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Mozilla Flips Kill-Switch On Skype Toolbar

January 21st, 2011 01:05 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “Whenever Skype is installed or updated, it automatically installs the Skype Toolbar add-on for Firefox. Unfortunately, the add-on causes serious performance problems, slowing down some operations by a factor of 300 and is one of the top causes for Firefox crashes. As a result, Mozilla has decided to ‘soft-block’ the add-on, effectively killing it on all Firefox installs unless the user intentionally re-enables it. Given the extreme popularity of Skype, this has ramifications for millions of users.”

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