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I recently installed Firefox on my new laptop. During install I recall seeing a pop up for McAfee. I think I clicked that I didn't want it. After using Firefox for a little while, a McAfee pop up appeared about being on a dangerous site. (This is one that I have been on numerous times before and my preferred virus protection has not had an issue with it.) Does Firefox automatically install McAfee even when we don't want it? I searched through my apps and found a McAfee Webmaster app and uninstalled it. I have inadvertently had McAfee added on other computers and have had nothing but problems with it. If Firefox wants to associate itself with McAfee, I am having my doubts about what else is being added to my computer. Should I be concerned?
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Where did you get Firefox from?
Does Firefox automatically install McAfee even when we don't want it?
The Firefox web browser from mozilla.org like www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/ has never come with any antivirus clients including McAfee. The (desktop) Firefox is not just for Windows as it is for macOS and Linux also. You can even download the source and build Firefox yourself.
If you are using a OEM brand laptop or desktop from say Dell, Acer, Asus, etc then they often times comes with a lot of junk installed on the OS that can include antivirus clients like McAfee.
Some antivirus clients have been known to install their extensions into Firefox or insert their own certificates in connection and such.