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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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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:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#en-US
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Flash is updated sometimes a couple times a week which makes it difficult to keep current.
https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

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:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/releases/

Extended releases and older versions (public ftp sites from Mozilla):
Directory Listing: /pub/firefox/releases/
 

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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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When I went to this page on this site:

http://www.nationalgunforum.com/semi-auto-handgun-discussion/64009-ar-style-pistols.html

I got forwarded to:

https://rairateara.net/1943088381168/a554b316333b0da16b1d2c5dd9346df3.html

...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.

Example of the overlay display:


Here is my question -- reply and some info:
Can I stop popup dialog boxes ? mozillaZine Forums

The addon:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/behind_the_overlay/
 
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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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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".
 
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