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Firefox security warning pop up from thitueasyexport.net- is it legitimate?

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https://thitueasyexport.net/145040540378358/FirefoxPatch.exe

https://thitueasyexport.net/33bda56df7b8ed21371549996cf8d5ae.html

The above links associated with the pop up Firefox patch version 1.2 screen shot attached

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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. Any time you want or need to check for upgrades, go to the web site of the True Owner of the program in question. For example, to check out Firefox, go to Mozilla.org. {web link}

You can sent a report to The FBI via their web site Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) {web link}

You can also 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}

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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. Any time you want or need to check for upgrades, go to the web site of the True Owner of the program in question. For example, to check out Firefox, go to Mozilla.org. {web link}

You can sent a report to The FBI via their web site Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) {web link}

You can also 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}

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It's not legit - notice how the "popup" window labelled "Firefox patch setup" has a different colour and appearance from your browser window (and by extension, any other windows from your computer). It's styled (rather badly) to look like a Windows 7/8 window, but it looks like you're using Windows 10.

DO NOT DOWNLOAD AND OPEN THAT FILE.

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thanks for your input. I was fairly certain it was not legit but always nice to have it verified.

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If you are not sure about something, it never hurts to ask.