Mozilla Plans Silent Updates For Firefox 4

The Mozilla Foundation is planning to provide discreet updates for its Firefox web browser via a dedicated update channel.

According to Computer World, is a somewhat similar fashion to Google Chrome, Mozilla will automatically install and update security patches and improvements for its Firefox 4 beta web browser without giving notification to users.

Unlike Google, however, Mozilla has allowed its users to turn-off the auto update function if they choose to do so.

"We will also be able to prompt the user if they haven't restarted in a very long time and there is a particularly bad security vulnerability that need[s]to be patched," said Alex Faaborg, senior designer of Firefox.

Mozilla has so far released two beta versions of its forthcoming web browser Firefox 4, and the third beta is expected to be released in the next few days.

The company has said that silent updates for the web browser will be made available for the Windows version only.