Avg general error while updating
That is at least how it works on Linux and Mac and I would assume that it is not different on Windows. So it looks that your security software doesn't like the newly downloaded Firefox update.
I have AVG set to autoupdate and I'm pretty sure it's the newest version.
AVG just remotely checked my computer..I have no virus and to check with FIREFOX for the "location" of what's being flagged as possible identity theft. They said that an update in a couple of days to avg "Identity theft" should fix the issue.. ''''' C:\PROGRAM FILES (x86)MOZILLA FIREFOX\UPDATED\FIREFOX. EXE''''' Looks like Malware to me! ------------------ First, Firefox updates are 'packaged' in a '''.mar''' file, not an '''''.exe''''' file.
Microsoft Security Essentials is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one. Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article. Second, Mozilla wouldn't have created that '''\UPDATED\''' folder in that location - period.
hi, if it is a genuine firefox update (and it looks like it based on the folder path), this is likely a false positive detection - please check up with avast because most av vendors have a streamlined way to flag such false positives...
I found that AVG was always a few days 'behind the curve' in updating their product with Firefox releases and didn't handle the pre-release versions properly, IMO - so I switched to Avira in 2011.
Update '''.mar''' files would have gone to the /App Data/Local/Mozilla/'''updates'''/ ''and a few folder levels deeper'' - ''note the "s" and the folder name being lower-case not all caps''. Firefox creates the updated folder after an update has been downloaded and prepared for applying on the next start and copy the new version from the updated folder to the main Firefox program folder.
------------------ You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software: * [ Safety Scanner] * [ Malware Bytes' Anti-Malware] * [ Anti-Rootkit Utility - TDSSKiller] * [ Adw Cleaner] (for more info, see this [ alternate Adw Cleaner download page]) * [ Hitman Pro] * [ ESET Online Scanner] [ Microsoft Security Essentials] is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one. Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article. That is at least how it works on Linux and Mac and I would assume that it is not different on Windows. So it looks that your security software doesn't like the newly downloaded Firefox update.When 'Uninstall' is chosen, after a while, it would come up with the message : 'Uninstallation failed. All your user-settings and all files related to AVG will be removed forcefully by this tool.]]