It is bad that basilisk forces updates

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It is bad that basilisk forces updates

Unread postby vsrawat » Thu, 09 Aug 2018, 16:50

Whenever I start basilisk, it runs updater, that takes times, gives prompts, and wastes bandwidth.

Even after putting "Never check for updates" in preferences, it is doing so.

There is no task scheduler entry to disable or to change or disable trigger.

I had to rename update.exe in basilisk's program files folder, to avoid this.

But that is bad ethics. When you have given an option in preferences, you should respect that.

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Re: It is bad that basilisk forces updates

Unread postby Moonchild » Thu, 09 Aug 2018, 17:13

Basilisk honors the setting in preferences.
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Re: It is bad that basilisk forces updates

Unread postby Isengrim » Thu, 09 Aug 2018, 17:20

I use Basilisk occasionally on both Windows and Linux, and have never seen this behavior. However, I have not used the "Never update" preference. It is certainly not the intended behavior of the browser to automatically update when the user does not request for it to do so.

Do you notice this behavior in safe mode or with a new, clean profile?
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Re: It is bad that basilisk forces updates

Unread postby vsrawat » Thu, 09 Aug 2018, 17:39

I had heard for basilisk for first time about a month ago, and had downloaded and installed that.

I had hardly used it till now, only occassionally, just today I started using it widely as there is problem with ff in palemoon (ff runs very very slow in pm, memory usage reaches 1.5 to 2 GB soon. anyway)

I am saying, it is just as fresh as a new profile. There was just one addon FOXREPLACE (and now there are all addons that ff had)

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Re: It is bad that basilisk forces updates

Unread postby vsrawat » Thu, 09 Aug 2018, 17:40

Anyway, I still have that renames updater.exe file.

I will rename that back to the original file, and see whether that behavior occurs again. and shall report it here either way.

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Re: It is bad that basilisk forces updates

Unread postby therube » Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 10:50

Do you have update checks enabled for extensions? Search engines?

Perhaps updater(.exe) is also used for those (& more?) & not just specifically for "program updates"?
(Might I even recall that updater.exe is used during the uninstall process?)

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Re: It is bad that basilisk forces updates

Unread postby Smokey20 » Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 07:46

I'm unclear if checking for updates just to check is different from popping up a window suddenly saying there is a new version and can Basilisk update to it now and I can say "yes" or "no, not right now".

I've had Basilisk from when it was first offered and it is my default browser. I have it set to "never check for updates" but it has ALWAYS ignored the setting. However, I think I recall from when it was new that it was made clear that it is in perpetual beta and is a test platform thus if we want to use it we need to keep it up to date at all times. I also think I recall the ability to turn off checking for updates was inactive at least at the beginning of Basilisk. Maybe that changed and I missed it as I mentioned in another thread here that I am remiss sometimes regarding reading the release notes for new versions.

So, it has never forced an update but, if I ignore the first popup asking to update, the popups gradually become more frequent until (if I continue ignoring them) I go ahead and let it update so I don't get bugged so much about there being an update available. I have never complained about it here because I thought we couldn't avoid updates...postpone them for a bit yes...but ONLY for a short time. I have wondered why that setting is there as the browser DOES CHECK for updates and bugs you to install them.
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