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Seburo
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Hi

Please can you provide further information about what you are trying to achieve, the problem you are having and details of any error messages that appear.

This will help us to find a solution for you.

Hi Please can you provide further information about what you are trying to achieve, the problem you are having and details of any error messages that appear. This will help us to find a solution for you.

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Hello, just side note, I was having difficulty posting a question, so I posted a test. And now that I check back in it appears the actual question did not post. Ok setting that aside.

My Firefox page is getting redirected to a fake update web site. The URL is very random and super long. The URLs change each time this happens. An update window pops up and it has a file to download. I know it is fake and have never clicked or downloaded anything. My Kaspersky pops up with a warning about the pop up window. I have run Kaspersky and another online scanner they show no virus on my machine. It only happens on Yahoo. I sometimes use MS Edge, and I do not recall it ever happening on there. I contacted Yahoo, they elevate the matter for review and they have concluded it is my computer or Firefox. Is this issue something that Firefox is aware of, and if so what is causing it and is it possible for it to be stopped. I will try to attach a screen shot. Thanks

Hello, just side note, I was having difficulty posting a question, so I posted a test. And now that I check back in it appears the actual question did not post. Ok setting that aside. My Firefox page is getting redirected to a fake update web site. The URL is very random and super long. The URLs change each time this happens. An update window pops up and it has a file to download. I know it is fake and have never clicked or downloaded anything. My Kaspersky pops up with a warning about the pop up window. I have run Kaspersky and another online scanner they show no virus on my machine. It only happens on Yahoo. I sometimes use MS Edge, and I do not recall it ever happening on there. I contacted Yahoo, they elevate the matter for review and they have concluded it is my computer or Firefox. Is this issue something that Firefox is aware of, and if so what is causing it and is it possible for it to be stopped. I will try to attach a screen shot. Thanks

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And here is one of the URLs that came up. https://iechuertu.org/8842926093230/51df35358251b1be58f4ce8b6192715a/04b6e0240e6683b67f3daa93f544891f.html
FredMcD
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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. Anytime 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}

For almost a year, an epidemic of Fake Update Notices have been popping up all over the place. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/forum-response-i-found-fake-firefox-update

. '''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>. Anytime 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} For almost a year, an epidemic of '''Fake Update Notices''' have been popping up all over the place. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/forum-response-i-found-fake-firefox-update
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.

See also:

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