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Junkware Removal Tool - why does it remove non-malware Firefox settings?

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#1 FredThompson


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Posted 07 October 2014 - 10:08 AM

Junkware Removal Tool has consistnelty removed these from my Firefox user.prefs:


[File] C:\Users\...\AppData\Roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\...default\extensions\browserprotect@browserprotect.com.xpi


Successfully deleted the following from C:\Users\...default\prefs.js

user_pref("browser.search.useDBForOrder", true);
user_pref("browser.uiCustomization.state", "{\"placements\":{\"PanelUI-contents\":[\"edit-controls\",\"new-window-button\",\"privatebrowsing-button\",\"save-page-button\",\"pr
user_pref("browser.urlbar.maxRichResults", 5);
user_pref("extensions.SortCustomizationDialog.existingButtons", "{\"navigator-toolbox\":[\"wrapper-tphistorydropdown\",\"wrapper-FoxLingo-Galician\",\"wrapper-FoxLingo-Latin\"
user_pref("extensions.fontfinder@bendodson.com.contextmenu", false);
user_pref("extensions.fontfinder@bendodson.com.currentVersion", "1.1.1");
user_pref("extensions.getAddons.maxResults", 10);
user_pref("foxlingo.cm_toggle_all", false);


Why does it do this? I can understand it is impossible to tune for every possible Firefox add-on. Still, it is clearly removing things which are not problems.

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#2 thisisu


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Posted 07 October 2014 - 10:22 AM

They are false positives. I'll whitelist those in the next version. Thanks for bringing it to my attention

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