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What is the extention"Shield Recipe Client (1.0.0)", what does it do, why do I have it, and how did I acquire it?

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I have found an extension called "Shield Recipe Client (1.0.0)" and it's description is,"Client to download and run recipes for SHIELD,Heartbeat, etc." I have absolutely no idea where it came from, what it's doing, what it does, or how it got here. The search engines won't tell me what it is. Even, right here, Mozilla Support won't give me a straight answer,You guys! With all the ransomware warnings, and such, things magically appearing ( if it's on my Browser then it's IN my computer) in places I rarely look isn't right. So, what's it doing in my browser? Oh, I refreshed firefox!

I have found an extension called "Shield Recipe Client (1.0.0)" and it's description is,"Client to download and run recipes for SHIELD,Heartbeat, etc." I have absolutely no idea where it came from, what it's doing, what it does, or how it got here. The search engines won't tell me what it is. Even, right here, Mozilla Support won't give me a straight answer,You guys! With all the ransomware warnings, and such, things magically appearing ( if it's on my Browser then it's IN my computer) in places I rarely look isn't right. So, what's it doing in my browser? Oh, I refreshed firefox!
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See https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Shield

How it got onto your computer - it's a system add-on which ships with Firefox, at least with the current beta.

For more information see https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1308656

In any case, it's legitimate.

The search engines won't tell me what it is.

You didn't search hard enough.

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OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco, Inc. Shockwave Flash Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google, Inc.

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See https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Shield

How it got onto your computer - it's a system add-on which ships with Firefox, at least with the current beta.

For more information see https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1308656

In any case, it's legitimate.

The search engines won't tell me what it is.

You didn't search hard enough.

See https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Shield How it got onto your computer - it's a system add-on which ships with Firefox, at least with the current beta. For more information see https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1308656 In any case, it's legitimate. <blockquote> The search engines won't tell me what it is. </blockquote> You didn't search hard enough.