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Offline mareli

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Re: Avast suddenly doesn't like several Firefox add ons
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2014, 03:35:51 PM »
for me it's Classic Theme Restorer, NoScript and Throbber Restorer. It's bad because I have to reinstall all of them every time I boot :(

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Re: Avast suddenly doesn't like several Firefox add ons
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2014, 04:00:28 PM »
Just a quick note, I have very little time at the moment, but more later.

On the Firefox "Add-ons Manager" screen, I clicked "View Recent Updates" (from Options icon at top), and discovered that the 6 active addons listed as recently updated are exactly the 6 plugins I lost and reinstalled.  I suspect that the addons listed by others are also very recently updated.  Unfortunately, that may not be the whole story, as 2 disabled addons were lost in the earlier 'purge' and aren't listed, but that may be because I haven't reinstalled them, Sage and FreeHDsport (sic?).  I don't use them currently.  Does anyone know if they were recently updated?

Avast Cleanup has often complained about FreeHDsport, but I've never allowed it to proceed.

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Re: Avast suddenly doesn't like several Firefox add ons
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2014, 04:16:08 PM »
Deleted addon list: (these are not all actually)

Adblock Plus (+ Element Hiding Helper)
Abduction
Add to Search Bar
Classic Theme Restorer
Copy Plain Text 2
DownloadHelper
Download Status Bar
DownThemAll!
Flagfox
Gmail Watcher
Greasemonkey
Mozilla Archive Format
Organize Search Engine
Scroll Up Folder
SearchLoad Options
Text Link
YesScript

Exceptions:
LastPass
« Last Edit: November 17, 2014, 04:19:26 PM by essz »

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Re: Avast suddenly doesn't like several Firefox add ons
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2014, 04:57:08 PM »
@malone.m

Thank you :)
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Re: Avast suddenly doesn't like several Firefox add ons
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2014, 05:38:08 PM »
Hi guys,
thanks to all for the information posted. We have been able to identify the problem now. Browser Cleanup is responsible for this issue. A bug in the component calculating hashes of the extension packages cause (only in some rare cases) deletion of the wrong file - the original instead the packed one.

Sorry for that and thanks again for your help obtaining the repro steps for us.

The Browser Cleanup team is now working on a fix, which will be delivered via a VPS update shortly (tomorrow).

Lukas



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Re: Avast suddenly doesn't like several Firefox add ons
« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2014, 06:00:17 PM »
@lukor

thumbs up

:)
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Re: Avast suddenly doesn't like several Firefox add ons
« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2014, 06:46:11 PM »
Hi guys,
thanks to all for the information posted. We have been able to identify the problem now. Browser Cleanup is responsible for this issue. A bug in the component calculating hashes of the extension packages cause (only in some rare cases) deletion of the wrong file - the original instead the packed one.

Sorry for that and thanks again for your help obtaining the repro steps for us.

The Browser Cleanup team is now working on a fix, which will be delivered via a VPS update shortly (tomorrow).

Lukas
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Re: Avast suddenly doesn't like several Firefox add ons
« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2014, 08:17:07 PM »
I may have solved this.
See here https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=160114.msg1152059#msg1152059
Hope it helps.
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Re: Avast suddenly doesn't like several Firefox add ons
« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2014, 08:28:26 PM »
Hi guys,
thanks to all for the information posted. We have been able to identify the problem now. Browser Cleanup is responsible for this issue. A bug in the component calculating hashes of the extension packages cause (only in some rare cases) deletion of the wrong file - the original instead the packed one.

Sorry for that and thanks again for your help obtaining the repro steps for us.

The Browser Cleanup team is now working on a fix, which will be delivered via a VPS update shortly (tomorrow).

Lukas
So Browser Cleanup deletes addons automatically? I though it was only suppose to check and warn.
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Re: Avast suddenly doesn't like several Firefox add ons
« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2014, 08:40:30 PM »
... I though it was only suppose to check and warn.

Exactly. This is how it is supposed to work.

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Re: Avast suddenly doesn't like several Firefox add ons
« Reply #40 on: November 17, 2014, 08:53:57 PM »
Oh, well that's quite a bug.

Thanks for the clarification.
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Re: Avast suddenly doesn't like several Firefox add ons
« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2014, 10:21:41 PM »

The Browser Cleanup team is now working on a fix, which will be delivered via a VPS update shortly (tomorrow).

Lukas


Thx! :)

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Re: Avast suddenly doesn't like several Firefox add ons
« Reply #42 on: November 17, 2014, 10:59:20 PM »
I was wondering why my addons were disappearing! I suppose I will wait for the update tomorrow. If this isn't resolved, I'm going to have to seek a different antivirus solution. =C

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Re: Avast suddenly doesn't like several Firefox add ons
« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2014, 11:52:49 PM »
... which will be delivered via a VPS update shortly ...

I've searched and found numerous mentions of 'VPS', but never a definition.  I also cannot find a 3 word phrase beginning with V, P, and S.  What exactly is a VPS?  (Sorry for being a little off-topic, and new around here.)

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Re: Avast suddenly doesn't like several Firefox add ons
« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2014, 01:09:39 AM »
... which will be delivered via a VPS update shortly ...

I've searched and found numerous mentions of 'VPS', but never a definition.  I also cannot find a 3 word phrase beginning with V, P, and S.  What exactly is a VPS?  (Sorry for being a little off-topic, and new around here.)

I think "VPS" stands for "Virus Protection Software", but I am not sure ... :-\

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