Skype add-on warning

  thumbscrew 18:06 21 Jan 2011

My Firefox screen has just flashed up a security warning concerning a Skype add-on. It stated it was a security risk and the action was to restart Firefox. I did so and it then didn't want to reload. I cancelled and then clicked on Firefox and it loaded. Anyone know anything about this?

  AroundAgain 19:02 21 Jan 2011

I've just had the same (using FF too) but clicked on 'Cancel' and am carrying on. Be interesed to read further posts, of course.

I don't use Skype, as it happens, so would quite happily uninstall if necessary.


  Woolwell 20:08 21 Jan 2011

My warning stated that the add-on was known to cause crashes. Since I don't use the add-on I was quite happy to have it disabled.

  thumbscrew 20:15 21 Jan 2011

Cheers both, does either one of you know whether, restarting, automatically disabled it?

  AroundAgain 11:43 22 Jan 2011

I've just checked via Tools, Addons and found Skype to be greyed out and a red exclamation mark against it. I don't use it so have uninstalled it now.

I would suspect your Skype may be disabled, then. Check via Tools etc.

  birdface 12:02 23 Jan 2011

This looks like it was the problem.

click here

  thumbscrew 15:30 24 Jan 2011

Thanks both, very helpful.

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