Status

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Toolkit
Blocklisting
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
6 years ago
a year ago

People

(Reporter: ochameau, Assigned: jorgev)

Tracking

unspecified
2013-09-10
x86
Windows 7
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

6 years ago
I ended up having two malicious addons installed in my firefox/extensions directory:
 - pdfforge@mybrowserbar.com
 - wtxpcom@mybrowserbar.com
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.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

6 years ago
Here is additional info about these addons:
http://www.mularien.com/blog/2009/03/24/sourceforge-hosted-pdfcreator-trojantoolbar-warning/

I didn't installed PDFCreator recently, but I used it! It should have automatically install this stuff.
(Assignee)

Comment 2

4 years ago
Kris, Tyler: can one of you please check if the installer silently installs any add-ons or does anything wrong?

http://www.pdfforge.org/
(Assignee)

Updated

4 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(tdowner)
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.
Flags: needinfo?(tdowner)
Hm. Did you keep a copy of the add-ons? I was under the impression that @mybrowserbar.com add-ons were all pretty much the same search toolbar crapware, without any real functionality.
(Assignee)

Comment 5

4 years ago
There doesn't seem to be any pending actions here. Please reopen if there's more information that warrants reconsidering.
Assignee: nobody → jorge
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Target Milestone: --- → 2013-09-10
Product: addons.mozilla.org → Toolkit
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