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Firefox is an unrecognized program?

Every now and then when  Firefox, McAfee (or something pretending to be McAfee) pops up a window in the lower-right corner of my screen that says the following:

Program Wants Internet Access

McAfee has detected a program on your PC that is trying to accept incoming connections from the Internet.  Protect your PC by only allowing Internet access for programs you trust.

About This Program:

Program:  Plugin Container for Firefox

Location:  C:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugin-container.exe

Recommendation:  unknown program

Tell McAfee about this program.

The link goes to a hacker identifier site with a McAfee logo which requests information about my computer.

I get a similar message about Firefox.exe.

Is this for real?  Is this from McAfee?  My McAfee firewall is on and my subscription is up to date.

Firefox version:  3.6.12

OS:  Windows XP Pro version 5.1  Service Pack 3

If this isn't for real, is there a utility to wipe this out?

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