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Is this ok to install?

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While working in FireFox today my screen jumped to a red background with the FireFox Logo and also stated that this was a critical update. I didn't feel comfortable with it so I thought I'd ask to be sure. Didn't look like a regular update from Mozilla. The screen did not return when I reopened FireFox. Sorry I didn't think to save a screen shot for the submission. https://hahkospokensanskrit.org/5155505639421/a150da22bb45c20c74f2f32d311a60a9/fce2321ce22684e1b8aa4b2693e0da46.html Thanks for being awesome!

While working in FireFox today my screen jumped to a red background with the FireFox Logo and also stated that this was a critical update. I didn't feel comfortable with it so I thought I'd ask to be sure. Didn't look like a regular update from Mozilla. The screen did not return when I reopened FireFox. Sorry I didn't think to save a screen shot for the submission. https://hahkospokensanskrit.org/5155505639421/a150da22bb45c20c74f2f32d311a60a9/fce2321ce22684e1b8aa4b2693e0da46.html Thanks for being awesome!

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No, that is not OK.

If you get a pop-up message asking to update Firefox or plugins or scanning for malware then such a message is likely a scam and you should NEVER respond to such an alert to avoid getting infected with malware.

  • only update Firefox via "Help -> About" or by downloading and installing Firefox from the Mozilla server and never via a pop-up or link on a web page.
  • plugins should only be updated via the plugin itself or by visiting the home page of the plugin.

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