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Is Video Download Helper 4.9.14 update safe to download from vendor rather from firefox?


I received a download prompt from video download helper water than from Firefox. I'm not sure if this malicious or not.

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If you have that extension installed then you can also do the update check via the right-click context menu on the about:addons page.

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hello, the same new version is also showing up on the addon homepage at https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/versions/ so this notice is very likely genuine. however you can also use the auto-update that is built-into firefox - go to firefox > addons & click on the settings icon on the top right & choose check for updates..., then it should be picked up as well.

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AFAIK then that is now the current 4.9.14 release (Feb 22) and all latest versions are the same and updating should work.