ALERT: Fake Firefox & Chrome Update JS file

ALERT! There are some sites, including Yahoo.com that have popups that look very convincing to immediately download a Critical Firefox or Chrome update. Then a download box appears with an option to run or save the update named somefilename.js. Again, it looks really legit, but it is not!

  1. The download box will never just automatically appear at legitimate sites, you would have to click to start the download in most cases.
  2. Real browser updates are .exe files, never .js - that is a javascript that will most likely install something very bad into your browser.
  3. Check the URL (www .xxx .com) Chrome is google.com and Firefox is mozilla.org 

These simple things to watch for will always save you in the end.

 

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