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What is Funnelcake?

New Contributor

What is Funnelcake?

Something called "Funnelcake" just downloaded on my laptop? Was this from you? I ask because Firefox always updated without interaction from me and all of a sudden, I start getting messages that were NOT from Firefox saying my browser was out of date, and the link did not name any connections I am familiar with. Today, I wasn't able to back out of the message like I was earlier in the week. Today, it downloaded and forced a reboot without my permission.

Legendary Contributor

Re: What is Funnelcake?

Sorry to hear that, I don't know what funnelcake is (in the software sense).

You could check the Windows Control Panel, Programs and Features, to see whether you can remove it there. You can click the header on the install date column to find the most recently installed programs.

You also may want to supplement your regular security software with some of the free scanning and cleanup tools listed in this support article: Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware.

Finally, sometimes cleaning and uninstalling leaves behind an add-on, particularly an extension. You can dsable nonessential or unrecognized extensions on the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a
  • orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons

In the left column, click Extensions. Then, if in doubt, disable.

Usually a link will appear above at least one disabled extension to restart Firefox. You can complete your work on the tab and click one of the links as the last step.

Hope that helps.

Legendary Contributor

Re: What is Funnelcake?

Sorry for the alarm -- actually, here's an old thread on a special funnelcake release in mid-2012: (Weird Build) funnel cake + mozilla11 on all builds.

Site Moderator

Re: What is Funnelcake?

certain firefox downloads get designated as funnelcake builds by mozilla for metrics gathering purposes... this should not related to pop-ups advertising false updates. can you provide a screenshot of such a popup?