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Danfun64
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:17 pm    Post subject: bumbed onto a shady website that claims to be firefox update Reply with quote

I was looking for some pictures when it redirected me to firefoxupdater(dot)co(dot)cc (careful going there) . The website claimed that my firefox was out of date and wanted me to download a file called ff-update.exe . I didn't download it. It appears that it prompt me to download it twice. After checking that firefox's official update checking thingy, it confirmed that firefox was up to date. Can somebody who has a virtual machine handy check that file for malware?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the post. I've asked to have it checked out.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a fake AV Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Figures. Rolling Eyes

Thanks for checking it Steven.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My pleasure Smile
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