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pop up from zanaxmasterup.org says urgent firefox patch, assume it is not real

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everytime I exit a page, I get a pop up with the firefox logo, the firefox colors that says urgent firefox patch and install now the most recent comes from zanaxmasterup.org which is registered to this guy https://www.thedailywhois.com/2016-12-17/zanaxmasterup.org a few days ago it was another site, and a few days before that another one, has firefox been hacked, is it safe to continue to use it

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This is not from Mozilla or the Firefox web browser. The fake firefox-patch.exe and firefox-patch.js files can install things like trojans, viruses, unwanted software or to download additional stuff onto Windows based on past reports if the user runs them. The random name of the websites alone should raise a flag that it was not legit.

It is coming from some malicious Ads on some websites.

They are trying to trick less experience Windows and or Firefox users (on Windows) to run this fake firefox-patch.js file. Even if you were to download this firefox-patch.js file it is not a risk unless you were to try and run it.

The Firefox updates have not really changed as they are done internally in Firefox (with a .mar type of file) whether on Windows, Mac OSX or Linux (since Firefox 1.5 about eleven years ago) or by download from mozilla.org like say www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/

You could try using a adblocker extension like uBlock Origin to block theses fake ads if you keep getting them. https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/

Unfortunately this has gone on for a while now with one or two new sites still reported every so often though not as much in last couple months. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forums/contributors/712056/

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/i-found-fake-firefox-update

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This is not from Mozilla or the Firefox web browser. The fake firefox-patch.exe and firefox-patch.js files can install things like trojans, viruses, unwanted software or to download additional stuff onto Windows based on past reports if the user runs them. The random name of the websites alone should raise a flag that it was not legit.

It is coming from some malicious Ads on some websites.

They are trying to trick less experience Windows and or Firefox users (on Windows) to run this fake firefox-patch.js file. Even if you were to download this firefox-patch.js file it is not a risk unless you were to try and run it.

The Firefox updates have not really changed as they are done internally in Firefox (with a .mar type of file) whether on Windows, Mac OSX or Linux (since Firefox 1.5 about eleven years ago) or by download from mozilla.org like say www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/

You could try using a adblocker extension like uBlock Origin to block theses fake ads if you keep getting them. https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/

Unfortunately this has gone on for a while now with one or two new sites still reported every so often though not as much in last couple months. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forums/contributors/712056/

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/i-found-fake-firefox-update