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I downloaded firefox-patch(2).js what now?? bad?

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I clicked on the "update" for firefox, but understand this was a bad idea. does not seem to really affect my machine, but can I root it out and get rid of it?

I clicked on the "update" for firefox, but understand this was a bad idea. does not seem to really affect my machine, but can I root it out and get rid of it?

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/7.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E; InfoPath.3; MS-RTC LM 8; GWX:DOWNLOADED; GWX:RESERVED; rv:11.0) like Gecko

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FredMcD
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. Whenever you get a message / popup that software / files need to be updated;

DO NOT USE ANY OF THE PROVIDED LINKS

While this may be a legitimate message, it could also be Malware or a Virus. Anytime you want or need to check for upgrades, go to the website of the True Owner of the program in question. For example, to check out Firefox, go to https://www.mozilla.org {web link}

You can report such a site at; Google Report Phishing Page {web link} which is the same when done while on site by going to Help > Report Web Forgery

Help us safeguard Mozilla’s trademarks by reporting misuse {web link}

For the last eight months, 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

. '''Whenever you get a message / popup that''' '''software / files need to be updated;''' <u>'''DO NOT USE ANY OF'''</u> <u>'''THE PROVIDED LINKS'''</u> While this may be a legitimate message, it could also be <u>'''Malware or a Virus'''</u>. Anytime you want or need to check for upgrades, go to the website of the <u>'''True Owner'''</u> of the program in question. For example, to check out Firefox, go to '''https://www.mozilla.org''' {web link} You can report such a site at; '''[http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/ Google Report Phishing Page]''' {web link} which is the same when done while on site by going to '''Help > Report Web Forgery''' '''[http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/legal/fraud-report/ Help us safeguard Mozilla’s trademarks by reporting misuse]''' {web link} For the last eight months, 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
FredMcD
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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.

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.
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mreiter said

I downloaded firefox-patch(2).js what now?? bad? I clicked on the "update" for firefox, but understand this was a bad idea. does not seem to really affect my machine, but can I root it out and get rid of it?

Do Not try to run this firefox-patch.js file. If you only saved them to disk then delete them so as to not risk running the file.

''mreiter [[#question-1154620|said]]'' <blockquote> I downloaded firefox-patch(2).js what now?? bad? I clicked on the "update" for firefox, but understand this was a bad idea. does not seem to really affect my machine, but can I root it out and get rid of it? </blockquote> '''Do Not''' try to run this firefox-patch.js file. If you only saved them to disk then delete them so as to not risk running the file.