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Suspicious update popup "peemoteenfidelity.net"
While browsing around some websites I visit on a daily basis, I had a window present itself as a "firefox-Patch" (See attached picture). This popup did not show itself on youtube as the picture might suggest, I only noticed it while on youtube after checking my email and looking up a couple parts for my business. No email attachments were opened and the parts website is a website I visit everyday, multiple times a day. I did not interact with the popup, instead I closed it and ran a couple antivirus scans for good measure, nothing was detected.
I dont know how I got to the link below but it is the full webpage for the fake popup. Im only providing this for posterity sake.
DO NOT CLICK THE LINK as it is most likely a SCAM.
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No it is not legit. The fake updates exe can install things like trojans, viruses or unwanted software based on past reports.
The desktop Firefox is not just for Windows as it is for Mac OSX and Linux also so .exe would not be an effective way to send out Firefox updates. The updates are done internally in Firefox (with a .mar file) during automatic and check for updates or by download from mozilla.org like say www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/
Even if Mozilla were to use .exe for Firefox updates on Windows, they would be serving them from a *.mozilla.org url and not from random websites with weird names.
There was actually a 47.0.1 update on June 28 https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/47.0.1/releasenotes/ however it is not a automatic update and will be for those who manually check for Firefox updates in Help or by download at mozilla.org or www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/
Report fake Firefox updates sites like this as "distributing modified Firefox/malware" at https://www.mozilla.org/legal/fraud-report/ (url is at bottom of many mozilla.org sites) and Google may block if reported enough at https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/ which can be accessed by Help > Report Web Forgery in Firefox.