We thought this would be a good time to review some simple steps you can take to ensure you’re downloading a legitimate version of Firefox.
1. Firefox is always free. If you are ever asked to pay to download Firefox, it’s a scam.
2. The only way to be 100% sure you’re getting a legitimate version of Firefox is to download it from http://www.mozilla.org.
3. Firefox has a lot of fans. Some of those fans place badges on their website encouraging their visitors to download Firefox. We call these friends affiliates (you can be one too!) If you ever click to download from one of these sites, you’re still safe, but just make sure you’re landing on a page with mozilla.org in the URL.
If you’re ever questioning whether or not you’re downloading Firefox from a legitimate site, stop what you’re doing and go directly to www.mozilla.org. That’s the easiest way to ensure you’re getting a real version of Firefox.
Finally, you can help protect the Fox! If you suspect someone is using our brand improperly, you can report it here.