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Add-on Causes Virus and Malware software to flag it, what I do ?

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This is not the first time this add-on got flagged. I use several different programs here there.

The malware and virus Programs I use say this add-on has 123-sogou.com redirect malware in it.

It is a Popular add-on with 60,837 users.. so what should one do ???

Is there a Protocol or process that Firefox does so Users are not getting infected or a review process or a submit process or flag/resubmit? (I meant when there is a occurrence)

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And the unnamed Extension is?

You may get better help with AMO related stuff at https://discourse.mozilla.org/c/add-ons

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mrbunnylamakins said

Search by Image - Reverse Image Search https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/search_by_image/

Hello mrbunnylamakins,

Under "Rate your experience" (on the left) there is a button :

"Report this add-on for abuse"

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/search_by_image/?src=search

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If you think your antivirus software has a "false positive" you probably should ask them about it and see what their explanation is. Maybe it's an error or maybe it's a real problem.

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There are lots of upload scripts in this extension to upload an image to various websites to do an image search and one is a sogou.js script.

"use strict";async function upload(a){let b=a.blob,c=a.imgData;document.querySelector("a#stswitcher").click();const d=document.querySelector("input#upload_pic_file");if(!d)throw new Error("input field missing");try{const a=new ClipboardEvent("").clipboardData||new DataTransfer;a.items.add(new File([b],c.filename,{type:b.type})),d.files=a.files}catch(a){return void chrome.runtime.sendMessage({id:"notification",message:"Sogou image uploading requires at least Chrome 60 or Firefox 57.",type:`${engine}Error`})}const e=new Event("change");d.dispatchEvent(e)}initUpload(upload,dataKey,"sogou");

/src/content/engines : adobestock.js alibabaChina.js ascii2d.js baidu.js bing.js depositphotos.js getty.js iqdb.js istock.js jingdong.js qihoo.js sogou.js style.css taobao.js whatanime.js yandex.js

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Search engines (toggle and reorder them from the options page):

   Google Images
   Bing Images
   Yandex.Images
   Baidu Image Search
   TinEye Reverse Image Search
   Sogou Images
   Karma Decay
   WhatAnime
   SauceNAO
   Iqdb
   Ascii2d
   Getty Images
   iStock
   Shutterstock
   Adobe Stock
   Depositphotos
   Pinterest
   Qihoo 360 Images
   Jingdong
   Taobao
   Alibaba China
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jscher2000 said

If you think your antivirus software has a "false positive" you probably should ask them about it and see what their explanation is. Maybe it's an error or maybe it's a real problem.

No I had two different scanners pop it up cor-el explained it to me it was a False and ( sogou.js = Sogou Images website) and not malicious

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mrbunnylamakins said

This is not the first time this add-on got flagged. I use several different programs here there. The malware and virus Programs I use say this add-on has 123-sogou.com redirect malware in it. It is a Popular add-on with 60,837 users.. so what should one do ???

Your first post doesn't identify what program is doing the flagging so no one can diagnosis what is the cause here.

mrbunnylamakins said

No I had two different scanners pop it up cor-el explained it to me it was a False and ( sogou.js = Sogou Images website) and not malicious

Here's another problem using more then one scanner is also will cause issue where one claims the other is a virus.