Late last week Mozilla reported that it had discovered two malware-ladened add-ons for the Firefox browser being offered on the official download site. It now turns out that one of add-ons labeled as toxic was in fact clean.
The add-on in question was Sothink Video Downloader 4.0. This add-on was incorrectly labeled as malware because one of the scanners that Mozilla had used to check all the add-ons available for download threw up a false-positive.
According to a Sothink spokesperson, the error arose because of the tool used to encrypt the download (a tool called Armadillo, which has been behind other false-positive reports because it is sometimes used by malware writers to encrypt toxic code).
Note: For those out there interested in such things, here's a Virustotal scan of the Sothink Video Downloader 4.0.
The Master Filer add-ondid still contain malware, and is believed to have infected fewer than 700 systems.