Last Comment Bug 641871 - Block malware addon
: Block malware addon
Product: Toolkit
Classification: Components
Component: Blocklisting (show other bugs)
: unspecified
: x86 Windows 7
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: 2013-09-10
Assigned To: Jorge Villalobos [:jorgev]
: Jorge Villalobos [:jorgev]
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Reported: 2011-03-15 10:08 PDT by Alexandre Poirot [:ochameau]
Modified: 2016-03-07 15:30 PST (History)
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Description User image Alexandre Poirot [:ochameau] 2011-03-15 10:08:31 PDT
I ended up having two malicious addons installed in my firefox/extensions directory:
I immediatly deleted them as I never authorized anything to install, addons nor any software.
These addons contained multiple native xpcom components.
pdfforge added a toolbar.
Comment 1 User image Alexandre Poirot [:ochameau] 2011-03-15 10:33:29 PDT
Here is additional info about these addons:

I didn't installed PDFCreator recently, but I used it! It should have automatically install this stuff.
Comment 2 User image Jorge Villalobos [:jorgev] 2013-06-18 13:32:37 PDT
Kris, Tyler: can one of you please check if the installer silently installs any add-ons or does anything wrong?
Comment 3 User image Tyler Downer [:Tyler] 2013-06-26 15:03:43 PDT
This does install an addon, but it seems to be just there to convert pages to PDF's and doesn't install silently or anything.
Comment 4 User image Kris Maglione [:kmag] 2013-06-26 15:06:37 PDT
Hm. Did you keep a copy of the add-ons? I was under the impression that add-ons were all pretty much the same search toolbar crapware, without any real functionality.
Comment 5 User image Jorge Villalobos [:jorgev] 2013-09-06 15:44:42 PDT
There doesn't seem to be any pending actions here. Please reopen if there's more information that warrants reconsidering.

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