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Urgent Fire Fox Update Notice

I keep getting a screen popping up that says "Urgent Firefox Update". My protection software is blocking it, saying it's a Trojan. When I go to Mozilla, it says my Fire… (read more)

I keep getting a screen popping up that says "Urgent Firefox Update". My protection software is blocking it, saying it's a Trojan. When I go to Mozilla, it says my Firefox is up to date. Is there an Urget Update or not?

Asked by kgenung 4 years ago

Answered by Seburo 4 years ago

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I received an "urgent Firefox Patch" notitification: is this legitimate?

Couldn't open original download ("Blocked Publisher" notification). This morning, I received a second notification from a different URL. Smells like a malware scam to me.… (read more)

Couldn't open original download ("Blocked Publisher" notification). This morning, I received a second notification from a different URL. Smells like a malware scam to me.

Asked by JonAase 4 years ago

Answered by James 4 years ago

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why am i getting a firefox-patch.js from yiomolibertyreserve.org?? is this legit??

got a screen popping up saying there is an urgent firefox update and a button to download now. the patch window opens on top of it... firefox-patch.js which is a javascri… (read more)

got a screen popping up saying there is an urgent firefox update and a button to download now. the patch window opens on top of it... firefox-patch.js which is a javascript file from : https//yiomolibertyreserve.org it asks if i want to save it. https://yiomolibertyreserve.org/7571196957168/a12d822d5bffd48d6ca7139f4bc0ef4c.html (in address bar) is this legit? do i need to save it or what??

Asked by sylentdiva 3 years ago

Answered by John99 3 years ago

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downloaded firefox-patch.js what should I do

I got a notice to patch firefox on a new site. Downloaded and clicked on it without thinking. Looks like it is a virus or malware. Now I am getting repeated requests fro… (read more)

I got a notice to patch firefox on a new site. Downloaded and clicked on it without thinking. Looks like it is a virus or malware. Now I am getting repeated requests from flash for permission to update. What should I do? Thanks

Asked by Brick44 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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I got a red screen with the Firefox logo that says "Urgent Firefox update" asking to save the file firefox-patch.exe. This this real?

I got a very official looking red screen with the Firefox logo titled "Urgent Firefox update". It had the normal looking opening file box asking me if I wanted to save t… (read more)

I got a very official looking red screen with the Firefox logo titled "Urgent Firefox update". It had the normal looking opening file box asking me if I wanted to save the file: firefox-patch.exe, a binary file from https://ahghointernetno.net . I closed the window and started researching if this was real. I did make a print screen copy to WordPad but was unable to upload it here do to unsupported file type.

Asked by JWinNH 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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Possible security flaw in Firefox 47.0.1 regarding orange "urgent update" screen ?

Many people seem to be reporting recently that they are getting an orange fake "Urgent Firefox Update" screen popping up and then a download box for firefox patch.exe or … (read more)

Many people seem to be reporting recently that they are getting an orange fake "Urgent Firefox Update" screen popping up and then a download box for firefox patch.exe or such. It is my impression that this may be a security flaw.

It tends to happen when I have several windows open with Facebook and newssites, and it happens very quickly so I can't be 100% sure what happens, but it is my impression that a new tab is created with the orange screen. It seems this happens without my clicking on anything, I may be just sitting there reading and suddenly this happens. I wonder if it is an exploit emanating from ads on these newssites that takes control of Firefox and gets it to make the new tab. If so this is very disturbing because I have my Firefox on quite secure settings, my Java is Never Activate, most of my plug-ins including Flash are Ask to Activate and I rarely do need to activate it. In addition, I am careful which websites I go to. I have Firefox up to date and on automatic update. Every time I start my computer I make sure Kaspersky has updated before I start browsing.

The exploit has happened 3 times in the past week including both yesterday and today. The first time, even though I did not click on the install dialog, Kaspersky detected a Dangerous Object being downloaded and quarantined it instantly. I then had Kaspersky delete it. It had downloaded to the AppData Local Temp folder. The second and third time, nothing happened immediately so I had time to look. I closed Firefox and it seemed that prevented those instances from downloading, as Kaspersky did not detect anything either instantly or after Full Scan.

I am wondering if this is a security flaw in Firefox and if I need to switch to Chrome. Any help would be appreciated In the meantime as I much prefer Firefox. I will limit my browsing to the most essential, avoid clicking on any links in Facebook and try to avoid newssites.

Asked by marie15 4 years ago

Answered by marie15 4 years ago

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Firefox has gone crazy since last update

That's the only way I can describe it. I think I am the victim of some sort of malware directed at Firefox. This afternoon I was browsing in Firefox when I suddenly got a… (read more)

That's the only way I can describe it. I think I am the victim of some sort of malware directed at Firefox.

