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Uninstall Kaspersky URL Advisor From Firefox

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Here’s a neat trick for Firefox users …

Security companies these days often add extensions, plug-ins and add-ons to web browsers. The two big dogs Norton and Kaspersky do that for instance. Kaspersky adds the add-on Kaspersky URL Advisor to the Firefox web browser upon installation. As usual, those add-ons can be disabled but not uninstalled in the browser. The Uninstall button is grayed out in Firefox.

We have criticized the behavior in the past, that Firefox allows installations of add-ons, and plug-ins by the way, without the user’s consent. It probably would not be to difficulty to display a notification if a program tries to install an add-on to give the user the choice to allow or disallow the installation.