How to get the name of an add-on I already deleted
Today I have noticed I was using an adblock extension, which is not in the Firefox store anymore. After further inspection I have noticed I was not using the original uBlock Origin but some sort of a clone which had a very similar logo and practically the same name. I have removed that extension from the browser and now I have uBlock Origin, however, I wonder if any data was stolen while using it (passwords, personal names, credit card information, etc.).
My question is, is there any history stored locally, where I could see what permission, I gave to the clone version of uBlock Origin? At this point I don't even know the specific name of that add-on, is it possible to at least get the name? That way I would look up what I was using.
Also, are there any known scams, where uBlock Origin clone was in the Firefox store and it gathered personal data? So far I am familiar with the fake ad blocking extensions that was “cookie stuffing,” and used that for an ad fraud scheme.
Thank you for your time and help.
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I don't see anything about history like what your asking or Addon manager. Only other contact is for you to contact the Addon developer and ask them. Firefox has no control how Addon works or collects they host the Addon site for user to pick and choose what they use. And security concerns should be directed to the Addon developer not Firefox forum.
Thank you for reply. I would contact the Addon developer, however, I already removed the Addon and now I don't know who the developer is. That is why I am asking if there is a history of Addons I installed and removed.
It's not up to Firefox forum users to track whom Addon developers are beyond the Addons firefox site verifying they work on firefox. It's not like Android app that has a google site that has a listing of your Apps that were installed and removed that requires server space of which Firefox has no way to pay for that amount of storage.
So there is no way I can see what Addon I had installed? At least the name. Not even in the profile folder?
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