On 30 August 2023, when opening Mozilla the second time in a day, a pop up window emerged asking whether I allow Mozilla to make changes on my hard drive (or: hardware - … (閱讀更多)
On 30 August 2023, when opening Mozilla the second time in a day, a pop up window emerged asking whether I allow Mozilla to make changes on my hard drive (or: hardware - I cannot remember now) due to the updates.
I clicked yes, as otherwise Mozilla would not work, then an opening site appeared about the new features of the update, and talking about the possibility of the VPN service.
It seems that now I am working on the latest version of Mozilla released first on 29 August 2023 - 117.0. When checking in the settings, the date of the installation was also 29 August and not 30 August.
This made me puzzled, why I got this pop out window only on 30th, and in addition only after the second usage of the browser (however, when checking in my comp settings, the update of Mozilla is dated 30 August 2023)... In addition, as never before I have seen Mozilla asking for making hard drive changes, I got worried whether it was not a kind of virus or other malware pretending to be Mozilla.
Could you please confirm whether the pop-out window asking for the changes to hard drive was indeed just Mozilla asking for valid changes? I am very worried I got a malware on my computer, although the antivirus scan does not show anything.
I have asked some friends and they had the actualization automatically done without this pop-out window.
I have checked some online discussions and verified in the properties that Mozilla is NOT allowed to run as administrator. Also, the "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" was also unchecked.
Thank you in advance for your answer!