Blocklist Speedial add-ons

RESOLVED FIXED in 2014-09

Status

()

Toolkit
Blocklisting
RESOLVED FIXED
4 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: kmag, Assigned: jorgev)

Tracking

unspecified
2014-09
Points:
---

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [qa-])

(Reporter)

Description

4 years ago
I haven't been able to find out where this comes from, but from the few reports I've been able to find, on SUMO and elsewhere, people have been infected by it unknowingly, and it changes the new tab page to include a search box using the speedial.com Yahoo affiliate search engine. It's also incredibly new and yet has millions of users, which is highly suspicious.

ID: {fa95f577-07cb-4470-ac90-e843f5f83c52} 2.5M users
(Reporter)

Comment 1

4 years ago
Also ffxtlbr@speedial.com

Note that these add-ons have an extremely high correlation with searches moving to a non-default search engine in the day after install.
(Assignee)

Comment 2

4 years ago
Is this the one? http://www.getspeedial.com/
Flags: needinfo?(kmaglione+bmo)
(Reporter)

Comment 3

4 years ago
It seems to be, yes. This installer hijacks the default search engine and homepage before install, but does not bypass about:newaddon, but stats suggest that that's not the usual method of install.
Flags: needinfo?(kmaglione+bmo)
(Assignee)

Comment 4

4 years ago
Blocked: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/blocked/i696
Assignee: nobody → jorge
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [qa-]
Target Milestone: --- → 2014-09
Product: addons.mozilla.org → Toolkit
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