The calculation includes all published versions of the browser, starting with the first release in 2004. If a user downloads multiple copies for different computers, all of them taken into account. If the user manually downloads from the Web site to update the existing version, the counter is also increasing. But the automatic update does not affect the number of downloads.
Thus, far from the fact that the web browser uses a billion people. Nevertheless, apparently gaining popularity of the application, the former did only a few years ago and today is directly competing with Internet Explorer, by default enabled in Windows.
The exploit was released Wednesday online. It attacks a vulnerability present on Windows, Mac and Linux versions of the browser and could be used to surreptitiously execute malware on the machines of users who browse booby-trapped websites.
Lately I have very strange thing with my firefox browser. After that I close firefox I still see it running in process list and consuming a lot of system resources. Currently I`m running window vista so probably that the main reason of this strange behavior. On windows xp I never had such a experience.
Op.System: Vista Business
Plugins: Firebug, Firecookie,Liverank