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Suddenly all my active addons are showing a suffix of .1-signed. Is this legit?

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Hi,

This morning when I opened Firefox, 3 or 4 plugins were updated. One of the plugin updated pages (connected with the Download Statusbar plugin) suddenly switched to a "survey" page that actually turned out to be an advertisement. On realising this, I closed all the open tabs

Now, whenever my plugins get updated, I usually note down the latest version no. So I went to the Add-ons Manager page, where I was surprised to find that the version no. of all my installed plugins had a suffix of .1-signed. For ex, the BitDefender QuickScan plugin that was earlier 0.9.9.142, is now showing as 0.9.9.142.1-signed (please see the attached screenshot)

The ".1-signed" has been added to nearly all of my active add-ons (extensions); however it has not been added to any of the disabled plugins or to any plugin that is incompatible with my current version of Firefox.

Is this sudden addition of ".1-signed" to nearly all my extensions valid and legitimate, or could it be the result of some virus or malware?

Sincerely, Sunil Suresh

Hi, This morning when I opened Firefox, 3 or 4 plugins were updated. One of the plugin updated pages (connected with the Download Statusbar plugin) suddenly switched to a "survey" page that actually turned out to be an advertisement. On realising this, I closed all the open tabs Now, whenever my plugins get updated, I usually note down the latest version no. So I went to the Add-ons Manager page, where I was surprised to find that the version no. of all my installed plugins had a suffix of .1-signed. For ex, the BitDefender QuickScan plugin that was earlier 0.9.9.142, is now showing as 0.9.9.142.1-signed (please see the attached screenshot) The ".1-signed" has been added to nearly all of my active add-ons (extensions); however it has not been added to any of the disabled plugins or to any plugin that is incompatible with my current version of Firefox. Is this sudden addition of ".1-signed" to nearly all my extensions valid and legitimate, or could it be the result of some virus or malware? Sincerely, Sunil Suresh

Chosen solution

Yes. They have decided to sign all extensions that are hosted on the Add-ons website. This is added to the name of the extension to distinguish signed extensions from unsigned extensions.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Bitdefender QuickScan Web Netscape Plugin
  • IE Tab Plug-in for Mozilla/Firefox
  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 17.0 r0
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 11.31.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Citrix Online App Detector Plugin
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.8
  • 5.1.30514.0
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.6
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0.2.122
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin version 1.0.0.7
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • GEPlugin
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:22.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/22.0

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Question owner

Hi,

For some reason the attachment didn't go through earlier.

So here is the screenshot again.

Sunil

Hi, For some reason the attachment didn't go through earlier. So here is the screenshot again. Sunil
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Chosen Solution

Yes. They have decided to sign all extensions that are hosted on the Add-ons website. This is added to the name of the extension to distinguish signed extensions from unsigned extensions.

See:

Yes. They have decided to sign all extensions that are hosted on the Add-ons website. This is added to the name of the extension to distinguish signed extensions from unsigned extensions. See: *https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2015/02/10/extension-signing-safer-experience/