Mozilla has just released Firefox 36.0.1 to which fixes nine issues in the browser. The new version is already distributed via the browser's automatic updating system and also available on the official website from where it can be downloaded to upgrade Firefox manually instead.
To make sure Firefox picks up the update right away, tap on the Alt-key and select Help > About Firefox from the menu.
This initiates a check for updates which should pick up the new version right away. To test which version of the browser you are running, type about:support and look there under application basics.
The new version of Firefox fixes several issues among them a top crash and a startup crash on systems with Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit running.
The new version on top of that fixes the following issues / restores the following functionality in Firefox Stable:
You find more information about the fixes in the official release notes. The memory leak fix and the two crash related fixes should be reason enough to install the update as soon as possible. Obviously, if you have been affected by the other issues fixed in Firefox 36.0.1 then you may want to install the new version as well right away.
For information about Firefox 36, check out our overview of that here.Advertisement
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