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what is this polloscatto firefox patch and why was it on my comp?

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This file came up on my Firefox screen as a patch that should be installed so I said go ahead. Apparently this is not a Mozilla product and I want to remove it. How do I do that?

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If you still see this file in the Downloads Manager (Library; Show All Downloads) then you can open the containing folder via the right-click context menu if you do not know to what location you have saved this file. You can also consider to clear the Firefox disk cache.

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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 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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I know all of that, but my question really was what is this program and, if it is not needed, how do I get rid of it.

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If you still see this file in the Downloads Manager (Library; Show All Downloads) then you can open the containing folder via the right-click context menu if you do not know to what location you have saved this file. You can also consider to clear the Firefox disk cache.