Can’t Install Firebug in Firefox

I ran into this problem where I was unable to install Firebug in Firefox. It would act like it was installing, Firefox would restart, but the plugin was simply not there.

A little research revealed there could be a variety of reasons for this, but for me it turned out Avast! antivirus was preventing it from working.

I disabled the Network service in Avast! long enough to try again, and it all worked.

Hopefully this will help someone else who runs into the problem.

About Will Chatham

Will Chatham is the Application Security Engineer at a cyber security research and development firm. Since Netscape 2.0, he has worked in a wide array of environments including non-profit, corporate, small business, and government. His varied background, from web developer to search engine optimizer to security professional, has helped him build a wide range of skills that help those with whom he works and teaches.
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