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My system failed the anti-phishing/malware test. What can I do to fix it? I have Firefox 7.

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I use the up to date version of AVG security. Does this interfere?

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You probably clicked the test links on this website:

Those links to the .org sites are currently not in the phishing protection database and thus don't display the red page.

Try these instead (.com instead of .org)


Bug 693389 - Update urlclassifier DB for Mozilla com->org move

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Where is that test? Does it ask a lot of questions, or what?

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It was in the email from firefox 27 oct titled 6 tips to stay safe while browsing. A link was embedded in the message so you could check if your system was working right.

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Firefox does not send e-mails to random users. You only receive mail when you have registered on some official Mozilla e-mail list. Normally these are scam e-mails. They try to scare you and say that you are infected with malware. Then afterwards you are offered a so called "security update" which in reality will infect you computer with a virus. Do not install a fake update.

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You probably clicked the test links on this website:

Those links to the .org sites are currently not in the phishing protection database and thus don't display the red page.

Try these instead (.com instead of .org)


Bug 693389 - Update urlclassifier DB for Mozilla com->org move

Modified by cor-el

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I did register for firefox emails, but will check this out. Nothing was offered, but it might be something else...who know these days! That's why I have firefox..and that is why I ask questions. Thanks

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Thank you! This worked. But why ten did firefox put this in the email with the implication that it was a test, and then not have the sites in the database? Duh? Am I the only one who finds this just a little "off"?

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I clicked on a link in an e-mail from Mozilla Firefox <mozilla@awesomeness.mozilla.org> It took me to http://www.mozilla.org/firefox/its-a-trap.html which assured me that I was not protected from phishing. I didn't follow the instruction to download Firefox because I already have Firefox 7.0.1 and run it in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx which is an operating system that claims to have adequate protection against viruses so, unlike the first post in this thread, I don't have AVG Security.

If you think I should delete this and start a new thread, I'm happy to do that. It would help, if you could suggest a title for the thread.

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Did you try the links and understand the info that cor-el posted? That reassured me that all was well with my system.

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I joined this post because I had visited the middle of the three sites recommended by the wonderful Cor-el and it assured me that all was NOT well with my system.

Thank you for your interest :-)

I am still hoping for some advice as to what changes I should make to my system so that it will use Firefox's ability to protect users from phishing scams. Perhaps these features aren't working in Ubuntu and I should let Mozilla know there's a problem?

Modified by Catbells

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Not sure what I was supposed to get with the second link but I got the "get out of here fast" warning. One would assume this was a very bad place to be so why did you put it in here? I realize someone else asked but it didn't hurt to say it again.