Should we turn off torbrowser's auto update in whonix-dvm?

Torbrowser, by default, is set to auto check and download new versions. This is also the case for whonix-dvm.

However, when we are browsing in disposables that are based on whonix-dvm, the downloaded new version isn’t actually doing anything. It won’t persist across reboots, and it wastes bandwidth, that may offer the user a downgraded experience. The only benefit of this feature in whonix-dvm is to notify the user that his/her tor browser needs to be upgraded.

So should we disable torbrowser’s auto-update in whonix-dvm? If so, should this be the default?

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