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A suspicous message pops up randomly urging me to update my firefox urgently. How can I stop this?

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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.

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

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

Three days ago

Installed Plug-ins

  • Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • 1.6.0028.0
  • 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
  • GEPlugin
  • 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

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:5.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0

More Information

I clicked X

the-edmeister
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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.

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.

Question owner

I forgot to mention, the version it mentions is 5. something not 6. I loaded 6 already which is why I was suspicious.

I forgot to mention, the version it mentions is 5. something not 6. I loaded 6 already which is why I was suspicious.