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Version 6.1.5 introduced two questionable features that were not present in 6.1 (there was a change of owner):
(A) Search hijack (reviews complain about this)
Listens for webRequest with q=value in URL.searchParams and redirects to securedwebsearch.com.
There is no opt-in/opt-out for this behavior. It is not disclosed on the AMO listing AFAICT.
POSTs a pageview to Google Analytics at startup. This is not disclosed on the AMO listing AFAICT.
I don't know whether a hard block is warranted, but unavoidable search hijacking seems to meet the criteria.