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I continue to receive this message to update, need to verify legitimate state of update request. From

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An update request from continues to pop-up. I have downloaded the latest available update. I need to know if this is legitimate.

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No - your Firefox version is up to date and we have been seeing widespread instances of fake Firefox updates being offered for the last 6 weeks or so.

Please ignore update messages like that.

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So the weird name of the website does not raise red flags for you?

It sounds like you are getting a random named website claiming to have a urgent Firefox update or patch. 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, or unwanted software on Windows based on past reports if the user runs them.

The updates are done internally in Firefox (with a .mar type of file) whether on Windows, Mac OSX or Linux or by download from like say

You could try using a adblocker extension like uBlock Origin to block theses fake ads if you keep getting them.

Unfortunately this has gone on for over a month now with one or two new sites reported almost everyday. and