What's new in this version?
See our version history page at the Firefox add-ons site for details about this update.
What is Security Plus?
Security Plus is a free virus, malware scanning service powered by VirusTotal's Public API.
What can I expect from Security Plus extension?
Is there a way to increase my protection even more?
Yes, there is a blog post on "webextension.org/blog" which I recommend to take a look at, https://webextension.org/blog/2015/05/16/tracker-and-script-blocker-extensions-for-firefox.html
How does Security Plus work?
After installation, a new item will be appended to your context menu whenever a link is selected. By clicking on the item, a bar appears in the page to inform you about the progress of submission of the link to the VirusTotal service. After a while you will get informed about the results of virus scanning.
Why is Security Plus not working after installation?
After successful installation, an item is appended to the right click context-menu over links. If the item is attached but Security Plus is still not working, most likely you have forgotten to refresh the page once after installation. Please note that the refresh is not required anymore for Security Plus 0.1.3 onward only in Firefox browser.
What is the meaning of "Failed, exceeded the request rate limit" error message?
Security Plus uses VirusTotal as the virus scanning engine. VirusTotal only allows 4 scans per minute. If you get the exceed rate limit error, you need to wait for about a minute before requesting a new scan. Security Plus is designed to handle the rate limit internally, however, after installation or activation the error might occur as the history of the last scan is not available anymore.
After installation there is no item in the right click context-menu. Anyway to fix this?
Please note that the item is only appended to the context-menu for right-click over links. If still you cannot see the item appended, please try the extension on a clean profile, https://webextension.org/blog/2016/01/30/how-to-use-firefox-profile-manager.html to make sure this is not a compatibility error. Also you can report the problem by opening a new bug report on the GitHub repo or adding a comment in the comment section of this page.
How to install the extension from source (XPI file)?
The executable files are available in the GitHub repository under "src.safariextension/executables" directory. Based on your browser select the proper executable and drag & drop it into your browser.
How can I uninstall Security plus on Firefox?
If you wish to uninstall or disable Security Plus, please follow the instruction on https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-or-remove-add-ons.
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