Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert

What is Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert?

If you are one of a bunch of Mozilla Firefox users, you might encounter Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert. This is another scam coming from the domain  Even though it has already been reported, it is still working, so you might find it on your screen one day. We have to admit that it does look like a genuine warning shown by Mozilla Firefox, but that is all about it. In reality, it is completely fake, so do not believe a single word the message opened to you contains. Instead, close it and make sure it does not appear on your screen ever again. Researchers who have tested this scam say that the fake warning opened to users might go full-screen. In such a case, it might be quite tricky to close it. Luckily, there is a solution to the problem. Open Task Manager and kill your browser’s (firefox.exe) process. This action will close it, but it does not mean that it will not appear on your screen again. If you see it because you have malicious software installed on your computer, there is basically no doubt that it will be opened to you again very soon. In such a case, you will get rid of Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert only by finding and erasing that malicious application from your system fully. In most cases, it turns out that some kind of advertising-supported application (adware) is the one showing fake alerts.testtesttest

What does Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert do?

Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert tries to convince users that there is a crucial update they must install available. Users are told that “the update is required to ensure that you are protected on the Internet.” Even though the message contains a Mozilla Firefox logo and looks very convincing, we can guarantee that it is completely fake. Consequently, clicking the Install now button it contains is a very bad idea. If you still do that, you might install untrustworthy software on your computer. Research conducted by specialists working at has shown that Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert promotes a useless browser extension S-N-A. It claims to be a “simple game snake with javascript.” It can access your data on websites you visit, display notifications to you, access browser tabs, and access browser activity, so we highly recommend that you disable it right away if you have already discovered it installed. What else our researchers have observed is that this scam might open a small pop-up window requiring a Username and Password. Do not enter any details because they might be recorded and then disclosed to third parties. According to our specialists, the chances are high that the main purpose of this scam is to collect information about users.

Where does Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert come from?

Researchers say that Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert might come as a redirect. That is, you might see it because you are redirected to the domain showing it. Also, it might be displayed on your screen as a pop-up. In some cases, it is enough to close the web browser and not to visit suspicious websites ever again to get rid of it; however, if you keep seeing the fake alert on your screen, you will, most probably, need to erase malicious software from your computer to make it gone. It is very likely that it is an advertising-supported application (adware). It is hard to say how it has slithered onto your computer, but adware programs are usually spread bundled with other programs and, because of this, they manage to infiltrate users’ computers unnoticed.

How to delete Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert

Close Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert immediately if it ever appears on your screen. If it reappears, you should delete all suspicious programs from your computer – check Control Panel first. Then, it would be smart to reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings. If you have clicked the Install now button located on the fake alert opened to you, you will also need to get rid of the extension S-N-A 1.0.0. It should be gone after you reset your browser, but you should still check the add-ons list after you do that. You can also clean your system with an antimalware scanner instead.

Remove Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert

Delete suspicious applications

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select untrustworthy software and click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista/8/8.1/10

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Type Control Panel and press Enter.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the untrustworthy program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Press Alt+H.
  3. Select Troubleshooting information from the Help menu.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm the reset by clicking Refresh Firefox again. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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