While browsing HubPages the past few days, I have been re-directed several times to an official looking page asking me to download an "Urgent Firefox Update."
https://eudorbollywoodkhabri.net/718116 … a7f2b.html
It has only happened to me while on HP, and since the address of the "Firefox" update page has the word "Bollywood" in it, I am quite sure that it is not legitimate.
You are infected. Please proceed to the airlock.
(opens door, casts self out into space)
...but seriously, I've run all the usual virus/malware scans on my PC and it comes up clean. Plus, this site is the only place where I get that redirect.There must be a 'rogue' ad floating around.
Maybe it could just be my end, too, who knows... But there are a few places I've gone to on here where it tries to redirect me but my computer stops it, then saying that the page cannot be displayed, as it won't let me on it. I haven't had a problem on any other sites, either. After a few times, I'm just sticking to avoiding this site for a bit, other than necessities.
So... You're not alone.
I've been getting these screens on other sites, but never on HP. Like you, I've run virus scan and no issues were found. Anyway, wherever this thing comes from, it's not particular to HP.
I've been getting them a lot lately as well. My virus scans never showed. Yesterday, I ran a full scan with my free version of Super Anti Spyware (instead of the quick scan), and it finally found the problem. You might want to download this software to see if it works for you. Website: put a dot com after the name
This sounds like a Browser Hijacker - do you experience the same problems on IE or any other browser?
Yikes! It that's the case, that would suck. I have other browsers on my PC but don't use them much cuz I'm most comfortable w/Firefox.
If I un-install Firefox completely, then use another browser to go to Mozilla and download/re-install the latest Firefox version, do you think that would get rid of the lil' nasty?
Probably not, because it is a Trojan virus that gets into your registry & other files. Try using SuperAntiSpyware.com or another program that will rid your system of the virus
Dude, use Comodo Ice Dragon. Comodo Ice Dragon is based on Firefox, but has Comodo security tweaks and other tweaks making it a faster browser, as fast as Chrome.
Did I mention security? Yeah, Comodo is more secure. It's what they do. It's the browser I use and don't have problems with, anyway.
https://www.comodo.com/home/browsers-to … rowser.php
I've had this bogus screen at least three times, all on different web sites (none of them HP). Taking Country-Sunshine's suggestion, I ran SuperAntiSpyware. It found and eliminated (I hope) a known browser hijacker malware called Delta Toolbar. However, I could find no mention of Delta Toolbar in connection to this "urgent" Firefox update. I did see some commentary that this is probably ad-driven. It seems likely that some infected ad is being served up on various websites.
I don't know if the disabling of Delta Toolbar took care of the problem - there's no way to be sure that won't recur. Since my AVG scan revealed no malware, I would think it's not a virus.
BTW, SuperAntiSpyware seems pretty slow. It's been scanning for over 4 hours now, and is still going.
SuperAntiSpyware is awesome though, it finds things that anti-virus software and other programs don't detect. I'd let it do its thing even if it takes awhile.
I don't recall it taking that long, but perhaps that is because I run it fairly often. A quick scan of my computer takes about 10 minutes, and the complete one about 45 minutes
Sounds like the kind of program you start running right before you go to bed at night, and hope it's done by morning.
I shared before that I ran SuperAntiSpyware and it found and eliminated a browser hijacker called Delta Toolbar. Unfortunately, that did not eliminate the problem. I just got the urgent Firefox upgrade screen again.
Since neither AVG nor SuperAntiSpyware found malware on my computer, I think the hypothesis that this thing is conveyed by some infected ad that is served up to various sites makes sense.
Were you on HP or on a different site when you got it?
Cuz last night I was on the computer for several hours, visiting a couple of different sites, and I never saw the "Firefox Update" thingy ... until I logged onto HP and started looking @ the Q&A section and forums... after only a few minutes, BANG! there it was.
Side note, I'm curious why nobody from the Powers That Be has chimed in on this thread yet. I was under the impression that this was the proper forum to alert them to such things.
People on reddit are complaining of the same thing. If you search for the 'name' of the site you are directed to, you get a lot of chatter about it - there are some suggestions on how to fix - but I haven't investigated and not sure how much I trust these sites.
If this is not resolved I'll research later in the week. Still suspect it's some form of browser hijacker...or a trojan that is hard to get rid of...
Does it come with a bitcoin miner? Try control plus alt plus delete to see if your processor is running at 99 percent.
This just happened to me too, except I didn't have Bollywood in the name.
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