
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FTP connection problems? Do yourself a favor and read Network Configuration.
All FileZilla products fully support IPv6. http://worldipv6launch.org
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Re: Can't stop "Check for Updates"

#3 Post by botg » 2017-06-22 14:27

You need to upgrade to a more modern operating system. Windows Vista is no longer supported by Microsoft and suffers from multiple unpatched security vulnerabilities.

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Re: Can't stop "Check for Updates"

#4 Post by LFH0 » 2017-06-25 21:10

You need to upgrade to a more modern operating system.
While one with sufficient financial resources might be able to pontificate, others do not possess enough money to be able to afford a new operating system. FileZilla version 3.25.1 is working just fine, and I see no necessity to further line the pockets of Bill Gates for yet more software with planned obsolescence, along with more hardware to support that software (especially while I am having difficulty making ends meet). There really is no reason to "upgrade" when an existing system already does everything that is desired. Should the developers of FileZilla choose to be magnanimous by supporting Vista in a future release I would be most grateful. But given that the old version of FileZilla does what I need it to do, and that it has been developed for users without cost, I can easily live with the nagging pop-ups as to newer versions that are not supported. I would only ask that all recognize that others may not be as affluent.

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#5 Post by botg » 2017-06-26 06:42

While one with sufficient financial resources might be able to pontificate, others do not possess enough money to be able to afford a new operating system.
There are plenty of modern operating systems that are also gratis. Money is no excuse for running outdated software.

There really is no reason to "upgrade" when an existing system already does everything that is desired.
How about the additional functionality of an outdated operating system? It does so much more. For example an outdated system is a home for malware and shares your private data with everyone who's interested. Is this also desired?

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Re: Can't stop "Check for Updates"

#6 Post by pilotgeek45 » 2018-12-20 15:19

botg wrote:
2017-06-22 14:27
You need to upgrade to a more modern operating system. Windows Vista is no longer supported by Microsoft and suffers from multiple unpatched security vulnerabilities.
I registered for one reason, and one reason only, and it's to tell you to get off your high horse. Filezilla is primarily used for FTP, which in itself is an outdated and insecure protocol (yes I know SFTP etc are supported). My primary use for Filezilla is transferring files to, you guessed it, OUTDATED MACHINES. We deal with many old computers which are used in machine shops and such that run old systems such as XP. In fact, I went to go find a solution to the unacceptably annoying auto-download update problem (who decided that was a good idea?!??) as I was transferring files to an MS-DOS machine running a 386sx. My 386sx is a hobby computer, as is my Windows 98 machine. But I should probably just throw those away due to security vulnerabilities, right?

So yes. While your primary daily driver should probably not be running Windows ME, sometimes you just gotta do it. Whether it be for hobby use or a special purpose.

The kindest of regards,
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Re: Can't stop "Check for Updates"

#7 Post by RobertAptacy » 2018-12-21 05:27

botg wrote:
2017-06-22 14:27
You need to upgrade to a more modern operating system. Windows Vista is no longer supported by Microsoft and suffers from multiple unpatched security vulnerabilities.
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Re: Can't stop "Check for Updates"

#8 Post by botg » 2018-12-21 08:25

I should probably just throw those away due to security vulnerabilities, right?
If you cannot install a secure operating system, then yes, recycle this e-waste.

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