I "unknowingly" installed an extension/addon via Firefox created by brandthunder. I say "unknowingly" installed because somehow something an addon was installed called "Prestosavings." I use RoboForm and kept getting this popup message every time I tried to auto fill a form via RF:
I was going nuts trying to figure out what was happening! A "coupontool2" addon? Whenever I see the word "addon" I automatically know it's a Firefox thing. I never installed that so where was it coming from? I opened up my Error Console from a few sites and found tons of entries referring to "prestosavings". It was as if my browser had been hijacked! I did a little research and found this:
PrestoSavings :: Add-ons for Firefox
I had never installed that addon! I opened up my Profile folder and dug through the directories for any sign of the "PrestoSavings" monster! VOILA! Hidden away in the Chrome folder in firstname.lastname@example.org Extension folder. Hmmm....The PrestoSavings iframe.php was loading on every page I went to when I checked each page source! Hmmm...PrestoSavings bundled into my Personas? Not what I expected! Not what I requested! I quickly uninstalled the "email@example.com (took about 3 tries!) and another persona/skin (had the icon of the PrestoSavings) and NO more problems with RF. Again.....I did NOT install this PrestoSavings addon but it was installed - somehow Mysteriously - when I installed the firstname.lastname@example.org.
I just wanted to post this in case others are bombarded by the same problem. Do with it what you will.
Re: email@example.com in Extension folder
Thanks much for the reply, Tylerdowner. Unfortunately, Firefox 15 does not suit my needs and most of the addons and extensions I use with Firefox 4 haven't been compatible with any of the upgrades. Call me a simple girl who likes a simple UI. This shouldn't have happened to me no matter which version of Firefox I choose to use and I just don't want to see this happen to anyone else. Thanks for the offer of assistance to remove the PrestoSavings nightmare but I accomplished it on my own. Take care.