Download Youtube Videos addon leaves zombie compartments

RESOLVED FIXED

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Core
General
RESOLVED FIXED
5 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: eviljeff, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Blocks: 1 bug)

Trunk
x86_64
Windows 7
Points:
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Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [MemShrink:P3], URL)

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Description

5 years ago
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/download-youtube-videos/

The above addon leaks zombie compartments in version 12.8 (and possibly earlier versions)

steps to reproduce:
1) navigate to a video page youtube.com
2) press save video button in toolbar to start download
3) cancel download (optional?)
4) check about:memory and see compartment for youtube still there.
Andrew, did you contact the author?
Summary: download youtube videos addon leaves zombie compartments → Download Youtube Videos addon leaves zombie compartments
Whiteboard: [MemShrink] → [MemShrink:P3]
(Reporter)

Comment 2

5 years ago
The developer was contacted during the review and I included the bug url in it.
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Comment 3

5 years ago
current version (12.9.4) still has the issue.

Steps to reproduce revised to:
1) navigate to a video page youtube.com
2) close tab
3) check about:memory and see compartment for youtube still there.
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Comment 4

5 years ago
version 12.9.6 seems to fix the issue so closing.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 5

4 years ago
(In reply to Andrew Williamson [:eviljeff] from comment #4)
> version 12.9.6 seems to fix the issue so closing.

I am using Version 12.9.6 and still have the same issue. I didn't response until now because I thought it was another YouTube Download add-on that was causing the problem and then I found this bug report.

So could you please reopen this report and notify the developer?

Thank you.
The add-on is no longer on AMO. Where did you get it?

In any case, these add-ons bordered on malware even on AMO. Off AMO, zombie compartments are probably the least of their problems.

Comment 7

4 years ago
(In reply to Kris Maglione [:kmag] from comment #6)
> The add-on is no longer on AMO. Where did you get it?
> 
> In any case, these add-ons bordered on malware even on AMO. Off AMO, zombie
> compartments are probably the least of their problems.

Thank you, Kris, for your response. I have this add-on for years now and have been in my add-on list ever since. I went to the url that was posted above, and it said "This add-on has been disabled by an administrator.". Then how come Mozilla didn't disable that add-on in my add-on list (like you did with Java)?

Anyway, I have disabled it and everything is back to normal, no more zombies left on my desktop whenever I start and/or restart FF. I'll completely remove it now.

Thank you again.
We don't blocklist add-ons for these kinds of issues unless they're seriously affecting large numbers of users.
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