It’s happened twice in the past week. I suddenly get redirected to a almost blank screen claiming a possible security intrusion was detected. Then this dramatic bar graph showing scanning progress. Then finally it offers a Firefox “security” patch. I exit my browser and clear my cache ASAP. Scares the absolute crap out of me.
My bullshit meter is off the scale on this one. Firefox automatically updates itself all the time. Why would they suddenly go for the dramatics of a bar graph showing “a security scan’s” progress? That’s 15 years out of date programming. Modern software doesn’t show bar graphs while updating or scanning anymore.
I had something similar last week but in Chrome. While navigating within a page I use often I was suddenly confronted with several windows warning of attempts to infect my PC and networks and steal passwords. I shut down everything with task manager and scanned the PC but found nothing. However I couldn’t get Chrome to reopen. Not from the task bar, the desktop or the folder. So I switched everything off, rebooted, had no luck again and deleted Chrome and did a fresh install. All has been normal since.
Prior to the incident I think I had done all my usual malware, virus and tuning stuff either one or two days before.