When visiting comcast.net sites TestGen4Web addon initiates install without warning

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
9 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: bpursley, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-1-30])

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9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.0.15) Gecko/2009102814 Iceweasel/3.0.6 (Debian-3.0.6-3)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.0.15) Gecko/2009102814 Iceweasel/3.0.6 (Debian-3.0.6-3)

When visiting comcast.net sites TestGen4Web addon initiates install without warning.  Upon entering a comcast.net site from a google search, TestGen4Web addon initiated install without permission and without warning.  Simply visiting the site initiated the addon install process. Required use of Force Quit button to kill the process. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.google search on "bill cosby twain award  comcast"
2.selected first entry:  "http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=1&ved=0CAcQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.comcast.net%2Farticles%2Fentertainment%2F20091024%2FUS.Humor.Prize.Cosby%2F&ei=hHb1SoibHJKY8AbLx5jzCQ&usg=AFQjCNHSjcsjHx6nu00ez80d1remBL0IgQ&sig2=YboCcd0YTvTMseS0480QIw"
3.TestGen4Web install initiates without permission and without warning
4. Killed process with Force Quit button
Actual Results:  
CPU fully consumed for the comcast install process

Expected Results:  
open a web page without allowing software to be installed on my machine
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.3a1pre) Gecko/20091107 Minefield/3.7a1pre

It wants to go the a site called Browser Upgrade but never gets there.
My guess is that it doesn't like my useragent string, so that could be the reason why I'm redirected to that site, but it is not clear why it doesn't send the site but gets in a loop instead. 

This string is accepted: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1) Gecko/20090624 Firefox/3.5

but not the Minefield one. I see no installation BTW.
Do you also have problems with the latest release? http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/
Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 3.6.13 or later in safe mode? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing.
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+Mode
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles

You can also try to reproduce in Firefox 4 Beta 8 or later, there are many improvements in the new version, http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-1-30]
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.13 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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