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Why can't Fire Fox get rid of that SWINE that keeps attacking FIREFOX??? IT IS CALLED AN UPDATE. MY NORTON KILLS IT. BUT WHY IS THE QUESTION???

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Everytime I turn on my computer within a couple minutes I get attacked by a Look Alike Firefox page with all the orange Colors etc. Looks LEGITIMATE BUT IT IS NOT. My Norton kills it but why does it attack everyday? Can't you guys get rid of this annoyance ?????

Everytime I turn on my computer within a couple minutes I get attacked by a Look Alike Firefox page with all the orange Colors etc. Looks LEGITIMATE BUT IT IS NOT. My Norton kills it but why does it attack everyday? Can't you guys get rid of this annoyance ?????

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  • Shockwave Flash 26.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:54.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/54.0

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philipp
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hi, this is a scam tactic that is trying to trick you into installing malware, so don't download or execute this kind of stuf! updates are handled automatically by firefox so you don't have to download anything for that (and you can always initiate a manual check for updates in the firefox menu ≡ > help (?) > about firefox).

we suspect this is coming form "malvertising" (=ads placed on legitimate websites that redirect you to this fraudulent message), so using an adblocking addon like https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/ would also help with that.

I found a fake Firefox update

hi, this is a scam tactic that is trying to trick you into installing malware, so don't download or execute this kind of stuf! updates are handled automatically by firefox so you don't have to download anything for that (and you can always initiate a manual check for updates in the firefox menu ≡ > help (?) > about firefox). we suspect this is coming form "malvertising" (=ads placed on legitimate websites that redirect you to this fraudulent message), so using an adblocking addon like https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/ would also help with that. [[I found a fake Firefox update]]
FredMcD
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Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for a good ad / pop-up blocker.

Go to the [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ Mozilla Add-ons Web Page] {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for a good ad / pop-up blocker.