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What is FIREFOX NEED TO BE UPDATED IMMEDIATELY pop up that is appering to my screen through FF browser?

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What is FIREFOX NEED TO BE UPDATED IMMEDIATELY pop up that is appering to my screen through FF browser?

I am afraid that a virus is attacking my computer through Firefox browser . When I google something and choose an option from the results list instead of what i am looking for ,it appears on my screen a red window that calls for an update of FF because as it says it became vulnerable.

Please help ....

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Re: What is FIREFOX NEED TO BE UPDATED IMMEDIATELY pop up that is appering to my screen through FF browser?

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.

please also do a reset of firefox since some of your extensions look quite suspicious.

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.

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Re: What is FIREFOX NEED TO BE UPDATED IMMEDIATELY pop up that is appering to my screen through FF browser?

You also can cleanup your extensions and uninstall or delete disabled and unneeded extensions that were possibly install globally.

Your above posted system details show multiple Java Console extensions.
You can uninstall and remove Java Console extensions, you do not need them to run Java applets.

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