Closed Bug 1453876 Opened 4 years ago Closed 4 years ago

Really block Ask.com Toolbar instantiations of accessibility

Categories

(Core :: Disability Access APIs, enhancement)

enhancement
Not set
normal

Tracking

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RESOLVED FIXED
mozilla61
Tracking Status
firefox61 --- fixed

People

(Reporter: Jamie, Assigned: Jamie)

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Bug 1421018 intended to block the Ask.Com Toolbar (tbnotifier.exe). This is basically malware and is responsible for a huge number of unnecessary accessibility instantiations. However, there seems to have been some confusion and we ended up blocking tbnnotifier.exe instead. Let's really block tbnotifier.exe. :)

For reference, a Google search does find some matches for tbnnotifier.exe related to the Ask.com Toolbar, but I'm fairly certain these are typos themselves. This page:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/this-application-has-requested-the-runtime-to/df9b7dfe-b21d-4bdc-bb80-ec8170d9ad8c
refers to this file:
Program..s(x86)AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\Updater\TBNnotifier.exe
Given the number of missing characters and other weirdness in this string, I'd say it is definitely not an accurate copy/paste job. :)
Blocks: 1421018
Comment on attachment 8967640 [details]
Bug 1453876: Fix accessibility blocking of the Ask.com Toolbar.

https://reviewboard.mozilla.org/r/236364/#review242284

Inspiring patch!
Attachment #8967640 - Flags: review?(eitan) → review+
Pushed by jteh@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/4a34418e88dd
Fix accessibility blocking of the Ask.com Toolbar. r=eeejay
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/4a34418e88dd
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla61
Sorry, I reviewed that but didn't catch the error.
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