This afternoon I was browsing in Firefox when I suddenly got a message -- supposedly from Firefox -- that said I must install an update. I wasn't thinking clearly; I should have asked a few questions. But I was involved in my online research and didn't stop to think. After the update (a .js file, for what it's worth) was installed, I noticed that the downloaded file was erased from my Downloads folder.

Suddenly I couldn't access my AT&T email, or my AOL email. For AT&T I kept getting a message saying, "Your connection is not secure! The owner of loginprodx.att.net has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website." But I can access my AT&T account through several other browsers.

In addition, the page display in Firefox is now pure text. It's impossible to navigate through the pages.

I uninstalled Firefox, and did a system restore, then downloaded the latest version of Firefox but that didn't help.

Please see the two screenshots I'm attaching.

I downloaded the "Troubleshooting Information" at the bottom of this page, but Windows doesn't know how to open it.

I'm running Windows10, and I have plenty of memory, etc.

Help!

Thanks!

Asked by rontiara 3 years ago

Answered by rontiara 3 years ago

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Firefox redirects to a page that says important firefox update, it then starts to downloading a virus.

This does not happen every time I am on Firefox but is happening more often. I will be on a trusted web site, "says Norton" and all of sudden I am redirected to a full sc… (read more)

This does not happen every time I am on Firefox but is happening more often. I will be on a trusted web site, "says Norton" and all of sudden I am redirected to a full screen orange page that says there is a important Firefox update. It then pops up a little box that says you have chosen to download this update. It then starts to download without me clicking on anything. It puts a virus in my hidden folder "appdata". My virus software catches it and removes it. I am using Norton Internet Security on Windows 10 64 bit home edition. This is a list of the viruses that downloaded in last few days: Norton Auto-Protect caught "firefox-patch.exe, Trogen. Gen.2" this was a bad one, it attached to one of my Windows msi file and another third-party software msi before it was caught and I had to restort my computer to get back the files Norton deleted. Norton Download-Insight caught "lqqcorm.js.part (JS.Downloader)" and "nir+_8hr.js.part (JS.Downloader). I don't know why this keeps happening but could this be a security issue in Firefox? Is there any way to prevent these redirects from happening? I have my Security settings set on in Options but this has no effect on the redirects, I don't know if any reports are being sent to Firefox when this happens. Is there anything that you can do? I love Firefox and don't want to stop using it. I don't have any images because I close Firefox as soon as this happens. Sorry.

Asked by CyndiD 3 years ago

Answered by Scribe 3 years ago

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New tab opened suddenly stating an "urgent" Firefox update - legit or hoax?

When I was already engaged in another open Firefox tab, a new tab suddenly opened stating it was an "urgent" Firefox update and asked me to install software (for which an… (read more)

When I was already engaged in another open Firefox tab, a new tab suddenly opened stating it was an "urgent" Firefox update and asked me to install software (for which an application widow then opened).

Is this legitimate or a hoax, the sign of some malware, virus, etc?

Naturally I would want to comply if Firefox really did have some new important update. But I could find nothing about this "urgent" update when I searched in Firefox for info. about it. The first thing I did was to go to the "About Firefox" item in the Help menu, saw that the system said "up-to-date," even clicked on "What' New" but saw nothing about an urgent update.

Please advise on how to get to the bottom of why this tab suddenly popped open, to prevent such from happening again.

Asked by jw614 4 years ago

Answered by James 4 years ago

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Is "firefox-patch.js" from "nichufreevectordownload.net" legitimate?

This was in a pop-up window which stated "You have chosen to open:"..."Would you like to save this file?" It is a JAvaScript File of 353 bytes. I was afraid to save it. … (read more)

This was in a pop-up window which stated "You have chosen to open:"..."Would you like to save this file?" It is a JAvaScript File of 353 bytes. I was afraid to save it.

Asked by Gramps25kids 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Is any one else getting a request to save a patch for firefox for Java script?

I have attached a screen shot of the request to save and install this patch for java script. The patch says its a java script file from this web address (https://vohjamac… (read more)

I have attached a screen shot of the request to save and install this patch for java script. The patch says its a java script file from this web address (https://vohjamacintoshhowto.org). I didn't find anything about a patch from Firefox so I just want to make sure this is a legitimate patch before I did anything with it. If anyone else has installed this patch or knows whether or not it is a legitimate patch I would love to know. Thanks for everyone's time and help.

Asked by fireboy1a 3 years ago

Answered by James 3 years ago

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Spam pop-ups keep popping. Today oochaons96.org popped up

Have updated Firefox and always make sure I have downloaded the recent version but keep getting spam pop-ups which is absolutely ridiculous. I could be reading an email … (read more)

Have updated Firefox and always make sure I have downloaded the recent version but keep getting spam pop-ups which is absolutely ridiculous. I could be reading an email OR an article and the spam pop-ups will bring the red screen and ask me to download. I always have to pay extra attention that I don't "download" and allow POS spammers to take over my life. Amazing Firefox is not aware of these spam pop-ups OR just don't care !!!!!

