A suspicous message pops up randomly urging me to update my firefox urgently. How can I stop this?
The message shows in a standard mid screen windows box. It urges me to "update Firefox urgently" and has a 'more information' link to click on and an 'update now' tab and an 'update later' tab.
I read in How to Geek's newsletter that it is a Trojan.
I clicked the X an got rid of it quick. It is insistent - has now appeared three days in a row.
Additional System Details
Every time Firefox opened
This started when...
Three days ago
- Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
- Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
- Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.0
- Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181
- iTunes Detector Plug-in
- Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_26 for Mozilla browsers
- Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
- Google Update
- Npdsplay dll
- DRM Store Netscape Plugin
- DRM Netscape Network Object
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:5.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0
I clicked X
If that is happening once a day and just started yesterday, the message is ore than likely coming from Mozilla because Firefox 6.0 was released mid-day on the 16th.
I forgot to mention, the version it mentions is 5. something not 6. I loaded 6 already which is why I was suspicious.