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I keep having a site for a "Firefox" download, redirect my browser, is it valid?

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periodically, about one a day or more, I have my browser redirected to the following site:

https://othooalibris.com/5963093335741/d44a6507c6c7c2bc3ca4163c41d99d90/249fbc8ac6aa911a52dc12aaaaec293f.html

The page displays the following message: Critical Firefox update, download now.

Is this a valid Mozilla Firefox download? It is harmful?

Thank you for your help,

Sincerely, Matthew

periodically, about one a day or more, I have my browser redirected to the following site: https://othooalibris.com/5963093335741/d44a6507c6c7c2bc3ca4163c41d99d90/249fbc8ac6aa911a52dc12aaaaec293f.html The page displays the following message: Critical Firefox update, download now. Is this a valid Mozilla Firefox download? It is harmful? Thank you for your help, Sincerely, Matthew
FredMcD
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Download only from Mozilla.org http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/
cor-el
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If you get a pop-up message asking to update Firefox or plugins or scanning for malware then such a message is likely a scam and you should never respond to such an alert to avoid getting infected with malware.

  • Only update Firefox via "Help > About" or by downloading and installing Firefox from the Mozilla server and never via a pop-up or link on a web page.
  • plugins should only be updated via the plugin itself or by visiting the home page of the plugin.

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If you get a pop-up message asking to update Firefox or plugins or scanning for malware then such a message is likely a scam and you should never respond to such an alert to avoid getting infected with malware. *Only update Firefox via "Help > About" or by downloading and installing Firefox from the Mozilla server and never via a pop-up or link on a web page. *plugins should only be updated via the plugin itself or by visiting the home page of the plugin. See also: *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/i-found-fake-firefox-update
Happy112
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Hi    !
Good for you be on the alert for these fake updates   ! Firefox will always update from within the browser and not from a random webpage. Scammers have been using this tactic, trying to get users to download and infect their computer. Hard to get rid off, as they will change their URL on a daily basis. You could consider an ad-blocking add-on like :
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/?src=ss
This might keep you from getting these fake updates   (and other stuff like it)   again.

Hi &nbsp; !<BR> Good for you be on the alert for these fake updates &nbsp; ! Firefox will always update from within the browser and not from a random webpage. Scammers have been using this tactic, trying to get users to download and infect their computer. Hard to get rid off, as they will change their URL on a daily basis. You could consider an ad-blocking add-on like : <BR> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/?src=ss<BR> This might keep you from getting these fake updates &nbsp; (and other stuff like it) &nbsp; again.