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Firefox updates 3.6.4 and 3.6.7 shows as 1st January 1970. Is a rootkit virus I had recently targeting FF security updates as FF was redirecting me to random sites?

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Firefox updates 3.6.4 and 3.6.7 shows as 1st January 1970. Is a rootkit virus I had recently targeting FF security updates as FF was redirecting me to random sites?

This happened

Not sure how often

== I had a virus. I think i have cleared it. But Firefox updates 3.6.4 and 3.6.7 still show as 1st January 1970.

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This usually happens if the updater wasn't able to retrieve the date from the OS and used 0 (zero) instead. Firefox uses the Unix EPOCH that starts with Jan 1, 1970 and that date is corrected for the time zone.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_time