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Security Risk : Add-on Installed itself and Disguised to look like another

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I've been locked to google safe-search while on Firefox for a few days, despite my settings being set to unlock. After having gone through various settings, including my AV I noticed that I had a strange looking symbol in my URL bar that was forcing safe=active on all google searches.

I have TrafficLight by Bit-defender Installed, and I noticed this symbol looked the EXACT same but belonged to another extension that I DID NOT install myself.

The name of the offending extension is "Preview of Parental Control: Family Friendly Filter" by Media Partners. [LINK] : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/family-friendly-filter/

The company name is Sketchy and I worried where it came from. I have uninstalled it, but I am seeking direction regarding where it may have come from. Could someone look at the extension and advise??

I've been locked to google safe-search while on Firefox for a few days, despite my settings being set to unlock. After having gone through various settings, including my AV I noticed that I had a strange looking symbol in my URL bar that was forcing safe=active on all google searches. I have TrafficLight by Bit-defender Installed, and I noticed this symbol looked the EXACT same but belonged to another extension that I DID NOT install myself. The name of the offending extension is "Preview of Parental Control: Family Friendly Filter" by Media Partners. [LINK] : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/family-friendly-filter/ The company name is Sketchy and I worried where it came from. I have uninstalled it, but I am seeking direction regarding where it may have come from. Could someone look at the extension and advise??

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Hi wanderingScholar, You can report extensions at -

Reporting extensions and themes for abuse https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/reporting-extensions-and-themes-abuse

and there is also an Add-ons Forum -

Add-on Support https://discourse.mozilla.org/c/add-ons/35

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RobertJ said

Hi wanderingScholar, You can report extensions at - Reporting extensions and themes for abuse https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/reporting-extensions-and-themes-abuse and there is also an Add-ons Forum - Add-on Support https://discourse.mozilla.org/c/add-ons/35

Appreciate the response, I'll get on it.

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