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Fake Urgent Update from Mozilla

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I have pasted a FAKE urgent update from Mozilla. It's a 'phishing' attempt which I ignored.

YOU SHOULD, TOO!

I have pasted a FAKE urgent update from Mozilla. It's a 'phishing' attempt which I ignored. YOU SHOULD, TOO!
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DannyBoy1951 said

I have pasted a FAKE urgent update from Mozilla. It's a 'phishing' attempt which I ignored.

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 random name of the websites alone should raise a flag that it was not legit.

The Firefox updates have not changed as they 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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You were right to report this.

For the last five months, an epidemic of Fake Update Notices have been popping up all over the place. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/i-found-fake-firefox-update

You were right to report this. For the last five months, an epidemic of '''Fake Update Notices''' have been popping up all over the place. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/i-found-fake-firefox-update
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DannyBoy1951 said

I have pasted a FAKE urgent update from Mozilla. It's a 'phishing' attempt which I ignored.

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 random name of the websites alone should raise a flag that it was not legit.

The Firefox updates have not changed as they 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.

''DannyBoy1951 [[#question-1143725|said]]'' <blockquote> I have pasted a FAKE urgent update '''from Mozilla'''. It's a 'phishing' attempt which I ignored. </blockquote> '''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 random name of the websites alone should raise a flag that it was not legit. The Firefox updates have not changed as they 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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