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I keep getting the following pop-up: https://ahteetgv-europe.org/a5d5d96c0b4e1fcf815594cc26ed6b02.html. Is the for real or a hoax? My AV warns me unsafe

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Hello all at Mozilla. Happy New Year. !!!!!!

While surfing, the a window pop up (with pop-up disabled) and tells me my "network is infected" and to download the Firefox Patch. This is the URL that it comes from:

https://ahteetgv-europe.org/a5d5d96c0b4e1fcf815594cc26ed6b02.html

Since I did not see any mention of Mozilla or Firefox in the URL, I didn't trust it.

My AVG program warned me that it was dangerous

Hello all at Mozilla. Happy New Year. !!!!!! While surfing, the a window pop up (with pop-up disabled) and tells me my "network is infected" and to download the Firefox Patch. This is the URL that it comes from: https://ahteetgv-europe.org/a5d5d96c0b4e1fcf815594cc26ed6b02.html Since I did not see any mention of Mozilla or Firefox in the URL, I didn't trust it. My AVG program warned me that it was dangerous

Chosen solution

If you get a pop-up message asking to update Firefox or plugins or scanning for malware then such a message is likely a scam and you should never respond to such an alert to avoid getting infected with malware.

  • Only update Firefox via "Help > About" or by downloading and installing Firefox from the Mozilla server and never via a pop-up or link on a web page.
  • Plugins should only be updated via the plugin itself or by visiting the home page of the plugin.
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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 20.0 r0

Application

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:43.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/43.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/43.0.3/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Norton Identity Safe 2015.5.6.76 ({C1A2A613-35F1-4FCF-B27F-2840527B6556}) (Inactive)

Javascript

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  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
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Misc

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  • Accessibility: Yes
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Chosen Solution

If you get a pop-up message asking to update Firefox or plugins or scanning for malware then such a message is likely a scam and you should never respond to such an alert to avoid getting infected with malware.

  • Only update Firefox via "Help > About" or by downloading and installing Firefox from the Mozilla server and never via a pop-up or link on a web page.
  • Plugins should only be updated via the plugin itself or by visiting the home page of the plugin.
If you get a pop-up message asking to update Firefox or plugins or scanning for malware then such a message is likely a scam and you should never respond to such an alert to avoid getting infected with malware. *Only update Firefox via "Help > About" or by downloading and installing Firefox from the Mozilla server and never via a pop-up or link on a web page. *Plugins should only be updated via the plugin itself or by visiting the home page of the plugin.

Question owner

Cor-el, Thanks for the quick response. i hope that it might keep other people out of trouble.

Gregg Wilmington, DE

Cor-el, Thanks for the quick response. i hope that it might keep other people out of trouble. Gregg Wilmington, DE