This is not about a favourite FF add-on, but about a SCAM/PHISHING WARNING re the sourceforge optimizeGoogle
The project was apparently discontinued per post dated 2012-02-13:
After releasing a few updates, but far less than we wanted, we’ve made the decision to stop the OptimizeGoogle Project.
The reasons for the decision were that there were not enough people on the team to keep it going. Google is changing things every day and it has become more and more frustrating to look at all the functions go broke piece by piece.
The code will remain GPL, perhaps another person or team is interested in picking this up.
For now, thank you for all your patience, feedback and support.
OptimizeGoogle is a Firefox extension that enhances Google search results and other pages by adding extra information and removing unwanted information. Created to maintain and improve CustomizeGoogle which seems to have been abandoned.
add-on links to seem to have been hijacked by a scam/phishing site.
Clicking on optimizegoogle.com
will take you to a scam that detects your IP address location and delivers a page that masquerades as a Google YouTube lookalike page, or it asks you to join in a 30-second survey or gives the "Congratulations! You have just won an iPod" sort of page.
Under some circumstances, Ghostery intercepts the link and reports that:
Ghostery prevented a redirect fromRecommendation:
52664.quikker.com to ck.ads.affinity.com,
which is part of Affinity.
If you have the sourceforge optimizeGoogle add-on, then disable it and delete it.