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Want to report this dangerous link that pops up stating need to update Firefox

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This link keeps popping up for the past several days and I just want to advise Firefox about it. Looks very legit and people may be clicking on it as it looks so realistic until you look at the the ailoo...etc.

https://ailooperfectgaytube.net/6941813823419/2c87ce7d03aca828bb2648722740800e.html

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It sounds like you are getting a random named website claiming to have a urgent update. 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 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 several weeks now with one or two new sites reported almost everyday. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forums/contributors/712056/ and https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forums/contributors/712075

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Correct it will be malware

Thanks for letting us know. Unfortunately these links are personalised and others do not see the file or what is usually an orange splash screen with an authentic looking logo

Please see I found a fake Firefox update

Using a script blocker such as ublock origin and having an adware free system may mean you do not normally see these.

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It sounds like you are getting a random named website claiming to have a urgent update. 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 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 several weeks now with one or two new sites reported almost everyday. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forums/contributors/712056/ and https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forums/contributors/712075

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John99 said

Correct it will be malware

Thanks for letting us know. Unfortunately these links are personalised and others do not see the file or what is usually an orange splash screen with an authentic looking logo

Please see I found a fake Firefox update

Using a script blocker such as ublock origin and having an adware free system may mean you do not normally see these.

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Thanks John99 ,

I had an ad blocker installed but installed the ublock addon you recommeneded and hopefully, that will solve the annoyance.

Thanks again.