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      • #2139539 Reply
        Geo
        AskWoody Plus

        If you have  0 patch installed, when you update to Firefox 73 it will crash Firefox.  Uninstall 0patch until a fix is offered.

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      • #2139581 Reply
        Geo
        AskWoody Plus

        Here’s the 0patch announcement.Mozilla Firefox 73 can crash upon launching when 0patch Agent is installed – Help Center

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      • #2140054 Reply
        AJNorth
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        FWIW, I purchased a license for 0Patch Pro for one of my Win 7 Pro x64 machines on 2020.02.11 (after running the free version for fourteen days); it appears to be working without any issues.

        Firefox ESR (x64), both the installed and portable versions, were updated to version 68.5.0 yesterday; both continue to work flawlessly (as do Slimjet 25.0.8.0, x32 & x64).

        (Intel Core i7-3820 QM; 16 GB DDR3; Samsung 850 Pro 512 GB.)

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      • #2140834 Reply
        pandarunnerpt
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        I have had 0Patch installed since 11/18/19, updated the Microsoft January updates at the end of January (.NET,  Security and Quality, and Servicing Stack  – prior to that I had been Group B) and, since I had been a Firefox Beta user, had already run into the crashing issue earlier last month. I had reverted to the Firefox release version at that time and solved the problem.

        Today the problem recurred with Firefox’s update to 73 (64bit). I implemented the Command Prompt fix (linked below) that was given in the blog post on the 0Patch site (and was also sent to me as a paid user), which solved the problem while they work on a redesign so as not to conflict.

        As an added benefit, I was able to return to Firefox Beta and am now running 74.0b3 with no problem. I still notice several 0Patch micropatches being implemented as necessary so everything seems to be functioning as it should.

        For me uninstalling 0Patch was not necessary.

        https://0patch.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360011227079-Mozilla-Firefox-73-can-crash-upon-launching-when-0patch-Agent-is-installed

        Win 7 Professional, 64 bit, Defiantly Group B

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      • #2151580 Reply
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        an upcoming Firefox 73.0.1 release may soon be available on Tues. Feb. 18 as I’m currently beta testing an RC build of FF 73.0.1.

      • #2152938 Reply
        Geo
        AskWoody Plus

        Firefox 73.0.1  fixed the 0patch problem.

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