[tor-talk] How to disable Tor Browser's Internal Updater?

Rusty Bird rustybird at openmailbox.org
Tue Dec 9 12:24:55 UTC 2014

Hi Patrick,

> since updates downloaded by Tor Browser's Internal Updater [1] [2] are
> unverified [3] we at Whonix project [4] are wondering [5] how to disable it.
> Especially since updates are downloaded over Tor in case of Whonix.
> Ideally, is there some way to disable it without recompiling / forking TBB?

I'm under the impression that the TB updater is the regular Firefox
updater, configured to use torproject.org as a data source.

So have a look at the app.update.* preferences, app.update.enabled in


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