Firefox advises users to disable McAfee plugin
McAfee ScriptScan causes stability or security problems, Firefox reports
By Robert McMillan | Published: 11:29, 05 October 2011
Mozilla are advising Firefox users to disable McAfee's ScriptScan software, saying that it could cause "stability or security problems."
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. But according to Mozilla it has an unintended side effect: it can cause Firefox to crash... a lot.
In a note posted to its website, Mozilla said that the add-on "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, Mozilla said.
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