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(solved) is firefox 18.01 (win 7) released as I have just had a pop up trying to autoupdate to this version


just had the Firefox auto-updater trying to update me to 18.01, I refused the update and went to the mozilla site to check and no update was available, just thought I better ask and to let other people know in-case this is malware

any ideas on how to check would be welcome

cheers Don

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Ryrynz 0 solutions 4 answers

You don't trust your own browser notifying you of updates?

18.01 has been released, next time you see an update for your browser like that just update it..

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It does not matter if I trust my browser or not, I just don't click on pop up windows that appear on my desktop without checking if they are valid first. (this goes for anything)

The problem was when I checked the Mozilla site it said my firefox was up to date, who would you believe a pop up (not verified from who knows where) or the manufacturers website? (verified genuine by the url) That is why I posted to inform others of the possibility (however unlikely) of a rouge pop up.

cheers Don

Ryrynz 0 solutions 4 answers

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You don't get rogue pop ups that look like browser update windows, certainly doesn't hurt to be cautious but you're taking it a little far IMO. A Firefox update prompt is not ever going to be malware.

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The release download on mozilla.org has been Firefox 18.0.1 for over a day now.

(First offered to release channel users on January 18, 2013)

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Ryrynz 0 solutions 4 answers

Exactly, OP shouldn't have to ask every time a new update is released though.