Opened on 08/14/2014 at 05:22:24 AM

Last modified on 12/11/2014 at 11:26:58 AM

#1221 new defect

Installing ABP 1.2 doesn't remove the old version

Reported by: Gingerbread Man Assignee:
Priority: P4 Milestone:
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-Internet-Explorer Keywords: installer
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Internet Explorer
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Verified working: no
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Description (last modified by oleksandr)


Me: Windows XP SP3 • Internet Explorer 8
Others: Windows 7 x64 SP1 • Internet Explorer 11

How to reproduce

  1. Run the installer for Adblock Plus 1.2 on a system that already has 1.1 installed.

Observed behavior

The version 1.1 isn't removed, or at least an entry is still listed in Control Panel.

Expected behavior

The version 1.1 should be removed and no uninstall entry for it should appear in Control Panel.

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Change History (8)

Changed on 08/14/2014 at 05:22:43 AM by Gingerbread Man


comment:1 Changed on 08/14/2014 at 01:48:04 PM by fhd

I've seen this too - ABP for IE is actually getting removed though, there's just a leftover entry from Burn. I'm not exactly sure if it would make sense to remove that via the MSI uninstallation.

comment:2 Changed on 08/14/2014 at 01:48:34 PM by fhd

  • Keywords installer added

comment:3 Changed on 08/14/2014 at 09:19:25 PM by

Given the way that burn works, it may well be easiest to use burn to remove that entry. We might be able to bundle a burn-based uninstaller for that rump entry into the InnoSetup packager.

Regardless, burn requires its own separate GUID, apart from the Product GUID that's in the MSI's. It's called UpgradeCode in the burn source. Nothing without that GUID there is going to (cleanly) uninstall that old entry.

comment:4 Changed on 09/30/2014 at 08:19:39 AM by fhd

  • Priority changed from P2 to P3

Reducing priority - not critical enough for a P2.

comment:5 Changed on 12/11/2014 at 11:25:05 AM by oleksandr

  • Priority changed from P3 to P4

To update this ticket: update from 1.2 to 1.3 *will* remove the previous version entry. It's only 1.1 leftovers that are not being cleaned up. Considering that, I am reducing priority even more.

comment:6 Changed on 12/11/2014 at 11:25:28 AM by oleksandr

  • Ready set

comment:7 Changed on 12/11/2014 at 11:26:58 AM by oleksandr

  • Description modified (diff)

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