PATCH.JS for Firefox IS MALWARE
3/15/2017 - Optimized for Firefox 51.0.1
BACKGROUND - You keep getting a pop-up to install an urgent patch to Firefox, patch.js
THIS IS MALWARE - DO NOT CLICK NOR INSTALL IT
FIREFOX NEVER ADVERTISES UPDATES IN A POPUP.
NEVER install software from pop-ups - go to the real source and see
if there is a real upate, for example: www.firefox.com
why am i getting a firefox-patch.js from yiomolibertyreserve.org?? is this legit??
This is malware. Firefox does not update using such a method.
This, firefox-patch.js, is malware. Firefox does not update using such a method.
See Update Firefox to the latest version
Using a blocker such as "ublock origin" may help prevent such problems
I AM USING POPUP BLOCKER: ublock-origin
If you have downloaded and clicked on or run such malware please
post back for further advice: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1132012
P.S. Please also see: I found a fake Firefox update
and Read this answer, # 899677, in context
can I stop the firefox-patch.js? - Firefox Support Forum - Mozilla Support
Hi, yes you are right, it's a fake update designed to infect you with malware
which we have seen a lot of recently!
NEVER EVER click on anything like that! Please see the article - I found a
fake Firefox update
If you are in any doubt about the authenticity of update pop-ups etc.,
it's always best to ignore them and check for yourself by opening the
(Firefox) 3-bar menu
> Help (question mark at bottom right)
> About Firefox.
you can press the Alt key to bring up the main menu bar
> About Firefox.
More - Update Firefox to the latest version.
A possible workaround that seems to work for some, is to install an ad-blocker,
such as -
Or, but this may be less effective:
I AM USING ublock-origin for Firefox - 9/4/2016
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