In principle, this add-on to Firefox and Safari is a very useful piece of software that enables the user to capture either whole pages or portions of pages so that it can be annotated and saved as an image file for use elsewhere.
Unfortunately, it contains malware in the form of “superfish” which is meant to be some sort of price comparison software. Hovering over images on various websites instantly brought up a wide range of similar products as product and price comparisons.
The problem is that there was no mention of this malware prior to or during the installation of Awesome Screenshot. And as such it proved very difficult to actually pin down exactly where this rogue malware is coming from.
My recommendation is quite simple. Do not use the Awesome Screenshot plug-in. Find an alternative screen capture plug-in.
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