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RosaJBrassell
 
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Post Posted March 29th, 2017, 2:26 am

Hi all,

These days there are load of new extensions created everyday. So how can I know an extension is whether or not harmful?

Thank you!

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Post Posted March 29th, 2017, 4:13 am

If you are installing extensions from the official AOM site ( https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ ) they are unlikely to be harmful.

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Post Posted March 29th, 2017, 5:07 am

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Post Posted March 29th, 2017, 8:41 am

DanRaisch wrote:If you are installing extensions from the official AOM site ( https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ ) they are unlikely to be harmful.

Even from elsewhere, extensions now need to be signed by Mozilla, which means they will have been reviewed for safety. Never a 100% guarantee of course, but anything that turns out to do bad things can be blocked retroactively.

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