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Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert

Do not fall for the misleading Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert because you will end up installing a useless and highly questionable browser extension named “S-N-A 1.0.0.” According to our malware research team, the add-on’s code is clean, but that does not mean that you should let it in. It is possible that schemers behind the fake alert could employ it to record information about you and your virtual activity. We are sure that is not what you want. Although it appears that the scam is specifically designed to attack Mozilla Firefox users, that is just a name it is known by popularly, and it is always possible that the notification could be adjusted depending on the browser. For example, if you operate via Google Chrome, it is possible that you could be introduced to the “Chrome Requires A Manual Update” alert. Needless to say, you should NOT pay attention to random alerts shown via random web pages when it comes to any kinds of updates. Continue reading to get more information and to learn how to remove Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert-related extension.

The webpage representing the Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert is http://britishxcuisine.com/. Despite being reported by malware analysts, it is still active. According to the message on the page, you need to update your browser to protect yourself, block malicious pages, and increase protection against malware. Although this makes sense, you should not pay attention to the update page because the offered installer will NOT update your Mozilla Firefox web browser. Instead, it will install the undesirable extension. According to our research, this description of this extension says: “Simple game snake with javascript.” That means that Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert disguises an installer of a useless add-on as a critically important update. Even if the add-on was harmless or even beneficial, you could not trust it because this method of distribution is truly disturbing. So, how were you routed to the page representing the fake alert? There is a possibility that you need to remove malware that is somehow responsible for redirecting to it. However, it is most likely that you clicked the wrong link or pop-up or visited the wrong website. Hopefully, this has not led to the silent installation of additional malware that must be deleted.

The misleading Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert can go full-screen to prevent you from closing the scam page, but you should have no trouble returning to normal mode. If you are not quick enough to close the page – which you might be stopped from doing by random password-requesting pop-ups – you can close the browser altogether. The next time you open the browser, you should not have to deal with the scam anymore. Of course, if you have installed the S-N-A 1.0.0 extension, you cannot forget about it. This extension might seem harmless, as you will not notice it at all, but it can record information, and so you want to delete it as soon as possible. You also want to inspect your operating system to check if you do not need to think about any other threat. Download and install a legitimate and, most important, up-to-date malware scanner to inspect the system. Without a doubt, you must remove every threat that is found.

Once you close the page representing Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert, there are several things you need to do. If you downloaded the “update,” you need to remove an extension. Then, you need to clear the browsing data. You need to do this even if the extension was not let in. If other threats exist, you want to eliminate them also. What if you cannot do it manually? That is no problem at all because you can install an anti-malware program. Why should you install it? First of all, it will automatically delete Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert-related add-on and malicious data-trackers. Second, it will erase anything else that needs it. Third, it will reinstate protection against malware. Finally, it will protect you against malicious webpages representing scams. If you have questions about the removal process or the scam itself, note that you can communicate with us via the comments section right below.

Removal Instructions

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Simultaneously tap keys Ctrl+Shift+A.
  3. Remove the extension named S-N-A 1.0.0.
  4. Simultaneously tap keys Ctrl+Shift+Delete.
  5. Choose the time range and the data boxes.
  6. Click Clear Now and restart the browser.
  7. Run a full system scan to check for malware.
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