Keeping your web browser up to date is vital if you’re to stay safe online. Bugs and security holes are discovered in all web browsers on a regular basis, so it’s essential that you install any updates that your web browser may tell you about from time to time.

It’s also important to make sure you’re using the very latest version of your web browser, since a manufacturer may stop issuing updates for older versions that are deemed not worth fixing.

General 1

Keeping your web browser up to date is vital if you’re to stay safe online. Bugs and security holes are discovered in all web browsers on a regular basis, so it’s essential that you install any updates that your web browser may tell you about from time to time.

It’s also important to make sure you’re using the very latest version of your web browser, since a manufacturer may stop issuing updates for older versions that are deemed not worth fixing.

Firefox 4 users need to pay particular attention to this, since the recent release of Firefox 5 has made the previous version of the web browser obsolete. Firefox 4 was only launched in March this year, so don’t be fooled into thinking it’s still the latest and greatest version of that browser.

So, if you’re currently using Firefox version 4, or earlier, you need to update it immediately. You can do this within Firefox 4 — on a Windows PC, select Help, then About Firefox from the Firefox menu; on a Mac, select About Firefox from the Firefox menu.

General 2

Alternatively, you can download Firefox 5 directly and install it over the top of your existing version.

Firefox 5 will pick up your bookmarks, saved passwords and other settings from an earlier version of the web browser, but it may not be compatible with any extensions or add-ons you have installed. These will be updated automatically as and when the necessary updates appear though, so don’t use this as a reason for not upgrading.

[Firefox 5]

Share with friends

Follow us on

Most recent motorhome reviews

The Practical Motorhome Hymer B-Class DynamicLine 588 review – 1 - This four-berth Hymer motorhome costs from £73,500 OTR, £85,128 as tested (© Nick Harding/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome Elddis Encore 254 review – 1 - The Peugeot Boxer-based Elddis Encore 254 is powered by a 130bhp, 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine that's Euro 6 compliant (© Andy Jenkinson/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome Eura Mobil Terrestra A 570 HS review – 1 - The Eura Mobil Terrestra A 570 HS is sold through Geoff Cox and it has a 3500kg MTPLM (© Peter Baber/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome Chausson Welcome 630 review – 1 - Our test motorhome’s bronze cab (an option available with Welcome trim) is certainly a very smart finish (© Lizzie Pope/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome Leisuredrive Vivante LWB review – 1 - The two-berth Leisuredrive Vivante LWB has a licence-friendly 3000kg MTPLM – it's priced from £58,990 OTR (© Andy Jenkinson/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome – Benimar Mileo 313 review – 1 - Here we are testing a 2016 model – read our Benimar Mileo 313 review for details of the 2017-season updates (© Bob Atkins/Practical Motorhome)