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I've just had a notification from https://firefoxsecurity.online/# to update security. Is this a scam or safe?

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Evening All ... can anyone shed some light if the above is a scam or genuine? it came as a pop up when I refreshed the page.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Evening All ... can anyone shed some light if the above is a scam or genuine? it came as a pop up when I refreshed the page. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers

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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 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}

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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 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}
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Well this is a new one as it tried to install a Extension into my SeaMonkey browser where it claimed it was a security update.

It also popped up a dozens of dialog's claiming it was a obligatory update and such blah blah crap.

This is 100% fake.

Well this is a new one as it tried to install a Extension into my SeaMonkey browser where it claimed it was a security update. It also popped up a dozens of dialog's claiming it was a obligatory update and such blah blah crap. This is 100% fake.