Firefox 116.0.2 is the second point update in a week

Martin Brinkmann
Aug 7, 2023

Mozilla plans to release Firefox 116.0.2 later today. The second Firefox 116 point update follows Firefox 116.0.1, which Mozilla released last Friday.

The two updates were released less than a week after the official Firefox 116 update, which Mozilla released on August 1, 2023.

Both point updates address non-security issues in the browser. Firefox 116.0.1 addressed an issue that caused chart elements to be rendered incorrectly for Windows users.

The new Firefox 116.0.2 update addresses a single issue as well. This time, Mozilla fixed an issue that affected users of ZoneAlarm Anti-Keylogger only.

ZoneAlarm Anti-Keylogger is a security feature of ZoneAlarm security products. ZoneAlarm users need to enable the Anti-Keylogger feature in the Web & Privacy section of their client application. The tool works in several web browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Internet Explorer.

ZoneAlarm describes Anti-Keylogger as a tool that protects user computers from "any malicious software that records keystrokes".

A bug report on Mozilla's Bugzilla bug tracking website provides additional details on the issue. The bug reporter stated that after installing the last Firefox update, keyboard input would repeat qwerty sequences instead of the typed letter in Firefox.

Several posts on Mozilla's official support forum confirmed that other users of the browser were also affected by the issue. Some of the users discovered that ZoneAlarm's Anti-Keylogger tool was responsible for the issue.

One easy fix for the issue is to turn off Anti-Keylogger in the ZoneAlarm client software.

Mozilla plans to release Firefox 116.0.2 later today to fix the issue for all users. Mozilla's fix removes a ZoneAlarm DLL from the browser's blocklist. The organization added the DLL to the blocklist because of crashes that users experienced that used ZoneAlarm software.

Firefox users who run ZoneAlarm software with Anti-Keylogger enabled may want to install the update once it comes out. While some Firefox installations may crash because of the "other" issue, they at least can type without running into scrambling issues. All other Firefox users should not feel any hurry to install the update, as it does not address any other issues in the browser.

Firefox users may select Menu > Help > About Firefox to display the current version that is installed and run a check for updates.

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  1. zed said on August 11, 2023 at 1:38 pm
  2. Mike said on August 11, 2023 at 10:04 am

    Hello, Firefox Android loads now a Start Up Intro what shows big Firefox Icon on Screen before the Startpage opens. Can i disable the Start Intro Icon somewhere in about:config?

  3. 238fh823fh8 said on August 9, 2023 at 9:21 am

    Once again the Firefox vegans getting PTSD if for 5 seconds they aren’t telling anyone they are using Firefox and how great that is.

    1. Anonymous said on August 9, 2023 at 5:16 pm

      Shut up chrome stan.

  4. notanon said on August 9, 2023 at 8:02 am

    Let the plebs use Chrome like the sheep they are.

    When Google inevitably implements Manifest V.3, & their adblockers are overwhelmed & breaks, Firefox users will still be using uBlock Origin supported by Manifest V.2.

    Then we can laugh at them, especially Iron_shill who somehow believes Brave’s programmers will be able to create a fork of Blink (because that’s what it will take long-term, when the code for Manifest V.2 is erased from the Blink engine).

    Google has an army of programmers making about $200,000 a year, so they were able to fork the webkit engine, but Brave doesn’t have anywhere near the number of programmers necessary to fork the Blink engine & maintain custom security patches for a Blink fork.

    Then we can all laugh at the Chrometards & Iron_shill.

    1. Iron Heart said on August 9, 2023 at 12:45 pm


      Dude, “Iron_shill” will be just fine when Manifest V3 hits, Brave has a native adblocker that does not call any extension API. So what if they change those APIs? Never used an extension for this to begin with, keep on seething.

      1. Anonymous said on August 11, 2023 at 4:57 am

        If one of the blockers makes a web page malfunctioning, then one has to turn off all blockers in Brave, or how do I work around to just allow one of many blocked url’s in Brave??
        So far I have to rely on an extension to make it work.
        So, so far Brave is only good for generic browsing that wouldn’t require any extra privacy settings enabled, unless as mentioned usig an additional extension so i can fine tune all individual url’s.

