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FireFox 57.0b4 (64-bit) - Accessibility Instantiator

Anonymous 10 months ago • updated 4 months ago 4

For whatever reason - seems C:\Program Files (x86)\Unchecky\bin\unchecky_bg.exe is causing Accesibility Services to be instantiated in the latest FireFox Quantum beta.


about:support screenshot:





HTML source also...

Accessibility


Activated true
Prevent Accessibility 0
Accessible Handler Used true
Accessibility Instantiator UNKNOWN|C:\Program Files (x86)\Unchecky\bin\unchecky_bg.exe

Answer

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Unchecky uses accessibility to be able to detect and uncheck offers which appear in Firefox. Unfortunately, we didn't find another way which doesn't use accessibility, and doesn't involve an add-on (which has to be approved by the user).

Since Unchecky v1.1, you can exclude specific programs from Unchecky, so if that's important for you, you can exclude Firefox. But note that in that case, Unchecky won't be able to uncheck offers which appear on websites displayed in Firefox.

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Reason for posting as a possible bug is that unless necessary - invoking accessibility services will just add undue overhead to the system/browser and end users should not have to disable a feature to prevent accidental things


also - this could be a bug in Firefox but I wanted to post here as well just in case it wasn't

Answer

Unchecky uses accessibility to be able to detect and uncheck offers which appear in Firefox. Unfortunately, we didn't find another way which doesn't use accessibility, and doesn't involve an add-on (which has to be approved by the user).

Since Unchecky v1.1, you can exclude specific programs from Unchecky, so if that's important for you, you can exclude Firefox. But note that in that case, Unchecky won't be able to uncheck offers which appear on websites displayed in Firefox.

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Unchecky isn't supposed to do anything with the browser, only the software we're installing.

That's sounds like a way to make money by watching which websites we're browsing.

Seems pretty fishy to me.

I would be interested in an Unchecky Firefox extension instead of an accessibility feature. This would be neat, and I think extensions are the more supported method. I just had to disable the accessibility feature because it was making my Firefox lag every few seconds.