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Is "UpdateBrowserForApp" message from Firefox?

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Periodically, randomly is all I can say, a message window opens when I power on with a statement about "UpdateBrowserForApp" having stopped working; and then I'm given options to close the program, etc. See attached screenshot.

Firefox is the only browser I use. Is this message from Firefox or does it mean I should do something related to Firefox?

Thanks for whatever info or help you can give. Lee

Periodically, randomly is all I can say, a message window opens when I power on with a statement about "UpdateBrowserForApp" having stopped working; and then I'm given options to close the program, etc. See attached screenshot. Firefox is the only browser I use. Is this message from Firefox or does it mean I should do something related to Firefox? Thanks for whatever info or help you can give. Lee
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https://www.freefixer.com/library/file/UpdateBrowserForApp.exe-306841/ What is UpdateBrowserForApp.exe?

UpdateBrowserForApp.exe is part of UpdateBrowserForApp and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the UpdateBrowserForApp.exe version information.


Whenever you get a message / popup that software / files need to be updated;

DO NOT USE ANY OF 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


You can report such a site at; http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/ Google Report Phishing Page 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

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/avoid-and-report-mozilla-tech-support-scams

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Chosen Solution

https://www.freefixer.com/library/file/UpdateBrowserForApp.exe-306841/ What is UpdateBrowserForApp.exe?

UpdateBrowserForApp.exe is part of UpdateBrowserForApp and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the UpdateBrowserForApp.exe version information.


Whenever you get a message / popup that software / files need to be updated;

DO NOT USE ANY OF 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


You can report such a site at; http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/ Google Report Phishing Page 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

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/avoid-and-report-mozilla-tech-support-scams

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GREAT information and advice I will definitely follow.

Thank you, sir.

LM

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Glad to help. Safe Surfing.