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jguenrdc Champion 246 posts since
Dec 22, 2006
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Nov 16, 2011 12:44 PM

Firefox 8 and VSE 8.8 P1 Add-In

I have Windows XP Pro SP3 systems with Firefox 8 and VSE 8 installed.  After upgrading to VSE 8.8 P1, the next time Firefox is opened, an extra browser tab opens with the attached message.

 

Is this supposed to happen?  What if the user does not allow the installation?  Why is there no real name or version number?

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  • avbohemen Newcomer 5 posts since
    Dec 3, 2010
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    1. Nov 28, 2011 6:21 AM (in response to jguenrdc)
    Re: Firefox 8 and VSE 8.8 P1 Add-In

    This is probably the ScriptScan component for Firefox. Too bad McAfee did not supply the product name and version number (looks like they forgot to replace some variables), then we would have been sure. However, Scriptscan is on Mozilla's blocklist: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/blocked/i42 so it probably won't work anyway.

     

    The reason you are seeing this message is because from Firefox 8 onwards, extensions and plugins cannot be installed by applications silently anymore, user interaction/approval is required: http://blog.mozilla.com/addons/2011/08/11/strengthening-user-control-of-add-ons/

  • looc Newcomer 16 posts since
    Mar 1, 2007
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    2. Dec 8, 2011 9:16 AM (in response to avbohemen)
    Re: Firefox 8 and VSE 8.8 P1 Add-In

    Hi

    Is there any way to install vs 8.8 p1 and not include the firefox plugin?

    I´m installing using EPO 4.6

     

    //Bjorn

  • wwarren McAfee SME 766 posts since
    Nov 3, 2009
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    3. Dec 8, 2011 2:06 PM (in response to looc)
    Re: Firefox 8 and VSE 8.8 P1 Add-In

    looc wrote:

     

    Hi

    Is there any way to install vs 8.8 p1 and not include the firefox plugin?

    I´m installing using EPO 4.6

     

    //Bjorn


    If anything is to work, it would be to install the product without the ScriptScan feature (see the Installation Guide for command line options that control what features get installed). Are you sure you want to do that though, because the feature adds value... for the browsers it supports anyways .

  • metalhead Champion 704 posts since
    May 18, 2004
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    4. Jan 23, 2012 1:21 PM (in response to looc)
    Re: Firefox 8 and VSE 8.8 P1 Add-In

    You must add the following command line to your product deployment task for VSE 8.8 in ePO:

     

    ADDLOCAL=All REMOVE=ScriptScan

     

    Note: This will only work for newly installed client it will not remove ScriptScan from existing VSE installation. Therfore you cann run

     

    setupvse.exe REMOVE=ScriptScan

     

    with the above command-line paramaters at the workstations.

     

    Also note that this will remove ScriptScan functionality from Internet Explorer as well. Currently only Firefox up to version 4.x is supported for VSE8.8 Patch 1.

     

    Regards Tom

  • PhilR Apprentice 336 posts since
    May 21, 2009
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    7. Feb 3, 2012 7:43 AM (in response to jguenrdc)
    Re: Firefox 8 and VSE 8.8 P1 Add-In

    Odd, the addon shows as enabled in Firefox 11 beta test build here.  Didn't have a problem with it with Firefox 10 either.

  • andyross Apprentice 146 posts since
    Nov 25, 2008
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    8. Feb 3, 2012 12:08 PM (in response to jguenrdc)
    Re: Firefox 8 and VSE 8.8 P1 Add-In

    Most add-ins should have an install.rdf file. It's in your user profile area. It's a plain text file. It contains a max version string you can edit. I do that with Google Toolbar. The location of the file somewhat varies depending on the version of Windows, as they keep moving and renaming the user directories. It's probably under the Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\default.lws\extensions. You then need to figure out the CLSID for the add-in and look through the .rdf files to figure out which to edit.

     

    There is also an add-in that can let you override version checking.

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