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FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4398 solutions 61696 answers

. 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 website of the True Owner of the program in question. For example, to check out Firefox, go to https://www.mozilla.org {web link}

You can 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}

. '''Whenever you get a message / popup that''' '''software / files need to be updated;''' <u>'''DO NOT USE ANY OF'''</u> <u>'''THE PROVIDED LINKS'''</u> While this may be a legitimate message, it could also be <u>'''Malware or a Virus'''</u>. Any time you want or need to check for upgrades, go to the website of the <u>'''True Owner'''</u> of the program in question. For example, to check out Firefox, go to '''https://www.mozilla.org''' {web link} You can report such a site at; '''[http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/ Google Report Phishing Page]''' {web link} which is the same when done while on site by going to '''Help > Report Web Forgery''' '''[http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/legal/fraud-report/ Help us safeguard Mozilla’s trademarks by reporting misuse]''' {web link}
James
  • Moderator
1603 solutions 11349 answers

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. Mozilla has no need to host Firefox downloads or updates elsewhere, especially not at random weird name websites.

The way Firefox updates are done has not changed over the last ten years since Firefox 1.5 as 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/

Mozilla would love to shut this down but it has not been so simple as it is more elaborate to just creating some fake sites and serving this firefox-patch.js file.

Unfortunately this has gone on for over a few months 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

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/i-found-fake-firefox-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. Mozilla has no need to host Firefox downloads or updates elsewhere, especially not at random weird name websites. '''The way Firefox updates are done has not changed''' over the last ten years since Firefox 1.5 as 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/ Mozilla would love to shut this down but it has not been so simple as it is more elaborate to just creating some fake sites and serving this firefox-patch.js file. Unfortunately this has gone on for over a few months 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 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/i-found-fake-firefox-update