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Can't install Firefox

by IAmMelinda / August 22, 2009 2:39 AM PDT

OK, I have had it with IE so decided to go ahead and switch to Firefox. Only, I can't. I download and then try to open it to install and ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HAPPENS. It is like an insolent teenager (and believe me I have enough of them around here) who just looks at you like you are invisible. Help please.

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Cannot install Firefox.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 23, 2009 5:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Can't install Firefox

Hi Melinda.

I take it, like any teenager, Windows says nothing, no error messages?

If so then I suspect malware damage. Tell us about your malware protection regime. Also, which Windows Operating System is this? Is it fully updated with Windows updates?

I would start with Grif's advice on malware removal in his post here;;search-results#2969621

You may want to try downloading and installing on your own computer, but if not, do what Grif says about downloading the software on another computer.


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Way to install firefox
by shreemaya / August 28, 2009 12:02 PM PDT
In reply to: Can't install Firefox

Go to My computer -> In the address bar type
Then choose "pub" folder
Then select " firefox" folder
Select " releases " folder
Select the version of the firefox you want from the list of folders
Then choose " Win32" folder
Select " en-US " folder
Now run the executable file called " firefox setup.exe"
This would install the firefox with no problem on your system

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by iamtodd / September 2, 2009 4:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Way to install firefox

Thumbs up to previous user..I got it to work...Thanks a lot

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