Closed Bug 599839 Opened 10 years ago Closed 10 years ago

"Silently" Installed Plug-ins

Categories

(Firefox :: Security, defect)

x86
Windows Vista
defect
Not set
major

Tracking

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 454769

People

(Reporter: trappmanrhett, Unassigned)

References

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Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:2.0b6) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:2.0b6) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b6

I've noticed that any third-party program can add a "plug-in" to Firefox without permission. 

I think that this can cause safety as well as compatibility problems.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Tools
2. Addons (about:addons)
3.


Expected Results:  
I would like to have Firefox check for new unauthorized "plug-in" at launch, just like it checks for extension compatibility. Then present the option of letting the user keep the new "plug-ins" or remove them.
Version: unspecified → Trunk
How would Firefox know you didn't authorise a plugin at the time you installed that third-party program?
fro plugins : bug 454769
for extensions : bug 476430
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 454769
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