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    Firefox - fake update website - from Youtube pop up ads.

    I know there's a few problems with Firefox in Windows 8 and am waiting for an update, today I get a Firefox window show up saying there's a new update for Windows 8... which I've been expecting as I keep getting random black bars in FF since the windows 8 update. I've checked FF's website numerous times for a fix and today I thought wonderful the update is finally available and being the cautious person I am I looked at the URL before continuing and the URL was this:

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    http://www.update-browser.org/Firefox/
    and not mozilla!

    The real Firefox site is: mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/


    Make sure you pay attention for junk websites like "update-browser.org"!


    The message on update-browser.org says:
    Outdated Browser Detected


    You are currently using - Firefox 25
    Please Update The Latest Version Of Firefox (Recommended)
    Terms of Service
    Your browser is currently out of date. It is very important to keep your browser up-to-date for your own safety and security, and that of your computer.
    There are many different sorts of security threats that you can be subject to when you're browsing the web: identity theft, phishing sites, viruses, trojans, spyware, adware, and other sorts of malware.
    Many browser updates will be issued to combat just these problems.
    Thank you for choosing to download one of the free software from our servers. This website is designed to provide easy access to downloads of a variety of useful free open source software. We also partner with 3rd parties to offer toolbars and other tools (“Toolbars”) for download to our users. We will refer to the Toolbars and the other related services we provide as the “Services”. We are aware of the trust you place in us and our responsibility to protect your privacy. As part of this responsibility, we provide this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to let you know what information we collect, how we use it, share it and protect it.

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    Hahaha, I wasn't running any virus protection in my computer last week and Youtube went really weird, the video looked as if it was placed on another site, the ads behind didn't seem to appear to fit correctly on the page.

    Have you had problems since updating to 8.1 or all the time with 8? I've been running 8 since it was released and FF had scrolling problems but that was it, everything else seemed fine. Updating the new coomputer to 8.1 tonight.

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    Sorry yeah 8.1 update, not Windows 8, I'm having one of those days!

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    Did read you had a Fujitsu laptop, there have been quite a few new drivers popping up on their sites, UK, US and Pac often have different drivers and the Pac one now has a section for 8.1 which is handy.

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