Last Comment Bug 527135 - Blocklist AVG Safe Search extension, version "8.5" and below.
: Blocklist AVG Safe Search extension, version "8.5" and below.
Product: Toolkit
Classification: Components
Component: Blocklisting (show other bugs)
: unspecified
: x86 Windows XP
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Assigned To: Michael Morgan [:morgamic]
: Jorge Villalobos [:jorgev]
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Blocks: 457970 519340
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Reported: 2009-11-06 15:48 PST by Justin Dolske [:Dolske]
Modified: 2016-03-07 15:30 PST (History)
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v1, adding 8.5 (2.29 KB, application/xml)
2009-11-23 15:13 PST, Michael Morgan [:morgamic]
dolske: review+

Description User image Justin Dolske [:Dolske] 2009-11-06 15:48:29 PST
Bug 519340 contains an investigation into a topcrash seen with Firefox 3.5. Older versions of the "AVG Safe Search" extension were found to be the cause. We want to blocklist the older versions because it causes Firefox instability.

AVG issues periodic updates to their product automatically, but up until now the Firefox extension's version has remained fixed at "8.5". At the beginning of this week, AVG began pushing an update which included a bump of the extension version number to "". Future minor updates will also be bumping the version number. So, now have the option to blocklist version "8.5" without impacting users who have upgraded to "8.5.0.*" (which is not causing stability issues).

Bug 457970 contains an older topcrash issue involving AVG 8.0, which should also be resolved by this blocklist addition.

Users who encounter this blocklist are advised to upgrade their AVG installation to the current version, which will re-enable the Safe Search extension.

Note that this blocklist addition will ONLY disable the "AVG Safe Search" extension. The rest of the AVG product is unaffected, and virus scanning on the system will remain unchanged. Firefox's built-in malware / anti-phishing protection provides a similar capability to Safe Search, so users unable to upgrade AVG (for whatever reason) have the option to make sure these Firefox features are active to remain secure.
Comment 1 User image Justin Dolske [:Dolske] 2009-11-06 16:01:19 PST
Also, I should note that we've discussed this plan and timing with AVG, such as to minimize the impact on users.
Comment 2 User image Justin Dolske [:Dolske] 2009-11-06 18:52:47 PST
Update: the newly-released version is actually "", and was released yesterday. So, we should want some more for sufficient update before blocklisting.
Comment 3 User image Justin Dolske [:Dolske] 2009-11-06 18:53:41 PST
"", rather. .423 was the info we had from earlier in the week.
Comment 4 User image Justin Dolske [:Dolske] 2009-11-06 18:54:15 PST
And we should *wait* some more. I clearly can't type today. :(
Comment 5 User image Justin Dolske [:Dolske] 2009-11-18 19:58:33 PST
Ok, AVG update has had time to roll out to users, so let's proceed with blocklisting.

I think morgamic handles the actual addition to the blocklist, so over to him.
Comment 6 User image Michael Morgan [:morgamic] 2009-11-23 14:42:57 PST
For add-ons we need the guid.  Justin is pulling that.
Comment 7 User image Michael Morgan [:morgamic] 2009-11-23 14:43:47 PST
We want to blocklist versions equal to or less than ?
Comment 8 User image Michael Morgan [:morgamic] 2009-11-23 14:58:44 PST
GUID: {3f963a5b-e555-4543-90e2-c3908898db71}
Comment 9 User image Michael Morgan [:morgamic] 2009-11-23 15:01:42 PST
Need to blocklist 8.5 and less.
Comment 10 User image Justin Dolske [:Dolske] 2009-11-23 15:04:11 PST
Yeah, just the plain "8.5" and below, the newer update has a more detailed version number (eg "") and is ok.

Also, I verified that my old AVG installer gave me the addon with that GUID, version "8.5"... Updating AVG refreshed the addon; same GUID, now version "".
Comment 11 User image Michael Morgan [:morgamic] 2009-11-23 15:13:28 PST
Created attachment 414122 [details]
v1, adding 8.5

Resulting blocklist after changing 8.0 -> 8.5.
Comment 12 User image Justin Dolske [:Dolske] 2009-11-23 18:07:02 PST
Comment on attachment 414122 [details]
v1, adding 8.5

Looks good, I verified that it does not block an up-to-date AVG Safe Search extension, and that the old one is blocked. [Also had the AVG Security Toolbar installed, which didn't seem to have any obvious problems with the other addon being disabled.]

One small change: so that we can close out bug 457970, please drop the targetApplication minVersion to 3.0. There are still a few of those crashes affecting FF3.0 users.
Comment 13 User image Michael Morgan [:morgamic] 2009-11-24 13:03:53 PST
This is going out today. Will resolve when pushed.
Comment 14 User image Michael Morgan [:morgamic] 2009-11-24 15:51:50 PST
This is updated in prod:
Comment 15 User image Justin Dolske [:Dolske] 2009-11-25 17:11:22 PST
Does need updated? It still only mentions AVG 8.0.
Comment 16 User image Michael Morgan [:morgamic] 2009-11-25 17:20:11 PST
Yeah, edited that already on trunk.  Should be out shortly on prod.
Comment 17 User image Justin Dolske [:Dolske] 2010-03-19 21:30:10 PDT
Please don't mess with the bug flags.

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