‘CRITICAL FIREFOX UPDATE’

August 25, 2017 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment

IT ISN’T.  You were cruising Yahoo and you didn’t have javascript blocked.  NOTICE that this is a javascript file you have ‘requested to download’.

 

Never take a Firefox Update from Yahoo.  To check to see if your version of Mozilla Firefox is current, go to the ‘hamburger menu’ [three lines stacked on one another], click, go to help, go to about.  If your version of Firefox isn’t current it will automatically update.

 

Any other method should be regarded as suspect.  Even if you’re almost positive that the ‘update’ is genuine it cannot possibly hurt to double check.  If you don’t the results vary from minor inconvenience (removing all apps and starting fresh, getting them back one by one) to quite conceivably ushering in a virus or rootkit.

 

These attempts are becoming more and more frequent.  Good luck.

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