Unwanted HTTP-requests in Firefox


Problem

Today when I opened my Firebug panel to inspect a HTTP-request to localhost I found that there was just one request to localhost but also many other requests.

Another indicator of this behavior were the longer loading times of normally fast intranet and localhost sites.

I tried it on my other website where only a html-page, a style-sheet and one picture is delivered.

Normal amount of HTTP-requests

Normal amount of HTTP-requests

Today the request block in the network pane of firebug looked like this:

To much requests

To much requests

Approach

After some googling I found the advice to disable plugin by plugin to find out which plugin is responsible for these requests.

Solution

In my case the ‘request-behaviour’ was ok after I disabled the “HD Wizzard 5.2.8” plugin. Now I disabled and removed it.

HD Wizzard 5.2.8

HD Wizzard 5.2.8

I Inspected some of the requests which were made and found this:

Monetize your extension in one of the unwanted HTTP-requests

Monetize your extension in one of the unwanted HTTP-requests

I also found requests where the current visited page is submitted – this can be fatal if you are browsing in your companies intranet  🙁 .

When I googled for the email address in the picture above I found a other post in a forum at heise.de where users discussed about it. One user stated that in his case it was the “Video converter light”. So it seems that there are some plugins which use this kind ‘monetizer’.

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