Firefox 48 To Get Expanded Protection Against Unwanted And Uncommon Downloads

 

Mozilla, as well as Chrome and Safari, use Google’s “Safe Browsing” service, which warns users about potentially dangerous software on the web. Mozilla announced that starting with the next version of Firefox (48), its browser will be able to block both “potentially unwanted software” and “uncommon downloads.”

Read the entire article here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/firefox-48-unwanted-uncommo...

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That's good news. Lately, I

That's good news. Lately, I have been getting a couple of sites I visit hijacked by a pop up that looks like a Firefox page and wants me to download and install firefox-patch.js. If you look at the URLs, which keep changing, they are from non-Mozilla sources.

Do you use NoScript and

Do you use NoScript and Adblock Plus extensions?

Becoming

somerville wrote:

That's good news. Lately, I have been getting a couple of sites I visit hijacked by a pop up that looks like a Firefox page and wants me to download and install firefox-patch.js. If you look at the URLs, which keep changing, they are from non-Mozilla sources.

Becoming a major problem. Here is what Mozilla Support says about it:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1132012#answer-8...

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This!

chewbacca wrote:

Do you use NoScript and Adblock Plus extensions?

The best defense against crap installing on your computer. It also saves an amazing amount of bandwidth.

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Re: 48

I've used the freeware version of Spyware Blaster for years.
It protects all the major browsers and is easy to use.

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Thanks

I just checked and version 48 has been released.

Nothing Feels Soooo Good As

Being Bleeding Edge!

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