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Old 03-21-2017, 09:13 PM   #1
Andrew B.
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Default Fake Firefox security update

From within Firefox a message appeared that asked if I wanted to install a Firefox security update. I was almost tempted but I decided to do the wise thing and refuse. But before I could Firefox popped up a message that it had just prevented a site from installing software on my computer. And maybe that really was Firefox.

I don't know for sure but it sure looks like an attempt to attack my computer.

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Old 03-22-2017, 09:23 AM   #2
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I've seen a reference to that recently either on the Norton Forums or on CIS.


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Old 03-22-2017, 12:30 PM   #3
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I've read about both fake FF and fake Flash updates. This sort of thing is one reason that I turn off automatic updates because I then know that any sort of update message is not likely to be legitimate.

Do you use an adblocker? If I'm remembering correctly, in the posts I've read about it on other forums the users were not using an adblocker.

Glad it didn't get installed...

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