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Is this site, 'Mozilla Firefox Download - safe-downloading.com', safe or bogus?

Hi, I Googled 'firefox' and found the following: Mozilla Firefox Download - safe-downloading.com @ http://www.safe-downloading.com/manager I downloaded, firefox2030.dmg..… (read more)

Hi, I Googled 'firefox' and found the following: Mozilla Firefox Download - safe-downloading.com @ http://www.safe-downloading.com/manager

I downloaded, firefox2030.dmg... Oops

It has these links: http://ds.installmac.com/api/download/299490007/firefox2030.dmg, http://www.downloadsable.com/pd/505/1276/

...under getInfo from the dmg (I looked after...)

I did install but i didn't accept any add-ons... it didn't look right when opened the firefox2030, and something about fix your PC?! So I found the real Mozilla site and downloaded and overwrote the other FireFox with Mozilla Firefox 36.0.1... everything *seems* okay now but is it?

My questions are: was the firefox2030.dmg just bogus (ads and stuff) or safe (old version) or really bad; and what do i need to do to my Mac, 10.10.2, to be safe going forward if I want to use FireFox from Mozilla? I have the Mozilla Firefox 36.0.1 installed and it "seems" to be okay, but is it?

 :-( sorry

Ps Not sure where to post this... Pps currently on Safari...

Asked by D-Oops 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Tab just crashed and virus.com demands username and password but I don't know them

One of my tabs just crashed and I received a lengthy demand "Authentication Required" that I know nothing about. It requires my user name and password and the message is… (read more)

One of my tabs just crashed and I received a lengthy demand "Authentication Required" that I know nothing about. It requires my user name and password and the message is as follows: http://13-554x00001-virus.com is requesting your username and password. The site says: "Security Update Error 0xB7856713 Help Desk + 1 (888) 752-8994 (TOLL FREE).

I am sending this from my Asus Windows 7 computer because of the problem; this actually occurred on my Windows 8.1 computer but I can't switch to other tabs to send this and am worried about a potential virus.

I'm very concerned about this since I have no prior knowledge that this originates from Mozilla and/or is supported by Mozilla. It looks like just another scam and it won't allow me to close the tab or the message.

I would greatly appreciate help on this. Thanks!!

Asked by Lionelle 3 years ago

Answered by bygabyga 3 years ago

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Firefox did authorize scaming site adhoc2.net to invade my machine

I launched Firefox and a pop up came saying 'Dear Firefox user congratulations' we thank you for being a loyal firefos user etc... and proposing one year free netflix!!… (read more)

I launched Firefox and a pop up came saying 'Dear Firefox user congratulations' we thank you for being a loyal firefos user etc... and proposing one year free netflix!!!I tried to close that tab but no ways.. I have had to go to the system monitor in the processes and kill the firefox session.. i attach to this msg screen shots from the issue..

Asked by yboo 2 years ago

Answered by James 2 years ago

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Current performance in blocking phishing sites?

In a 2017 test, Firefox performed much worse than Chrome and especially Edge when it came to blocking phishing sites. See https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-edge-is… (read more)

In a 2017 test, Firefox performed much worse than Chrome and especially Edge when it came to blocking phishing sites. See https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-edge-is-the-best-browser-for-blocking-phishing-websites. How is the current performance? Have more/other third-party tests been done?

Asked by FrankC 7 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 months ago

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firefox login username and password breached

i think my firefox login got hacked by spammer/hacker/fisher. NOW HOW DO I KNOW THIS? i got extortion email with my Firefox login and password. NOTE:i did't use same pas… (read more)

i think my firefox login got hacked by spammer/hacker/fisher. NOW HOW DO I KNOW THIS? i got extortion email with my Firefox login and password. NOTE:i did't use same password twice so there is no chance that he got password from another site/software/service

attached screenshot contains my Firefox account user mail with my old Firefox password now as web professional i know things about spam email but spam email with username and password is not a joke?

Asked by rahul.paranjape 6 months ago

Last reply by maleckbes 5 months ago