Mozilla Firefox: How do I disable Firefox auto-update?

A simple 6 step guide for solving this common Mozilla Firefox problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

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Hi there, Get Human has created the following guide detailing the steps involved in disabling Firefox automatic updates:
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Launch Firefox, click the Tools button on the Menu bar and select "Options." If you don't see the Menu bar, click the orange "Firefox" button instead and select "Options." The Options window opens.
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Click "Advanced" and then click the "Updates" tab.
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Find the window's Firefox Updates section
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Click "Never Check for Updates" and then click "OK."
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The Firefox Updates section also has a checkbox named "Check for Updates, But Let Me Choose Whether to Install Them." So you can consider selecting this option instead.
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Author:GetHuman-emily3February 10th, 2016

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