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    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.
    "Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals and brings out a weapon for its work." Isaiah 54:16

    "Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, 'Lest the Hebrews make themselves swords or spears.'" 1 Samuel 13: 19

    "Each of the builders had his sword strapped at his side while he built." Nehemiah 4:17-18

    "Let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." Luke 22:35-38

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    When I click the link, it goes to a discussion of AR-style pistols. I think that you have a problem. Is the link OK for everyone else?
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    Go here and check.
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    What version are you using? You can check in the Help/About and click check for updates. You can control by settings whether the downloads occur automatically or you must give permission. You can force Firefox to tell you when a site attempts to redirect to another page:

    Tools->Options->Advanced->General and check the box to apply.


    Check in Tools->Options->Advanced->Update and make your selection there.

    The latest:
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    The current version should be 47.0.1. I was also sent to another site in a tab that opened to update Firefox. It happened at least twice to me while on this site and exclusively on this site. The topic varied and was not specific to a certain one. If you want another reason not to trust this site or the new owners there's a big one.

    It was several different address that was referenced for the (bogus) download. I reported it at least once to Firefox under the <help> tab, "Report deceptive site."
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    I have v. 47.0.1.
    "Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals and brings out a weapon for its work." Isaiah 54:16

    "Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, 'Lest the Hebrews make themselves swords or spears.'" 1 Samuel 13: 19

    "Each of the builders had his sword strapped at his side while he built." Nehemiah 4:17-18

    "Let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." Luke 22:35-38

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    Another well known one like this is the Adobe update. Only update from their site.
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    ^^^I get hit with the Adobe 'invitation' sometimes, too. But not here.
    "Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals and brings out a weapon for its work." Isaiah 54:16

    "Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, 'Lest the Hebrews make themselves swords or spears.'" 1 Samuel 13: 19

    "Each of the builders had his sword strapped at his side while he built." Nehemiah 4:17-18

    "Let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." Luke 22:35-38

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    Flash is updated sometimes a couple times a week which makes it difficult to keep current.
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    They also include McAfee Security Scan anti-virus software and it too will indicate needing updating. You can avoid McAfee in the middle column when downloading Flash by un-checking the include box under "Optional Offer".
    Note: Flash will delete the associated installation files immediately after an installation. You might want to make a copy before execution of the file.


    Current release notes and download option:
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    Extended releases and older versions (public ftp sites from Mozilla):
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    It is still a scary thought as to how close we came to having Hillary Clinton as president of the USA.

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    Those update notices can come up at random times while you're using FF. The thread you were on makes no difference. What is troubling, however, is the link you were sent to. I don't recognize it and it doesn't come up on Google, either. I'm not willing to click the link just for curiosity's sake.

    Keep your antiviruse up to date. Keep using noscript and adblock plus.

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