I keep having a site for a "Firefox" download, redirect my browser, is it valid?
periodically, about one a day or more, I have my browser redirected to the following site:
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,
Additional System Details
- Shockwave Flash 25.0 r0
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:53.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/53.0
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.
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 :
This might keep you from getting these fake updates (and other stuff like it) again.