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Unsolicited Add-ons Valence and AdB Helper (Resolved)

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LewS
 
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Post Posted June 18th, 2015, 6:53 pm

On July 17 the following add-ons were added to Firefox
without being requested. Also, I don’t allow automatic
updates.

ADB Helper 0.7.4
Valence 0.3.1

They appear to be for developers. They are not listed on
the AMO site.

Is this something new from Mozilla? I’ve never had auto
downloaded add-ons in the past.
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Post Posted June 18th, 2015, 7:10 pm

I have only seen them installed by default in the Aurora/Developer versions..Currently the Firefox 40 profile. Never seen on the release that you are on. Installing a different version and using the Aurora/Developer profile they might get 'inherited' but probably would fail... I always left them disabled.
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Post Posted June 18th, 2015, 8:00 pm

This is a reason why you should not share a Profile between different development channels.

LewS
 
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Post Posted June 19th, 2015, 7:39 am

It's still a mystery. I've not been on other than release
channel since the run-up to Australis. My best guess
at this point is that I'll never know. Not a new thing.

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Post Posted June 19th, 2015, 4:18 pm

Have you opened/used any of the developer tools recently? Clicking the wrong thing in there might trigger those to be installed.

LewS
 
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Post Posted June 19th, 2015, 7:48 pm

KWierso wrote:Have you opened/used any of the developer tools recently? Clicking the wrong thing in there might trigger those to be installed.
A possibility (note the lower case "d" in the title),
so a finger fumble is always in the mix.

Whatever the cause, I have deleted them and will
consider the problem solved, sort of.

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Post Posted August 1st, 2019, 2:25 pm

Hi there! I've been experiencing some strange redirects in my browser lately, to scammy pages in Dubai or other exotic places. I think it's been hijacked. I've then checked my extensions looking for some bad apple, and there it is, this "Valence" thing that I didn't install. Curiously enough, a message in there says this extension has been disabled (doesn't say when) because it couldn't be verified for its use in Firefox. I hope the problem will now go away, it certainly looks as related to this extension.

Regards

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Post Posted August 1st, 2019, 4:04 pm

Thanks for your report but you have replied to a thread that died more than four years ago. This thread is now locked due to the age of the original posts and the fact that you seem to have resolved your issue.

If you find that you require support, please create a new topic.

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