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I have been asked to download from f31056.privacy4browser.com; is this genuine?

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Firefox itself blocked access!

Firefox itself blocked access!

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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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  • Shockwave Flash 25.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:53.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/53.0

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Happy112
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Hi   !
May not be necessary,   but better safe than sorry :

You may have ad/mal-ware. Further information can be found in this article :

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no

Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently   -   if one program misses something, another may pick it up.

Also see : https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-privacy4browsing-com/

Hi &nbsp; !<BR> May not be necessary, &nbsp; but better safe than sorry : You may have ad/mal-ware. Further information can be found in this article : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no '''Run most or all of the listed malware scanners.''' Each works differently &nbsp; - &nbsp; if one program misses something, another may pick it up. Also see : https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-privacy4browsing-com/
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