Another bogus update from https://ibutehamas92.com/8721282012550/1483926146828491/firefox-patch.js
This site somehow opened a new tab when I wasn't doing anything in FF, with a notification that there is an "Urgent Firefox Update." Had all the right graphics, but the site obviously has nothing to do with Mozilla. I almost went for it.
Additional System Details
- Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 15.20.20039
- Shockwave Flash 24.0 r0
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:50.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/50.0
This site somehow opened a new tab when I wasn't doing anything in FF
You may have ad / mal-ware. Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.
Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.
For almost a year, an epidemic of Fake Update Notices have been popping up all over the place. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/i-found-fake-firefox-update
For all we know this is a form of malvertising and not caused by malicious software locally on your machine. To work around that please use an adblocking extension...
Try using uBlock Origin to block that garbage, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/
shagmasterk saidThis site somehow opened a new tab when I wasn't doing anything in FFYou may have ad / mal-ware.
For almost a year, an epidemic of Fake Update Notices
Fred this is Not due to malware and 6-7 months is not almost a year.
Had all the right graphics, but the site obviously has nothing to do with Mozilla. I almost went for it.
This was why the scammers made the page this way to try and look somewhat legit and to try and distract you from the fact that you were not on a official *.mozilla.org page. Interesting though that the fake urgent update page they made for Chrome is more plain.
Modified by James