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What is Skipity and why does it show on my Firefox?

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What is Skipity and why does it show on my Firefox?

I use Firefox 3.6.22 on a Mandriva Linux desktop. Now between Translate and Facebook is something named Skipity. I have a feeling I have not seen it before, Anyway I do not like what it shown when clicking on it. How do I get rid of it?

Regards Lars Backman, Helsinki

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Re: What is Skipity and why does it show on my Firefox?

Hi lars.backman- Skipity is a search engine. It can be installed on Firefox as an Add-on. If you did this, you would be able to remove it from your Add-ons manager.

  • Firefox > Tools> Add-ons> Look under Extensions or Plugins for 'Skipity' and remove it
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Re: What is Skipity and why does it show on my Firefox?

Hello rbillings, This is what I did in the first place, but Skipity is not listed in either place. Nor are Screenshot, Translate or Facebook.

Regards Lars Backman

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Re: What is Skipity and why does it show on my Firefox?

That is a feature of the toolbar add-on those button are sitting on - maybe related to "saving videos". Open up View > Toolbars to see what the name of that toolbar is and then open Add-ons > Extensions and look for that toolbar extension. Look at Options for that extension and see if you can turn off that Skipity button.

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Re: What is Skipity and why does it show on my Firefox?

Skipity is part of Download youtube videos + 12.0 add on by konverts. this is the latest version. which has apparently been teamed up with facebook. so look under add ons/ extensions. to disable or remove.

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Re: What is Skipity and why does it show on my Firefox?

Remove Download youtube video 12.0 and Skipity is gone -- you won't find skipity as a separate addon -- and show your disdain for this type of treatment by PERMANENTLYboycotting both spotify and download youtube. This kind of malware (skipity has a worse "privacy policy" than Facebook and Google) that cannot be deactivated without removing a formerly useful add-on must be the newest things in drive-bys..

Note just went to skipity's website to complain and found out that you are REQUIRED to post your email -- nothing unusual about that, except it automatically rejects hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc domain names. THIS Company is pure poison to your privacy. DON'T USE IT: read what they laughingly call their privacy policy, it make FACEBOOK look like a bastion of privacy protection.

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Re: What is Skipity and why does it show on my Firefox?

Just remove the Download Youtube addon

New Contributor

Re: What is Skipity and why does it show on my Firefox?

Thanks for repeating what I said in the very first line of my post.

New Contributor

Re: What is Skipity and why does it show on my Firefox?

Hi to all helpers,

I'm glad you helped me (us) out with this pityful Skipity ; I was growing vey angry at it when seeing it wasn't suppressable by using the normal way. Thx again

MrMojo

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Re: What is Skipity and why does it show on my Firefox?

Thanks, but you must also click Restart Now.