Two days ago an extension wanted to install itself on my computer: "adblock shield light
1.3.9" for Firefox. I have Adblock
but this was adblock
, (not a big 'A'), so I hesitated and went searching for clues on the Internet as to what it was. I've found nothing, but I got curious, so I made a backup and installed it anyway. To my surprise there are no
informations about it in Addons; Firefox 42 > Tools > Addons > "More", leads to nothing but the name! I don't understand how it can be version 1.3.9 and be unknown. However, I am not scared (at least not yet), because I have not seen any difference in my computer (32-bits laptop Win 10 Pro)'s performance, and "no malware was found".
But the situation itself keeps nagging me: Where the heck does this little addon come from? Adblock doesn't mention such a thing, and the Internet in general claims it to be unknown! Maybe it has nothing to do with Adblock, and maybe it has. I don't know. Do you? Am I infected? No, of course not.
adblock shield light, anyone?