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Windows 7: A question about a Firefox popup

20 Aug 2016   #1
Nelson35

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A question about a Firefox popup

I keep getting this popup (see pic) when I'm at zynga dot Com playing Farmvile 2. I'll be in the middle of a game and it will just load up out of the blue. I already have the latest version of Firefox installed.




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20 Aug 2016   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I've been using Firefox for 6 or 8 years and have never had that popup---or any popup at all, as far as I can recall.

However, you are not alone. You might want to wade through these links:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...pe=&as_rights=
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20 Aug 2016   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Zinga dot Com is a known source for malware - if you visit you have to expect these problems This is not a Mozilla screen but a malware produced one following any links here is not something you want to do
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20 Aug 2016   #4
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

Yep.
I agree with @Barman58.

Whatever you do, do not click on any links.
If you have done so and/or to be extra careful, especially if you are seeing similar popups under other circumstances, you might want to get a bit of expert help checking the system for malware.
Gaming sites and other "P2P" services are a good way to get infected.
I don't know what you're running for real-time security.
So you may want to beef up your security defenses.

MM
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20 Aug 2016   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Every now and then I get one of those popups using Firefox.
I just close them. I have never ticked to update because I know my Firefox is already updated.
I got those popups from the Windstream (my I.S.P) website for about a week. I presume they fixed it because it no longer pops up.
I have run all kinds of scans afterwards and found nothing; but I do recommend running security scans to make sure.

Jack
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20 Aug 2016   #6
Nelson35

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks everybody for the advice. I've never clicked on the link either cause I knew I was up to date and it just looked fishy. I actually e-mailed zynga twice and showed them the screen and they told me to either update my browser or try using Chrome.
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20 Aug 2016   #7
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The domain shown in your screenshot doesn't seem to exist. Personally I would never click those download buttons but instead copy the URL into a text document to see what it is. Additionally use "Inspect Element" to get the link.

Test pop-up blocker here:

Test your pop-up blocker here.
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20 Aug 2016   #8
ignatzatsonic

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Thanks for that link, Callender.

I'm using Pale Moon, a fork of Firefox. It passed about 25 of the 27 tests at your link. I'm wondering if any browser will pass all 27?
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20 Aug 2016   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
The domain shown in your screenshot doesn't seem to exist.
Which begs the question of how the website was displayed.

Most of the ".net" URLs, in these recent threads did not exist on the day that the post was made:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1129758

https://community.norton.com/en/foru...ox-despite-nis

Some crawler seems to have harvested the URLs and registered some of the domains within a day or two.
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20 Aug 2016   #10
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Thanks for that link, Callender.

I'm using Pale Moon, a fork of Firefox. It passed about 25 of the 27 tests at your link. I'm wondering if any browser will pass all 27?
Actually none of my browser pass 7 and 8 but using Cyberfox tweaked quite a bit and with Noscript security suite and another cross browser program (can't mention the program as forum rules don't allow discussion of such software) - it does indeed pass all tests.

If you like try installing the Noscript Security Suite and enable/ disable on an as and whenn needed basis. In other words there's mostly no need to worry when browsing trusted sites unless they've been compromised by malicious adverts/ flash banners.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ddon/noscript/

Can simply allow scripts for trusted domains to make things a little easier.
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