spam, phish, etc

Talk about stuff specific to the site -- bugs, suggestions, and of course praise welcome.

Post Posted July 6th, 2016, 3:58 pm

About once a day for the last week or so, I've been getting an email asking me to download an "urgent update" for Firefox. It looks thoroughly irregular to me, and I've never touched it. I assume I'm not the only person affected by this, and I wish Firefox had an easier way to notify them in case of fraud, but I suppose I'm out of luck.
Nicholas Clifford


User avatar
Posts: 27435
Joined: June 18th, 2003, 3:07 pm
Location: Made in Canada

Post Posted July 6th, 2016, 4:47 pm

This is not a email but a Ad popup websites that some Windows users are getting. They generally change to another couple sites after a day.

Mozilla the company that make Firefox is aware of the urgent update sites serving a fake firefox-patch.exe however it is uncertain on the real cause of it and fix at moment. Not the first time this fake Firefox updates sites have existed as the fake Firefox patches in Nov/Dec 2015 was installing a ransomware for anybody who ran the .exe on Windows.

Also MozillaZine Site Discussion is for discussing stuff as desktop Firefox related posts go in however you need to create and log into an account.


User avatar
Posts: 19761
Joined: December 7th, 2004, 8:51 pm
Location: Indiana

Post Posted July 6th, 2016, 5:01 pm

Help -> Submit Feedback. <-- you'd probably be best posting in the mozilla.general web group
Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he eats for a lifetime.
I like poetry, long walks on the beach and poking dead things with a stick.
Please do not PM me for personal support. Keep posts here in the Forums instead and we all learn.

Return to MozillaZine Site Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests