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Fake Firefox Update Pages Push Adware.
Since its’ release on January 21st, the newest version of the Firefox web browser has received a great deal of attention. In just a short time it has achieved over 30 million downloads. Adware pushers are capitalizing on the success of Firefox, packing ad serving software in with the program in an effort to increase their reach.
Purveyors of spyware and adware will try to take advantage of well known programs, illegitimately bundling their software into the install of the popular software. These programs are also commonly referred to as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) whose content is not necessarily malicious, but is almost never wanted by the user. These types of software are often used to collect information about the user without the users’ knowledge or consent.
Threat Center Live Blog: Fake Firefox Update Pages Push Adware
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