Somehow the GetSavin 5.0 got into the 'about:config' menu - the place where one makes Firefox tweaks. I am only one in house who knows the about_config
Sorry. The below seems like someone is trying to hack FF's add-ons. I was frustrated to have to go through hoops to try to reach someone at Mozilla with what's essentially a 911 call.
FF on Win7 Pro crashed and asked to restore pages. An add-on I had not solicited was prompting me to install. It calls itself "GetSavin 5.0". Other relevant info: getsavin@jetpack . Sorry, there was more on the add-on screen but I wanted to get this off my computer ASAP. Again, I did not initiate this add-on!
GetSavin' or any permutation of this is not in the Mozilla add-on directory.
The scary thing was that the damn thing was on the threshold of the Mozilla about:config command line. I'm the only one in my family who even knows what this is.
The scary thing was that the damn thing was on the threshold of the Mozilla about:config command line.
about:config is where Firefox and add-on preferences are stored. A preference making mention of an add-on is not unusual in itself. If you found something troubling, you'll have to detail what that is.
Re: Somehow the GetSavin 5.0 got into the 'about:config' menu - the place where one makes Firefox tweaks. I am only one in house who knows the about_config
I did not knowingly agree to any new add-on that I was aware of. I do check for those nasty little checked boxes that show up while you are busy installing something completely unrelated. I always "uncheck" them!!
However, getsavin has been harrassing my wife and I for about 3 weeks, shortly after I installed Wondershare's Video Editor. This seemed to be a promising program with features not found in Windows Live MovieMaker, MovieMaker 2.6 or MovieMaker 6, each of which has enormous drawbacks now that I have "move up" from XP and Vista to Sys 7!
The question is then for us: how do I get those irritating double underlined links which don't even have any relevance to anything we are typing, reading or browsing, but which keep opening balloons and new tabs in a very random and time consuming way!!!!!
I have seen quite a bit of advice when I google getsavin, but it has not been effective with FireFox as yet. The few instructions I found were apparently for a much earlier version of FF and didn't relate to the new control pattern.
I have FF 22 installed and the dreaded System 7 "running".
I have a Gateway with an Intel Pent D at 2.8Ghz & 2.79Ghz. 1 gig ram and 32 bit OS.