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Urgent Firefox Upgrade virus

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This popped up while surfing on ebay and also pandora. Tries to install firefox-patch.js file from khadacitylinkexpress.org Please notify support! See attached screen shot.

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

So you are getting a random name website page claiming to have a so called urgent update for Firefox and a prompt to download a fake firefox-patch.js file?. The random name of the website alone should raise a flag that it was not legit.

This is not from Mozilla or the Firefox web browser. The fake firefox-patch.exe and firefox-patch.js files can install things like trojans, viruses, unwanted software or to download additional stuff onto Windows based on past reports if the user runs them.

The Firefox updates are done internally in Firefox (with a .mar type of file) whether on Windows, Mac OSX or Linux (since Firefox 1.5 almost eleven years ago) or by download from mozilla.org like say www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/

You could try using a adblocker extension like uBlock Origin to block theses fake ads if you keep getting them. https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/

Unfortunately this has gone on for a while now with one or two new sites reported almost everyday. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forums/contributors/712056/

Even if you were to download this firefox-patch.js file it is not a risk unless you were to try and run it.

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

So you are getting a random name website page claiming to have a so called urgent update for Firefox and a prompt to download a fake firefox-patch.js file?. The random name of the website alone should raise a flag that it was not legit.

This is not from Mozilla or the Firefox web browser. The fake firefox-patch.exe and firefox-patch.js files can install things like trojans, viruses, unwanted software or to download additional stuff onto Windows based on past reports if the user runs them.

The Firefox updates are done internally in Firefox (with a .mar type of file) whether on Windows, Mac OSX or Linux (since Firefox 1.5 almost eleven years ago) or by download from mozilla.org like say www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/

You could try using a adblocker extension like uBlock Origin to block theses fake ads if you keep getting them. https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/

Unfortunately this has gone on for a while now with one or two new sites reported almost everyday. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forums/contributors/712056/

Even if you were to download this firefox-patch.js file it is not a risk unless you were to try and run it.

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I received the "Urgent Firefox Update" popup this morning, 2017.01.15, from the following URL:

https://eoxetinforwebradios.org/5231753757765/ee3e6942ce5eb90eacf2e2a2eced3709/bea070493441aefce0429daed7a33522.html

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Are you still wanting people to submit the URLs? I know the previous thread was archived and this one only has a few posts on it.

Here's another one if you're chasing them down: https://yohyagaymentubexxx.org/861550806155/5c702d07f414afa02be48e41f168beba/784531d9f43e3d930f2f04c320f45f8a.html

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jujubee2259 said

Are you still wanting people to submit the URLs? I know the previous thread was archived and this one only has a few posts on it. Here's another one if you're chasing them down:

The long thread that was being used for mentioning sites was auto locked after six months. I still add sites to the list in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forums/contributors/712056 if only to show it is still an annoyance.