Burrito

Level 16
Verified
I tried the Disconnect for Chrome.

I ended up abandoning it as it broke too many web pages.

Great concept, but the application didn't work that well for me.

Disconnect and Privacy Badger sounded so good reading about them... but for both... too much trouble. But that was a year ago, they have been updated, things change.

Went back to UBlock Origin, Norton Safe Web.... and recently dumped the seeming do-nothing Bitdefender Traffic Light and added WDBP and Malwarebytes Browser Extension Beta -- which is very good.
 

Arequire

Level 23
Verified
Content Creator
Disconnect's tracker blocking is generally considered worse than the competition from EasyPrivacy and Ghostery.
 

Prorootect

Level 53
Verified
I've another big mystery of tmpaddon (2817 KB) file and other tmp-ian.xpi, tmp-mjp.xpi ... .xpi from Local Settings/Temp finds in CCleaner...
GIF89 xmp Creator Tool Adobe Photoshop CS6 xpacket mysterious inscriptions in Notepad...for now...


But dslreports.com found another culprit: Everyday Widevine and OpenH264 create a tmpaddon file. - Mozilla Software | DSLReports Forums

So in Firefox (and other FF based browsers) Addons/Plugins I've OpenH264 Video Codec on "Always Activate" - then click "Never Activate", it's disabled from now, that's all. My problem is gone forever, I hope...
This plugin is "automatically installed by Mozilla to comply with the WebRTC specification and to enable WebRTC calls..." (so it's for WebRTC I've disabled with "Disable WebRTC" add-on).

Thank you!

EDIT:
My hope was vain: I still get my problem, seen in CCleaner. I don't have any other plugins. Why then?...
 
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Pirate_fin

Level 1
There was a review of Disconnect on Firefox extensions page and it said that it's mining.

So can someone with skills to check if it's really mining, because then i'm going to uninstall it.

This is what the review said:
Disconnect SPY EXTENSION. Developer periodic mining in iframe(not detect standart methods).
PROCESS overload 15-20%! at your own risk
 

Danielx64

Level 10
Verified
There was a review of Disconnect on Firefox extensions page and it said that it's mining.

So can someone with skills to check if it's really mining, because then i'm going to uninstall it.

This is what the review said:
Where the full review?