Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6 Released

Wednesday February 4th, 2009

The sixth minor update to Mozilla Firefox 3 has been released. Firefox 3.0.6 fixes security vulnerabilities, improves stability, improves the ability for scripted commands to work properly with plugins and resolves a handful of other small bugs. The security fixes are detailed in the Firefox 3.0.6 section of the Security Advisories for Firefox 3.0.

The Firefox 3.0.6 Release Notes have more details about the fixes in this minor upgrade. Existing Firefox 3 users are expected to get it via the software update feature built in to the browser or their own operating system's update facility.

As a reminder, Firefox 2.0.0.x is no longer supported and contains known security vulnerabilities. Users should upgrade to Firefox 3 by downloading it from the Firefox product page

#1 test

by nstanosheck

Thursday February 5th, 2009 7:06 AM


#2 me friend

by mynthon

Thursday February 5th, 2009 2:04 PM

me need firefox 3.1. fast quick now! :)

#3 Re: me friend

by supergirl260

Thursday February 5th, 2009 5:57 PM

try firefox trunk builds out

#4 Firefox crashes after closing GMail

by willemb

Friday February 6th, 2009 2:30 PM

Since I've upgraded Firefox to version 3.0.6, Firefox crashes when I close the GMail tab. This also happens when I close Firefox, because then, the GMail tab closes as well. Very annoying. I'm running Firefox on Windows XP SP3. Are there more people who experience this?

#5 Re: Firefox crashes after closing GMail

by theSuperStar

Saturday February 7th, 2009 7:39 AM

FF 3.0.6 crashes in Safe Mode.

Tried FF 3.0.5 no crashes.

Tried MS IE no crashes.

Tried G Chrome no crashes.

on Vista 64.

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#11 Re: Firefox crashes after closing GMail

by maxhomebits

Sunday February 15th, 2009 3:52 AM

I have a similar problem with Google Bookmarks. FF signs me in like i have set it but when i try to use the Google bookmarks it asks me to sign in. So effectivelly i have to sign out through Google and then sign in again to rectify the problem, its like groundhog day every day. Vista user but considering swapping to another OS. As for Gmail i dont' use the tab i just use Outlook


by nevets

Saturday March 28th, 2009 11:52 AM

elo try uninstalling xp sp3 use older sp2 and do updates manualy

#6 got a strange date when Firefox updated to 3.0.6

by malta

Sunday February 8th, 2009 12:21 PM

Has this happened to anyone else? When Firefox automatically updated to 3.0.6 it says in the update history that it updated on Dec 31st 1969 at 4pm.....ok, 1969?????

#25 Re: got a strange date when Firefox updated to 3.0.6

by IMB4U

Tuesday March 3rd, 2009 8:01 PM

For what it's worth, I also received that same date "December 31, 1969" when doing something with an application about a week ago...but, unfortunately, I don't remember what I was doing when I received it!

I've only been a Firefox user since the middle of January and am trying to learn how to use it properly. It seems to be even slower in boot time than IE 6 and I was surprised. I've had a few crashes with it and each time it told me that no log error could be created; perhaps that is normal? Anyway, when I discovered some articles about the "Java Quick Starter" (to improve speed, I guess) automatically being installed with Firefox and how people were having problems with it, I followed the advice given and disabled the Java Quick Starter (you can't uninstall it). Since then (last Saturday), I "think" I have seen some improvement with Firefox...although I have discovered it does not like Hotmail very well!

Anyway...that's my two cents worth...and I really am curious where the date of "December 31, 1969" came from, too!

#31 Re: got a strange date when Firefox updated to 3.0.6

by nevets

Saturday March 28th, 2009 11:55 AM


#7 Firefox 3.0.6 crashes

by mikedg

Monday February 9th, 2009 7:35 PM

Firefox 3.0.6 also crashes EVERYTIME I use it. Its annoying. I rather use other browsers as per now.

#8 It crashes...

by BadMan125

Wednesday February 11th, 2009 4:28 PM

...when I delete certain things from my cache while I watch a video. It's irritating.

#10 FF acting strange

by maxhomebits

Sunday February 15th, 2009 3:47 AM

FF is getting realy hard to handle of late, I have all kinds of issues including StumbleUpon toolbar and twitterfox not starting, The FF browser is so slow on starting up and i constantly get false calls on my system telling me that FF is allready running when i am trying to launch it thus i have to restart my system time after time. I have windows Vista without SP1, Is there any work around ????

#13 Re: FF acting strange

by underscore

Wednesday February 18th, 2009 7:36 PM

I have no issues with FF3 on Vista.

