Closed Bug 981503 Opened 10 years ago Closed 10 years ago

Plugin whitelist request: McAfee Virtual Technician


(Firefox Graveyard :: Plugin Click-To-Activate Whitelist, defect)

Windows 7
Not set


(Not tracked)

Firefox 32


(Reporter: Shinoj_Jose, Assigned: benjamin)


(Whiteboard: application complete - accepted)

<<Please supply the following information for new plugin whitelist requests>>

Plugin name: McAfee Virtual Technician
Vendor: McAfee Inc.
Point of contact: Mohamed Atiq (
Current version:
Download URL:
Sample URL of plugin in use:

Plugin details: This is a tool used developed by McAfee, to find and remediate issues in McAfee products installed in the client machine. This is a site locked tool.

<<For each affected operating system, please copy the plugin information from about:plugins in Firefox>>

Are there any variations in the plugin file name, MIME types, description, or version from one release to the next? No.

Are there any known security issues in current or older versions of the plugin? No.
Summary: Plugin whitelist request: → Plugin whitelist request: McAfee Virtual Technician
This plugin looks like it only supports Windows.
OS: All → Windows 7
Could you please do the needful to white list McAfee's Virtual Technician? We see it is in Unconfirmed state yet. Let us know if there is any more info you require from us?
Shinoj or Mohamed, could you please fill in the rest of the template, including the about:plugins data? Also either here in the bug or in a private email to, you need to provide details about your transition plan away from plugins to native web technologies.
Flags: needinfo?(Shinoj_Jose)
Whiteboard: needs about:plugin data, needs transition plan
Ever confirmed: true
Please find the requested details

Plugin Data
Plugin File Name: NPMVTPlugin.dll

MIME Types: application/x-mvt (McAfee Virtual Technician Plugin),

Please revert in case you require any other details.
Shinoj Jose,
McAfee Software
Flags: needinfo?(Shinoj_Jose)
Sorry, missed to add the details of transition plan.

We have started working on the next version of MVT. This includes a replacement for NPAPI module also. As a beginning we are trying to figure out the best alternatives for the NPAPI. The next version of MVT is planned to be NPAPI free and will be using more secure and robust technologies. 
Planned to release the product by end of 2014.

Shinoj Jose,
McAfee Software
Whiteboard: needs about:plugin data, needs transition plan → application complete
Any update on this? Do you require any additional data?

Shinoj Jose
McAfee Software
Application accepted for this cycle. This debated whether to accept this: since this is not a plugin that provides general web functionality, a plugin is not the right technology. Expect that we will not renew this whitelist request when it comes up for renewal in 4 months.
Whiteboard: application complete → application complete - accepted
This has landed in Nightly builds. Please download a nightly build from Using a fresh profile, verify that the plugin activates by default and shows as "Always Activate" in the Firefox addon manager. (Profile manager:
Flags: needinfo?(Shinoj_Jose)
Closed: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 32
I have verified this from the Nightly build today (12th May). This is working correctly.
Thanks for the help.

Thanks and Regards,
Shinoj Jose
McAfee Software
Flags: needinfo?(Shinoj_Jose)
Great, thank you.
Product: Firefox → Firefox Graveyard
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