Alright, the other day I was redirected from the Minecraft Forums homepage to a new web address. This new page was a Firefox update, and told me that I needed to update my Firefox web browser. Now, this didn't seem strange at all, because I often do not update when I should. I skimmed over the page quickly however, and noticed that the word "required" was mispelled. This seemed kind of strange, considering I have never seen a typo in any of Mozilla's work. That's when I felt that something didn't seem right about the entire situation at all. I wasn't sure exactly what it was, but I knew for sure that I did not want to update my Firefox at that moment, because I did not trust it.
I made a wise decision. Once again, I was redirected to this page the next day. I ignored it. Again, it happened at a later time (I do not recall when exactly). However, this last time, it did not load entirely. The page stopped loading and remained a white screen, and my antivirus software "Avast!" gave me an alert saying that it had blocked a malicious fake update. "I knew it!" I exclaimed to myself. I did nothing about it, because Avast! had me covered. It happened again today, and Avast! caught it yet again.
At this point, I figured I should probably do something about it. Here I am, doing that exact thing. I am warning all Firefox users (and any other browser users because it may disguise itself as your browser!) not to agree to update with any of these random redirection update pages. I am also hoping that a member of the Minecraft Forum staff can do something about this, as it appears to be coming through the Minecraft Forum website itself.
Want the Link to the fake update?
If any are interested, I have the link to the fake update saved. Pm me if you wish to have it for whatever reason. I will warn you that it may very likely contain malicious content intent on harming your computer/network. The result of you accepting the link is entirely due to your consent, and I can not be held accountable for any problems that may arise because of your actions. Thank you.