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How can I load McAfee Web Boost (a Chrome extension) into Firefox?

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I got a new Dell laptop for Christmas and started using it a couple of weeks ago. Loading Firefox was one of the first actions I took. I have a McAfee subscription so I signed into my McAfee account so I could add it, and got a message asking if I would like to install McAfee Web Boost, an extension that automatically pauses videos unless I tell it to play them. I have a data cap, and this extension would help a lot with my data usage. I told it to install, and and it worked like a charm. My wife asked if I could install it on her computer, too. Here's where it gets weird. It's not in Firefox's list of extensions! Since McAfee loaded it on my computer, I contacted their tech support, asking it how I could load it onto my wife's Firefox browser. I was told the extension was for Chrome and they didn't make one for Firefox. I spent several minutes trying to tell the tech their Web Boost loaded into Firefox, the icon is there among my extensions, and the damn thing works. All the tech could do was load the extension into Chrome, which my wife hadn't uninstalled from her machine. The extension obviously works with Firefox, so how can I get it onto my wife's computer? The version is 1.0.0.25006.

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I've found one for you, Disable AutoPlay - Click to play!

Please remember, neither me or Mozilla are associated with the creator unless otherwise stated.

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Very unusual. If you follow the same actions on your wife's computer then the add-on may add but as it is a chrome web extension, there may malfunctions and/or errors during use of the add-on.

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Thanks for the reply but McAfee sent a popup offering to install it on my machine, and I told it to go ahead. Since it came from McAfee, I can't get the popup to appear from my end. McAfee tech tried to run me though their LiveSafe menu, but the extension wasn't there. She said they would be updating soon, which I figure is techspeak for "don't bother us. One of these days we'll get around to doing a Firefox extension..."

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The subject you posted "Chrome Extension" says it's for chrome not firefox.

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WestEnd said

The subject you posted "Chrome Extension" says it's for chrome not firefox.

Yes, it's true that it is a Chrome extension, but it works just fine on my Firefox browser. This thing stops auto play videos dead in their tracks. Anybody know of a Firefox extension that does the same thing?

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

I've found one for you, Disable AutoPlay - Click to play!

Please remember, neither me or Mozilla are associated with the creator unless otherwise stated.

Okulungisiwe ngu Ollie