Where Microsoft regularly updates its toolbar there was an installation of an add-on that was installed to Mozilla Firefox, which was originally designed to Internet Explorer. When the user attempted to upgrade the tools bar according to what it was directed by Microsoft the toolbar, there were automatic updates available for these two browsers as well. The most significant aspect of this add-on was that the user was never required to give permission to update their browsers. Nobody has any concrete explanation for why this update for browsers has occurred even though it is clear that the Microsoft Company does not specify or provide any information about the update. office.com/setup
The most significant thing about this upgrade is, when the company announced the update it was not categorized as a normal optional, meaning the update must be performed through the users. The update was instead declared to be important, and it will allow the update to take place without permission from the user. This can happen at the moment the user selects the manual installation, without the computer seeking permission from the user in case he requires the particular update.
Ineffective information on Microsoft Support page
There was not much information about the updates. Additionally, the webpage where Microsoft describes the updates generally discusses these updates, but there aren't any specific information about the addon functionality that happens automatically.
When the addons for Internet Explorer, as well as the addon for FireFox was examined in depth the results were not an enormous added to the information or the information. The information could only be learned regarding the version that was upgraded and was not possible to find out about what the addons did in these updates. Additionally the moment they were removed there was no change, however deletion of the files was possible and it restored the original settings.
Mozilla customers are the the first to recognize changes
Internet Explorer users could not discern the changes to the installation due to the fact that when the internet browser launches following an update it does not immediately examination of the presence of the add-ons installed on the computer. However when using Firefox version, the scenario is different. Therefore, each user who updated their computer to the latest version of Firefox discovered that they had also an option they had not wanted and it was the Search tool that was available in the form of an add-on.
The installation process that was automated for the Search extension for helper occurred on all computers with the installation of the toolbar from Microsoft. There is no way to determine of the number of computers that fall into this category , and have the automatic installation completed however, the majority of new buyers of computers who had installed the program would have been able to get this extension on their systems.
Microsoft is not aware
The most important thing about the entire incident it that neither Microsoft nor Mozilla Firefox employees know about this update automatically. It is possible that they are not making it clear to the public the significance of what the entire episode is about. They also ensure that there aren't any security risks arising from this add-on, which automatically occurred on all PCs with the Microsoft Toolbar on them. office.com/myaccount