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May have a fake Update going on here

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I went to this website from a Google search http://zatz.com/outlookpower/article/recovering-lost-email-in-outlook-today/ A pop box came up, I close it and it redirected me to this page http://momtoypicks.com/update.html which says Firefox need to update immediately!

Your version of Firefox (18.0) is vulnerable and needs to be updated.

Attack pages try to install programs that steal private information, use your computer to attack others, or damage your system.

Some attack pages intentionally distribute harmful software, but many are compromised without the knowledge or permission of their owners.

And has the normal warn box up. but notice the web address http://momtoypicks.com/update.html

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hello, yes this is a phishing tactic that is trying to trick you into installing malware, so don't download or execute this kind of stuff! updates are handled automatically by firefox so you don't have to download anything.

you might also want to run a full scan of your system with the security software already in place and different tools like the free version of malwarebytes, adwcleaner & kaspersky security scan in order to make sure that there isn't already some sort of malware active on your system that triggers these false alerts.

Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware

you could also help by pressing F10 & going to help > report web forgery while you're on this dubious page - this might get the page into the list of malicious sites that get blocked in firefox (the actual list is maintained by google) or when such pages use the firefox logos or trademarks to trick users into downloading malware you could also file it at https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/legal/fraud-report/.

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philipp
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hello, yes this is a phishing tactic that is trying to trick you into installing malware, so don't download or execute this kind of stuff! updates are handled automatically by firefox so you don't have to download anything.

you might also want to run a full scan of your system with the security software already in place and different tools like the free version of malwarebytes, adwcleaner & kaspersky security scan in order to make sure that there isn't already some sort of malware active on your system that triggers these false alerts.

Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware

you could also help by pressing F10 & going to help > report web forgery while you're on this dubious page - this might get the page into the list of malicious sites that get blocked in firefox (the actual list is maintained by google) or when such pages use the firefox logos or trademarks to trick users into downloading malware you could also file it at https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/legal/fraud-report/.

macgig 0 solutions 5 answers

firefox updates from within the program not from visiting a website... so it's fake. just happened to me also.

Waka_Flocka_Flame
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