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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy 22/308 View Post
    When I went to this page on this site:

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    I got forwarded to:

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    ...inviting me to download an Urgent Firefox Update. This is durn suspicious and smells of hacking. I updated Firefox yesterday, btw. Hope this isn't bad news.
    Hey andy! I ran into this same link the other day. It appeared out of nowhere and I think it may have been delivered by an advertisement (hidden malware). I looked through my web history to see which webpage I was on before I was forwarded to this page. It was on 07/03/2016 around 09:50 EDT. I then got an alert that a virus had been found a few days later and it looks like it showed up on 07/03/16. Just wanted to give you a heads up and see if you know which page you were on when you got redirected? Also be sure to run a virus scan.

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    I would not update from a NON-Mozilla site.

    Also -- I just learned about this today. I posted a question on Mozillazine regard stopping delayed popups. They usually say something like "Don't miss another great sale...". The ad is not a dedicated window so AdblockerPlus does not prevent them -- they are called Overlays. Someone told me to try this addon. It won't stop them but should prevent them after the first one. It is a Firefox addon and will provide a button for the toolbar so when you get the first Overlay -- click the button to dismiss it from that page. Then they should not appear again -- unless you delete your cache, settings, etc (like I do). But If I only have to click it once per session that's find with me. I have not tried it on a Smart Phone but should also work.

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    Here is my question -- reply and some info:
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    In my life I have learned that very few things are urgent, especially in this day and time. Even if the police are sitting outside bellowing on a bull horn and a chopper is in the air, it still might not be urgent. The surest way to get me to slow way down, or even stop, is to insist that going forward is urgent, or that even stopping is urgent. Still better to go slow or stop.

    Something popping up on my computer declaring a state of urgency is not urgent. Since I don't click on questionable links I encounter very little urgency in that area.



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    You aren't getting any of these on the the forum right?

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    i have not seen them here........
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    Admin -- no, I have not seen any on this forum but some links may go to sites that use them.


    You can update Firefox by selecting from the toolbar -- Help/About Firefox and in the box click "Check for updates".
    Last edited by wittmeba; 03-29-2017 at 09:07 AM.
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