  5. VioletMoon said on August 8, 2023 at 4:59 pm

    Yes, but none of this is “hidden” from public view.

    Lunduke does bring up important points, but only if users think of Mozilla as an Internet Browser–Firefox–and nothing else. Unfortunately, Lunduke doesn’t offer any information on all that Mozilla does to promote a better, overall Internet experience for all users–not just Firefox users

    The 2021 Annual Report explains more about Mozilla and what it is and isn’t.


    2021 Audited Financial Statement

    2021 Form 990

    Mozilla’s Mission Statement as written on Form 990 is to “Improve and Protect the Internet as a Public Resource, open and accessible to all.”

    In order to accomplish that mission, one can read about necessary political entanglements and the need for strong allies with political influence.

    Mozilla’s first priority is a Pledge to Make a Healthy Internet:

    “The open, global internet is the most powerful communication and collaboration resource we have ever seen.”

    For some, the Mozilla Manifesto is “gibberish” at best, but nowhere does it explicitly say, anything about being a full-time, non-profit entity developing the best privacy browser in existence.

    I agree, Mozilla does seem to be in GOOGLs pocket: “Search engine deals. That’s the cash cow.” Even that little tidbit has been covered by Martin; however, Mozilla may be the only company involved with browser development that is actively involved in improving user privacy rights–the only company dealing in and with and through political channels.

    Social activism is important; eliminating gender and racial bias, wherever, is important.

    Hard to say, but that “hope for a future,” a truly communal, democratic voice directing the development of the Internet, not only a browser, may be Mozilla, et al.

    Compared to Google’s proposed “Web Integrity API,” I think I’ll stick with Mozilla and Partners along with Firefox.

  6. VioletMoon said on August 7, 2023 at 4:40 pm

    Same reason Third World countries attempt to climb out of civil wars, poverty, hunger, crime, disease, premature death, etc. Hope for the future.

    1. Iron Heart said on August 7, 2023 at 5:17 pm

      Hope for the future (brought to you by Alphabet money) seemingly lies in funding commie social activism instead of developing Firefox:

      1. Jody Thornton said on August 11, 2023 at 4:33 am

        @Iron Heart

        You’ve been infected by Firefox Derangement Syndrome.

  7. Anonymous said on August 7, 2023 at 3:30 pm

    Google Chrome is infinitely better. Why are we as a species wasting precious time, money and effort in developing a third rate browser instead of improving the best one?

    1. bruh said on August 9, 2023 at 10:40 am

      “Google Chrome is infinitely better”

      Hey Anonymous:

      1) firstly: the browsers are hardly that different in terms of performance. I use chrome on a work PC every day, and Firefox at home every day, neither are any worse at the general browsing of internet, every website I go onto still loads fine on both browsers.

      2) secondly: competition is necessary, why should one company have monopoly over browsing? Monopolies are historically bad news for the end user – imagine a frog in a boiling pot situation, except the pot has a lid and the frog never had the option of jumping out

      People that have an over-the-top love or hate for a specific browser both strike me as weird, but to ask “why should there be competition” is a little silly.

    2. menndouyukkuri said on August 8, 2023 at 11:52 am

      Most of the people who claim that Chrome is better than Firefox will not know that Google wants to manage all users through web browsers.
      Chrome is indiscriminately scattered more information than Firefox, so you have no privacy. Chrome is also less secure because it enables more problematic APIs than Firefox.
      The website that is browsed in Chrome can insert malware directly into your computer if you inadvertently click.

