Do you know what FF AntiVirus Save is?
According to the latest information, FF AntiVirus Save is first introduced to users as a fake security alert warning about a necessary update for the Mozilla Firefox browser. The notification has the logo of the Firefox browser, and it pushes to install an update that comes in the form of an extension. That is the first sign that you have been exposed to a scam. If you are ever forced to install an extension – and it does not matter which browser you are working on – you need to leave the download page and scan the operating system for malware. We suggest doing that right away because you want to understand what is going on. In the best case scenario, you will not need to remove FF AntiVirus Save-related malware, but that does not mean that you are safe. We strongly recommend reading this report to learn all about the scam, as well as how to delete malware and protect the operating system in the future.
How were you introduced to the bogus “Firefox requires a manual update” alert? Most likely, you clicked the wrong button/link or visited the wrong website. Tech-support scams and security alert scams are very common nowadays, and a few other examples include “Virus Alert From Microsoft,” “ISP Has Blocked Your PC,” or “Google Security Warning.” All of these were created by schemers, and they are meant to push victims into acting in a certain way. In many cases, victims are asked to call bogus helpline numbers, so that schemers could extract sensitive information or gain remote access to the operating system. In the case of the FF AntiVirus Save scam, victims are pushed to install an unreliable extension. Researchers report that at least two different kinds of extensions – FF AntiVirus Save and FF Guarded Searching – can be distributed using a bogus Firefox update alert. It was also found that the add-on could be spread via malicious sites (e.g., guardedsearchingext.xyz). In either case, if any extension was downloaded, it must be deleted immediately.
When installing the bogus FF AntiVirus extension, you might be introduced to a notification indicating that the extension can access all data on the sites you visit and access all browser tabs after installation. This is another red flag that some users might notice. Unfortunately, some users might be unable to escape the misleading update warning because it could evade simple actions by the user to close the page, and it could also be shown in full-screen. Due to this, some users might install the fake update even if they do not really want to do it. Once installed, FF AntiVirus Save can collect information and showcase misleading advertisements to trick user into visiting other unreliable websites or interacting with scams. Overall, although the update alert suggests that you must install it “to ensure that you are protected on the Internet,” trusting it would be a mistake.
What can you do if the FF AntiVirus Save installer is represented in full-screen, and you cannot close the window? You can tap keys Ctrl+Alt+Delete and select “Start Task Manager.” Once you do that, go to the Processes list, and end the process that represents the corrupted browser. After that, once you relaunch the browser, the notification should not be shown to you anymore. Next, you should clear the browsing data to ensure that your browser is clean. Of course, if you installed the extension already, you need to remove it ASAP. Deleting FF AntiVirus Save should not be hard, and you can use the instructions below to learn how to do it; however, you can also install an anti-malware program to get rid of the threat automatically. This is recommended because of the full-time protection this program produces as well.
Remove FF AntiVirus Save
- Launch Mozilla Firefox.
- Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A keys and go to Extensions.
- Remove the undesirable extensions.
- Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete to access the Clear All History menu.
- Choose the time range and check all appropriate data boxes.
- Click Clear Now and then restart your browser.
In non-techie terms:
FF AntiVirus Save is an unwanted extension that is introduced to Mozilla Firefox users as an update for their browsers. This extension, unfortunately, is completely bogus, and it is possible that it could be malicious as well. Without a doubt, you do not want to be exposed to ads that this extension could deliver, and you do not want it recording information about you either. These are the reasons to delete FF AntiVirus Save as soon as possible. Use the removal instructions above to eliminate this unwanted add-on, as well as to learn how to clear your browsing data. This step is important, and you should not skip it. Have you thought about installing anti-malware software? It is recommended that you do because of the full-time protection it can produce.