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I keep getting a pop up with http://securebrowserupdate.com/ to update my browser which is already updated. Not sure if this is a phishing scheme or not!!

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I keep getting a pop-under with http://securebrowserupdate.com/ that want's me to update firefox. When I go to Mozilla.org it tells me my browser is up to date. Not sure if this is a phishing sceme or not

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Installed Plug-ins

  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • Google Update
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.4
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.2
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • DivX Plus Web Player version 2.2.0.52
  • Coupon Print Activator
  • Unity Player 3.4.2f2
  • GEPlugin
  • wpidetector
  • Winamp Application Detector
  • DivX VOD Helper Plug-in
  • NPWLPG

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:17.0) Gecko/17.0 Firefox/17.0

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Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
17.0
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:17.0) Gecko/17.0 Firefox/17.0
Profile Folder
Show Folder
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about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Crash Reports
about:crashes
Memory Use
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ID
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true
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BetterPrivacy
1.68
true
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{23fcfd51-4958-4f00-80a3-ae97e717ed8b}
Download Statusbar
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1.2.2
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OneClickDownloader
1.2
true
OneClickDownload@OneClickDownload.com
Babylon OCR
1.0
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ocr@babylon.com
Babylon Spelling and Proofreading
1.0.0.1
false
adapter@babylontc.com
HP Smart Web Printing
4.51
false
smartwebprinting@hp.com
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Name
Value
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0
browser.cache.disk.capacity
358400
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run
false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max
false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value
358400
browser.display.background_color
#C0C0C0
browser.display.use_system_colors
true
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
4
browser.search.useDBForOrder
true
browser.startup.homepage
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20121119183901
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
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dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.nptnt2.dll
false
extensions.lastAppVersion
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font.internaluseonly.changed
false
general.useragent.extra.brc
gfx.direct3d.prefer_10_1
true
keyword.URL
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1353095919
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
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privacy.donottrackheader.enabled
true
privacy.popups.showBrowserMessage
false
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.OCSP.enabled
0
security.csp.enable
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security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
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Adapter Description
ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series
Vendor ID
0x1002
Device ID
0x9490
Adapter RAM
1024
Adapter Drivers
aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx32 aticfx32 atiumd64 atidxx64 atiumdag atidxx32 atiumdva atiumd6a atitmm64
Driver Version
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Driver Date
4-5-2012
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ATI Radeon HD 4200
Vendor ID (GPU #2)
0x1002
Device ID (GPU #2)
0x9710
Adapter RAM (GPU #2)
256
Adapter Drivers (GPU #2)
aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx32 aticfx32 atiumd64 atidxx64 atiumdag atidxx32 atiumdva atiumd6a atitmm64
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Driver Date (GPU #2)
4-5-2012
Direct2D Enabled
true
DirectWrite Enabled
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ClearType Parameters
ClearType parameters not found
WebGL Renderer
Google Inc. -- ANGLE (ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series) -- OpenGL ES 2.0 (ANGLE 1.0.0.1242)
GPU Accelerated Windows
2/2 Direct3D 10
AzureCanvasBackend
direct2d
AzureFallbackCanvasBackend
cairo
AzureContentBackend
direct2d
JavaScript
Incremental GC
1
Accessibility
Activated
0
Prevent Accessibility
0
Library Versions
Expected minimum version
Version in use
NSPR
4.9.2
4.9.2
NSS
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
NSS Util
3.13.6.0
3.13.6.0
NSS SSL
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
NSS S/MIME
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC

Ash 1 solutions 7 answers

Helpful Reply

it seems you have a malware installed. Please make a complete antivirus scan and clean your computer.

Check also through the Content panel in the Preferences window that Pop-up blocking is turned on.

By default, Firefox is configured to automatically check for updates. They will be downloaded in the background and installed when you restart Firefox.

If an update has been waiting to be installed for more than 24 hours, you'll see a notification with the option to restart Firefox and install the update.
ivani5075 1 solutions 18 answers

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