Today, when I returned from running errands, I discovered the following Firefox pop-up message, "Add-ons may be causing problems"
Following the "More information" link illustrated at the bottom of the above image, led me to a Mozilla page which lists blocklisted add-ons that should no longer be used with Mozilla products.
Take a couple minutes to confirm that you do not have the following add-ons active on your computer:
- Internet Download Manager, v2.1-3.3 for Firefox 3.0a1 and newer. Reason: caused startup crashes (see bug 382356).
- Free Download Manager, v1.0-1.3.1 for Firefox 3.0a1 and newer. Reason: high crash volume (see bug 408445).
- Yahoo Application State Plugin, v18.104.22.168 and older for Firefox 3.0a1 and newer. Reason: high crash volume (see bug 419127).
- Vietnamese Language Pack, v2.0 for all applications. Reason: corrupted files (see bug 432406).
- Apple QuickTime Plugin, v7.1.*, for all Firefox 3 versions on Windows. Reason: remote code execution in multiple versions (see bug 430826).
- Crawler Toolbar, for Firefox 3.0a1 and newer. Reason: high crash volume (see bug 441649).
- Daemon Tools Toolbar, versions older than 22.214.171.124, for all applications. Reason: high crash volume (see bug 459850).
- AVG SafeSearch, versions older than 8.0, for Firefox 3.1a1 and newer. Reason: breaks a core navigation method (see bug 479095).
- Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant and Windows Presentation Foundation, all versions, for all applications. Reason: remote code execution vulnerability (see bug 522777).
Compliments to the Mozilla developers for providing this service.
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