Check if GreatDealz extension circumvents opt-in addon install

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

addons.mozilla.org
Security
RESOLVED INVALID
9 months ago
9 months ago

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(Reporter: aryx, Unassigned)

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Details

Got a user report with the GreatDealz extension active, but user said he never installed it. Searching for it shows mostly reports about it from the second half of 2016.

From the user's about:support:

Name: GreatDealz
Version: 0.0.3
Aktiviert: false
ID: @greatdealz

An add-on with same name, id and version is hosted at https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/greatdealzof/

In the report at http://www.trojaner-board.de/182734-bekomme-staendig-meldung-potenziell-gefaehrliche-software-erkannt-browsermodifier-win32-suptab-blnk.html , it gets loaded from the registry:
> FF HKLM-x32\...\Firefox\Extensions: [@greatdealz] - C:\Users\<Username>PC\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\h5dxmvg4.default-1435937987119\extensions\@greatdealz.xpi
The add-on itself appears to meet our policies, so we would need evidence of it being force-installed in order to take any action. If there's a URL or piece of software you know where this happens, please add them to the report and reopen the bug. Otherwise, there isn't anything we can do.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 months ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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