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I just now d/l fake firefox critical advisory


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Minutes ago I downloaded a fake advisory purporting to be a critical firefox update.  I had pulled the trigger to download AND THEN immediately did a web search to determine if such is fake.  Conclusion:  it is fake.   I did those activities in reverse, rather than check first.   sigh !

I have not clicked on the downloaded file which is    firefox-patch.js   JavaScript File  12kb

It merely resides in my download folder. 

What do I do next ?

Do I just "delete" to my recycle bin and delete it from there which I suspect it will remain on my hard drive?  OR  Can I target it with malwarebytes for quarantine and elimination ?  My only other defense is Windows Defender.  I do have RevoUninstaller but it only has a "junk file" remover which is no better, I think, than me manually deleting.

I am using windows 8.1.    See attachment.

Did I infect myself by downloading ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I just learned I could custom scan using malwarebytes.  It allowed me not to identify a file but to scan my entire download list.  Results were negative findings.  (But I know this is a nasty file...not yet opened.)

I am asking for the most hygienic way to eliminate it from my computer, please. 

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Hi deucy14 :)

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I have not clicked on the downloaded file which is    firefox-patch.js   JavaScript File  12kb

If you didn't cick on the file to execute it, then you're safe. Deleting it and emptying your Recycle Bin will get rid of it.

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