Users' questions

Is Firefox update a virus?

Is Firefox update a virus?

The “Firefox Update Center” page is a social engineering attack that displays a fake message stating that you need to update your browser. However if you click on the “Update” button, rather than downloading an update for your browser, you will install a malicious program on your computer.

Does Firefox have malware protection?

Firefox contains built-in Phishing and Malware Protection to help keep you safe online. This feature also warns you if you download files that are detected as malware.

Is there a way to manually update Firefox?

A manual update will still let Firefox download an update but it won’t install it until you restart Firefox. Here’s how to set it up: Click the menu button , click Help and select About Firefox. The About Mozilla Firefox window will open. Firefox will begin checking for updates and downloading them automatically.

Is it safe to use an older version of Firefox?

No matter which browser you use, make sure you’re using the latest version. Up-to-date browsers protect you from viruses, security breaches and hacks. Older versions of browsers may be vulnerable to attacks and security holes. Firefox engineers have been known to ship a security update within a day of learning of a vulnerability.

Is the Mozilla Firefox browser compatible with Windows?

Firefox is for everyone Available in over 90 languages, and compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux machines, Firefox works no matter what you’re using or where you are. Make sure your operating system is up to date for the best experience.

What happens when I update my browser to new version?

Most major browsers update automatically, which means that when a new version is available, your system will download and install it for you. So that’s one less thing you have to worry about keeping on top of. First find out which version of your browser you’re on.