I don't have firefox and I'm getting firefox updates in the "Software Updater" how can I fix this or disabled this update because I don't want update files on my computer that will do no good.

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    Have you removed Firefox since you installed Ubuntu? – Carl H Feb 26 '15 at 15:39
  • Do you have ice weasel? – j0h Feb 26 '15 at 15:40
  • The thing is I use Google Chrome, it's rarely I go to a different browser but, I don't have ice weasel, and I uninstall firefox like a month ago but I installed Ubuntu almost a 4 months ago. – BILLPC2684 Feb 28 '15 at 14:32

If you still have firefox installed, and haven't uninstalled it, then you'll still receive updates.

To start, open a terminal with CTRL + ALT + T.

Your prompt should look something like this (names probably won't match:


Then, you should run the commands below in order. When it asks for a password, enter YOUR password. Nothing will appear as you type your password. That is intended and normal behaviour.

To Uninstall:

sudo apt-get purge firefox

To Update the List of Software Updates:

sudo apt-get update

To Upgrade:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  • Thanks, I did it and I hope I don't get those firefox updates. – BILLPC2684 Feb 28 '15 at 14:25

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