Did any other Firefox users recently get a pop-up for a "Critical Firefox Update" -- Download Now?

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It's not obvious that it comes from Mozilla, and I'm reluctant to click on it.
in WikiTree Tech by Dennis Barton G2G6 Pilot (378k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
I use Firefox. But in trying to correct an ongoing problem, I deleted Firefox and reinstalled it just yesterday. Try searching "Critical Firefox Update" with the date from the pop-up. You should get some hits whether it's bogus or not. You can also not click the pop up, but update Firefox in the usual fashion
Thanks.  I was having a few minor problems earlier today which, I guess, opened my mind to the possibility of a legitimate update.  I do get hits when I Google the topic, but none of them are all that recent, and I'm running Ver 51.0.1, which Firefox says is the latest version.  So I just closed the browser and reopened, and I suppose life will go on.
Sounds like you need to turn on your pop-up blocker!  :)
It is on!  I probably didn't use the correct terminology.  This sucker was a full-screen window with a bright orange background and a very authentic and detailed looking Firefox logo, and it completely replaced the window I already had open in that tab.
I've fallen for all sorts of tricks such as "Your video player will not play this video, install this one (click here) to get all the features...blah, blah, blah" and then having adware to deal with in the aftermath.  It's always easier looking at that stuff in hindsight.

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Firefox recently had some problems,They did send me a large list of

revisions ,i installed them,and now Firefox is working.To make sure you

receive those revisions,contact them directly.You can contact them on

Google.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (914k points)
Thanks.  Please see my answer to Anne's note above.  I think I will be contented with just using the normal update process through the menu.

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