How is is updated product without administrator access on Windows 7?

I clicked on the update for Firefox v19.0.2 last night on a Windows 7 laptop.

Everything else on the laptop is the current version.

I was logged in as a user who does not have admin access to install anything on the laptop. I was expecting the dialog box appears asking me to enter an admin password to allow changes on the laptop.

This dialog never appeared, but the update has been completed successfully and Firefox shows the latest version on the subject...

How is - that bypass you the security on my laptop?

I'm afraid that if you can do it, so can everyone else out there. I thought that I was protected from things being installed on my computer without my permission...

How do I protect myself against unauthorized in the future changes?

Thank you for your help,

Megan Everett

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12 Firefox and use it later service preferred Windows to update Firefox without having to enter an administrative password. See article blog next for the full explanation:

http://blog.Mozilla.org/futurereleases/2011/10/04/Mozilla-Firefox-and-silent-updates/

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