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  • 23 February 2020
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KIS keeps giving me a notification telling me to install the Kaspersky Protection add-on to Firefox.  But when I try to Firefox tells me that it’s not recommended.

Why is this happening, and could Kaspersky please do whatever is needed to allow Mozilla to recommend it?

I’m using Firefox 73.0.1 and Windows 10 Home.

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Best answer by harlan4096 23 February 2020, 15:02

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@ptoye,

Mozilla has a Recommended extensions program - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recommended-extensions-program. Now it includes only 97 extensions.
Among them, now there is not a single extension from antivirus programs.
The extension from Kaspersky is currently not included in this list either.

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https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/kaspersky-protection-2020/

 

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/20/has-mozilla-created-a-two-tier-add-ons-system/

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@harlan4096, the question was about it:

Thanks for the second link.

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Thanks @andrew75  - but not a lot of help unfortunately. Mozilla seem to have gone into paranoia mode.

I looked at your link and at the bottom there’s an article on how to suggest add-ons. Unfortunately it says “Yes. If there’s extension you feel should be Recommended, please email amo-featured [at] mozilla [dot] org with a link to its AMO listing page. “ without telling you what on earth an “AMO listing page” is… Would KIS have such a thing?

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@ptoye, I do not work in the company, so I can not answer you. I think Kaspersky is working on this.

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@andrew75  Thanks. Does anyone from Kaspersky monitor this forum? Or is it better to raise a support ticket?

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@ptoye, it is better to write a request to tech support.

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I think it's quite simple:

Mozilla addresses all FF users with the recommended add-ons.
Since the majority of users do not use a KL product, the KL AddOn is useless for them. Therefore there is no general recommendation.

PS: AMO = Addons.Mozilla.Org

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@Schulte Agreed. But my point is that Mozilla actively discourages users from using add-ons that aren’t recommended. I don’t read ‘recommended’ as meaning ‘generally recommended’. That would be far too restrictive. I read it as meaning ‘Mozilla has agreed that this add-on is harmless and can therefore be recommended if it would be useful to the user’.

It would, I think, be reasonable for Kaspersky to ask Mozilla to evaluate the KP add-on and either add it to the list of recommended add-ons or to state publicly why they will not.

PS: I will mail the AMO site to see what happens.