#32 Re: FF acting strange

by keimanzero

Friday May 8th, 2009 1:08 PM

FF 6 just crashed before I could even finish this email!! It crashes every 5 minutes so gotta rush here. Everything causes FF6 to crash!! Those idiots at Firefox could fix it but they don't care! They never answer me and I respond to every crash w/ a message. RSVP stat Firefox bozos or the BBB and the ACLU and Microsoft WILL be informed of your disregard for us users dammit! Gotta go before it happens again. Any help would be appreciated at or The Keiman must go now and arigatou. Kami bless you all-K&K

#12 What happened to FF?!

by LadyGrey

Monday February 16th, 2009 9:56 AM

I am a Windows XP user, with all updates, etc. When I updated to 3.0.6, it completely screwed up FF! The browser opens SO slowly and when it does finally open the pages load slow. It asks for my master password multiple times (instead of just once, like before), and it has been freezing and crashing - something the old FF never did. I don't know what they did to it, but they need to fix it! I have been using FF for 2 years and lately I've actually thought about switching back to IE!

#20 Re: What happened to FF?!

by jewels

Sunday March 1st, 2009 12:26 AM

Mine did something similar. so far another problem is that google maps won't work for me's a service i use all the time. what's the deal does any of this ever get fixed. wished I hadn't updated".... i'm on XP SP2... for some reason SP3 won't download or open on my computer. ???

#14 FF problems after latest update (Win XP)

by JackieDel

Tuesday February 24th, 2009 11:33 PM

The latest update totally screwed up the button settings and layout on my main pc ( Win XP Home). The bottom toolbar in FF disappeared which means I can no longer edit items before saving in Zotero. Some of the top buttons disappeared or greyed out (ie tooltip visible on mouse over but the name/icon disappeared). The side bar buttons are no longer visible when opening All-In-One Sidebar. I got some of the buttons back by resetting the top toolbar...but I miss the Delicious "bookmark this" button and others. Luckily most are accessible via the right click on webpage (except Zotero edit). My laptop uses Win Vista Business and it works perfectly. Hope it gets fixed very soon.

#15 FF 3.0.6 WIN XP Pro SP3 Latitude D630

by WBates

Wednesday February 25th, 2009 7:01 PM

with add-ons: - download statusbar - flagfox 3.3.9 - forecastfox 0.9.8 - foxclocks 2.5.11 - java quick starter 1.0 - mcafee siteadvisor 2.9 - us english dictionary 3.0.3 Perfmon shows firefox.exe 83,336K and holding... No issues. Works great.

#19 Won't display blogger controls in compose window

by swmpratt

Friday February 27th, 2009 9:20 PM

After I updated my FF to 3.0.6 my FF would no longer display the compose icons or access their functions in blogger. Is there a setting I need to fix or is this a bug?

#22 upgrade to FF 3.0.7 ASAP when it's available

by 4td8s

Monday March 2nd, 2009 9:19 AM

i wonder if the problems these people are having with FF 3.0.6 will be fixed in 3.0.7. testing the latest build of FF 3.0.7 on Vista and seems to be working fine. upgrade to FF 3.0.7 right away when it comes out. that version seems to be more ready than the upcoming FF 3.1 beta 3 which is being delayed several times.

#24 Constant crashes on TWO systems!

by robfwoods

Monday March 2nd, 2009 11:38 PM

Updated to 306 a couple of weeks ago and there have been constant crashes on two different sytems - with two different ISPs.

And this page is showing the same problem for many others. Yet Mozilla refuses to make any problems public - and let us know a fix is on the way. Rather bad support.

#33 Mozilla Firefox slow on loading

by lokiasan

Sunday May 17th, 2009 6:45 AM

I am a Firefox user, i like firefox than IE, but there is problem. When I am click on Firefox icon and open the firefox, it take a bit long time about 20-30 second the see browser. Could any one give me how to improve the firefox loading speed. Advise could send to or post a comment on Thanks

#54 firefox crashes on facebook

by carolynb46

Monday June 22nd, 2009 9:02 PM

I have been playing one certin game on facebook and firefox crashes on it all the time doesn't do it on anything else just this one game and the crash report tells me about the file but not what to do any suggestion i would truly love for it's driving me nuts. and spent to many hours trying to fix it. PLEASE HELP HELP HELP HELP

Crashing Thread Frame Module Signature [Expand] Source 0 NPSWF32.dll NPSWF32.dll@0x77540

Show/hide other threads Thread 1 Frame Module Signature [Expand] Source 0 ntdll.dll ntdll.dll@0xe514 1 kernel32.dll kernel32.dll@0x2541 2 nspr4.dll _PR_MD_WAIT_CV mozilla/nsprpub/pr/src/md/windows/w95cv.c:280 3 nspr4.dll _PR_WaitCondVar mozilla/nsprpub/pr/src/threads/combined/prucv.c:204 4 nspr4.dll PR_WaitCondVar mozilla/nsprpub/pr/src/threads/combined/prucv.c:551 5 xul.dll TimerThread::Run mozilla/xpcom/threads/TimerThread.cpp:345 6 xul.dll nsThread::ProcessNextEvent mozilla/xpcom/threads/nsThread.cpp:510 7 xul.dll NS_ProcessNextEvent_P nsThreadUtils.cpp:227 8 @0xd9ff6b