Unwanted automatic install of extensions - possibly by Mozilla

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Unwanted automatic install of extensions - possibly by Mozilla

Unread postby adesh » Thu, 22 Mar 2018, 17:55

This is weird. After a week of usage, today, I see two extra extensions installed in my Nightly browser (custom built). The extensions are: ADB Helper and Valence. I did not install these and I don't remember giving any permission of that kind. These extensions seems to be featured/sponsored by Mozilla and somehow they have found a way to leak them into my browser.

So, I guess we have missed some code in addons manager, which still talks to Mozilla.

I think platform specific details are largely irrelevant here, but anyway:
OS: Mac OS 10.13.3 High Sierra
Commit: https://github.com/MoonchildProductions ... 994d84c963 (latest master)

Below is my .mozconfig.
ac_add_options --enable-application=browser

ac_add_options --enable-optimize="-O2 -msse2 -mfpmath=sse"

ac_add_options --disable-updater
ac_add_options --disable-tests
ac_add_options --disable-parental-controls
ac_add_options --disable-accessibility
ac_add_options --disable-crashreporter

export MOZ_TELEMETRY_REPORTING=
MOZ_ADDON_SIGNING=
MOZ_REQUIRE_SIGNING=
mk_add_options MOZ_PGO=

ac_add_options --enable-jemalloc
ac_add_options --with-pthreads
ac_add_options --enable-strip

Found an old article about the exact same issue: http://techdows.com/2015/08/shocking-fi ... d-ons.html

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Re: Unwanted automatic install of extensions - possibly by Mozilla

Unread postby GMforker » Thu, 22 Mar 2018, 18:57

Confirmed. IMHO, the following settings should be the default (for moebius/UXP):

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devtools.webide.enabled=false
devtools.webide.autoinstallADBHelper=false
devtools.webide.autoinstallFxdtAdapters=false
devtools.webide.autoConnectRuntime=false
Last edited by GMforker on Thu, 22 Mar 2018, 18:57, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Unwanted automatic install of extensions - possibly by Mozilla

Unread postby Moonchild » Fri, 23 Mar 2018, 06:13

But don't you want devtools-as-a-service? 8-)
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