    3. gatra said on August 8, 2023 at 12:20 am

      Out of touch my guy, not only that you don’t take privacy into consideration you totally missing the point that having a monopoly is anti consumer so in the end anti you. Having choices and alternatives helps with inovation, your excuse is like some guy saying why don’t we all buy just one car model …

    4. John G. said on August 7, 2023 at 5:39 pm

      All browsers are useful for centainly things, do you know? :S
      I use Edge mostly once per day to capture entire websites in JPG images.
      I use Chrome mostly twice per week with my electronic identification card.
      I use Firefox for banking purposes and for buying in certain stores only.
      And sometimes I use Brave for non safe or unknown sites. :S

      1. Andy Prough said on August 7, 2023 at 6:04 pm

        @John G – I agree they all seem to be good at different things.
        1. Edge seems to be good for collecting user data and selling it to Microsoft’s advertising partners.
        2. Chrome seems to be good for collecting user data and selling it to Google’s advertising partners.
        3. Firefox seems to be good for connecting to Google servers so that Google can collect user data and sell it to its advertising partners.

        It’s good that we have such rich browser diversity to choose from.

      2. John G. said on August 7, 2023 at 6:38 pm

        @Andy Prough, then we all should browse using smoke clouds, probably.

      3. Iron Heart said on August 7, 2023 at 10:10 pm

        @John G.

        Firefox and Pale Meme are the answers, of course, didn’t you know? The answers you’ll get in the gHacks bubble are vastly different from what you would otherwise get as an answer.

      4. m3city said on August 8, 2023 at 9:29 am

        @Iron Heart
        I used to use PM, reccomend it, but “Pale Meme” is actually a good one :). Previous post unfair but equally funna, cheers up a little.

      5. Andy Prough said on August 7, 2023 at 10:25 pm

        >”Firefox and Pale Meme are the answers”

        I wouldn’t recommend most Chrome users switch to Pale Moon as their daily browser without quite a bit of time getting used to the differences. And Firefox makes too many connections to Google servers. Honestly, if you are used to using Chrome, Brave is the easiest one to transition to that will keep your data away from Google. I’ve put Brave on family members’ computers and told them to use it instead of Chrome, and usually they are able to use it like normal without any changes in the way that they browse.

      6. Andy Prough said on August 7, 2023 at 7:33 pm

        @John G – Brave is a pretty good alternative, and they delete all traffic to Google according to info that Iron Heart has posted. You already use Brave for some of your browsing, so you know all about it.

        I’ve looked at the network connections made by Mullvad browser, and it seems to avoid all Google connections. So if you needed a Firefox based browser, that might be one worth looking at.

        I use Pale Moon, but I know that it’s more for people who want to do a lot of tinkering with their browser, and for people who prefer older style browser engines.

      7. Jörg Barth said on August 10, 2023 at 7:10 pm

        > Andy Prough said on August 7, 2023 at 7:33 pm
        > Reply

        > @John G – Brave is a pretty good alternative, and they delete all traffic
        > to Google according to info that Iron Heart has posted.

        You should test this by yourself, don’ t care what others say. I don’ t know about BRAVE, but all Firefox and all Firefox clones contact google or other third party – sooner or later! You can hunt this behind-the-scene traffic down if you want. Needs time, but it can be done. You only need a firewall on the computer running the browser and some output drop rules.

      8. owl said on August 11, 2023 at 4:13 am

        > all Firefox and all Firefox clones contact google or other third party

        Even if they look the same, the reality is different.
        And they’re not hidden, they’re documented, and we can opt out.
        Information and destinations of obvious concern have been blacklisted or feature removed.
        Case example:

        An important aspect is whether or not you will be identified.
        In short, it doesn’t matter where you connect, as long as you have the “fingerprint” resistance that characterizes you.

    5. Andy Prough said on August 7, 2023 at 5:31 pm

      Infinitely greater multiple of zero-day exploits in 2023 than any other browser engine, at least. So Chrome is infinitely ‘better’ in that regard.

      Except for Safari. Safari is leading the pack with a shocking 8 zero day exploits already in 2023.[1]

      [1] Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, cisa[dot]gov

      1. Iron Heart said on August 7, 2023 at 5:32 pm

        Hey Andy:

        Left: You when posting on the Pale Moon forum, Phoronix

        Right: You when posting on gHacks.


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