Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Added without permission by eBay, likely when the latest version of SKYPE was updated. No option to not install with update.

Easy enough to uninstall from Firefox's Add-On Menu but not OK to install without permission.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.14344). 

Response to your review of the Browser Highlighter

Dear bryskyd,

We are sorry to hear that you are unhappy with The Browser Highlighter.
I would like to take a moment to respond to you regarding the plugin's installation.

The Browser Highlighter is a browser plug-in that is only installed when our users provide their express consent. In order to complete our download, each user must accept both our T's & C's and our privacy policy.

Again, we are sorry you are unsatisfied. We have built various ways to uninstall our application, including a link in the "Add/Remove Programs" list.

Thank you for your feedback,


The Browser Highlighter Team

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Avoid This Add-on Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I can't figure out how I got infected with this adware, but unfortunately there's no way to uninstall it. It places eBay advertising on websites that are totally unrelated to eBay. Unless you want more ads in your life, you should avoid this add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.14344). 

Response to your review of the Browser Highlighter

Dear Cyrus Bane,

We are sorry to see that you are unhappy with The Browser Highlighter.
We would like to take a moment to touch on some items you wrote about in your review.

The Browser Highlighter is a downloadable piece of software that can only be installed after our user accepts our T's & C's and privacy policy. In order to download our application, which most likely happened in a bundle with the Skype client, you would have had to have provided your expressed consent.

If you are still unsatisfied the product, it is very easy to uninstall. You can uninstall the Browser highlighter using the Firefox add-on manager and/or the uninstall wizard in the add/removes program build into your operating system.

Thank you for your feedback,

The Browser Highlighter Team

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I don't know how this was installed on my system, but I suspect it snuck in when I updated Skype. Not wanted, and cannot uninstall. Avoid like the plague, for bad manners if nothing else.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.14344). 

Response to your review of the Browser Highlighter

Dear westwind429,

We are sorry to see that you are unhappy with the Browser highlighter. I would like to take a couple of minutes to touch on some concerns in your review.

The Browser Highlighter is a browser plug-in that is only installed when our users agree to our T's & C's and privacy policy. In order for our application to be installed you have had to have had provided your expressed consent.

If you are still unsatisfied with the product, it is very easy to uninstall. You can uninstall it from the Firefox add-on manager and/or using your windows uninstall wizard from your add/removes program.

It was not our intention to have bad manners and again we are very sorry you were displeased.


Thank you,


The Browser Highlighter Team

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injects JS into pages Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I don't know how this addon got onto my FF, but I didn't authorize it. And it gave me quite a scare. This addon injects JavaScript into pages that you view. I am not JS savvy enough to know if this plugin is malicious or not, but it freaked me out when I suddenly saw JS being injected on pages on my own website. It wasn't until several minutes of troubleshooting later that I realized that it wasn't a hacker, it was a FF addon. With all the XSS going on these days, it gives people quite a scare when you see JS that you didn't write appearing in your own webpages.

If you guys at ebay want to inject JS on your own ebay pages, that's one thing. But this injects it on every web page and inputs hidden fields into forms. That is not cool. Even if it isn't malicious, some of your functions have pretty obscure and generic names that could conflict with existing JS and it doesn't make it clear that its coming from this plugin. By the looks of that code, it seriously looks like something a hacker would inject.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.14344). 

Response to your review of the Browser Highlighter

Dear BogusRed,

The Browser Highlighter is a browser plug-in that can only be installed with expressed consent of both our T's & C's and Privacy Policy. Your installation most likely came as part of a bundle with the Skype client.


The Browser Highlighter consists of a number of distinct features, including the ability to get real time eBay auction alerts and to perform eBay product comparisons on non-eBay sites. Furthermore, when the Browser Highlighter finds a page that has relevant content, it will insert some JavaScript that lets the browser content interact with our plug-in. Virtually all browser plug-ins that interact with page content perform this type of action as it is the prescribed method of interaction by the browser vendors themselves. The various features of this particular plug-in can be individually disabled using the plug-in preferences or the entire plug-in can be uninstalled if you prefer. With that said, if you have other suggestions on how we may be able to access page content, we are all ears.

We apologize for the scare and really appreciate your feedback.

Thank you,

The Browser Highlighter Team

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Use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Browser Highlighter User Agreement and Privacy Policy.