ScriptScan ships with McAfee’s VirusScan antivirus program. It’s designed to keep Web surfers safe by scanning for any malicious scripting code that might be running in the browser. According to Mozilla, however, it has an unintended side effect: It can cause Firefox to crash…a lot.
Mozilla said that the extension “causes a high volume of crashes,” and is “strongly encouraging” users to disable the software. The warning applies to all users of version 14.4.0 and below of the plugin.
The Firefox browser started popping up warning messages Monday, advising that users disable the software.
In McAfee user forums, there is a smattering of complaints about the Firefox problem.
The problem affects Firefox 7 users and McAfee has identified the cause and is working actively with the Firefox team to resolve this issue and expects to roll out an update shortly. - Francie Coulter, a McAfee spokeswoman.
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