Today's spam pop-up: firefox-pahl.js - https//oochaons96.org

Asked by DFoxTLk 3 years ago

Last reply by James 3 years ago

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How to remove urgent firefox update from https://aphocpreviewyoursites.net/3232903648882/9bb5f2f39f74dd570ec3d1fe2e75bc9a.html

How do I stop this page from appearing? It seems to be randomly occurring. This is the web address: https://aphocpreviewyoursites.net/3232903648882/9bb5f2f39f74dd570e… (read more)

How do I stop this page from appearing? It seems to be randomly occurring. This is the web address:

  • https://aphocpreviewyoursites.net/3232903648882/9bb5f2f39f74dd570ec3d1fe2e75bc9a.html

and it opened up a window to start the download:

  • https://aphocpreviewyoursites.net/3232903648882/1473515620172904/firefox-patch.js

Thanks!


Edit by a forum Moderator. I made the links none clickable. They will paste test at your own risk -J99

Asked by ecasey1969 3 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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A page which is FF (nearly identical) keeps asking me to d/l install an emergency *.js patch and I know it's not FF. What to do?

I wish I could be specific. The page comes up as if piggybacked but it comes from a legitimate URL. (like Yahoo) It isn't from FF, I know, but it's got the fox near the… (read more)

I wish I could be specific. The page comes up as if piggybacked but it comes from a legitimate URL. (like Yahoo) It isn't from FF, I know, but it's got the fox near the top of the page and nothing ON the page itself.

Asked by JaineyCakes 3 years ago

Last reply by JaineyCakes 3 years ago

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popup download warning

Hello, popup download warning. Been getting this pop-up to download an update for Firefox from site: sodawebrega dot org Thought I should report it. My first post so I … (read more)

Hello, popup download warning.

Been getting this pop-up to download an update for Firefox from site: sodawebrega dot org

Thought I should report it. My first post so I hope I did it properly.

I did a screenshot a png and a photobucket link:

Asked by marty2010 3 years ago

Last reply by marty2010 3 years ago

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Getting following message: JavaScriptFile(609bytes) HTTPS://ohchukentvideo.org. Spam??

I believe that the above message is an attempt to take over my PC. Only way to get rig of the update request is to close out my browser and start over. Have gotten this… (read more)

I believe that the above message is an attempt to take over my PC. Only way to get rig of the update request is to close out my browser and start over. Have gotten this several times over the past few weeks.

Asked by BarbaraWitkos1 3 years ago

Last reply by John99 3 years ago

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urgent update Malware

this looked like the only way to create an account to post a reply to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1129758?page=2 http://www.ibtimes.co.uk was the site tha… (read more)

this looked like the only way to create an account to post a reply to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1129758?page=2

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk was the site that seems to be hijacked this time.

Asked by jmh797 3 years ago

Last reply by jmh797 3 years ago

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problems since urgent update, did refresh but no indication it took

Multiple problems. I tried to do a "refresh", I clicked "refresh" in the small box that appeared, Firefox closed, but nothing else happened. There was no screen or box t… (read more)

Multiple problems. I tried to do a "refresh", I clicked "refresh" in the small box that appeared, Firefox closed, but nothing else happened. There was no screen or box that showed info or where I could click "finish" My problems still exist and I would love to undo the "urgent firefox update" that caused the problems. Thanks for your help.

Asked by Aurielle 3 years ago

Answered by philipp 3 years ago

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It's 12:30 EDT 7/18/16 -- did Firefox just send out a Patch to be downloaded and installed?

I was just interrupted in my browsing by a "flash screen" which had the Firefox logo and a dialogue asking me to download a Patch. I've downloaded by not opened the pat… (read more)

I was just interrupted in my browsing by a "flash screen" which had the Firefox logo and a dialogue asking me to download a Patch. I've downloaded by not opened the patch to install it. This is the first time in decades of computer work that I've every seen anything like this. Is this a legit Firefox patch? Or some sort of hack?

Asked by KenHulme 3 years ago

Last reply by cliffontheroad 3 years ago

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Report an issue to firefox

Someone is trying to scam your browser, this page pops up using several advertising windows in legit sites, thought you might like to investigate it, it says you need to … (read more)

Someone is trying to scam your browser, this page pops up using several advertising windows in legit sites, thought you might like to investigate it, it says you need to upgrade Firefox,

https://ierairosihanari.org/8801281637044/0f0b6cf1aecfe432c462b4883e6b5c34.html

Asked by Aulemar 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago