Cognitive Dissonance or Paranioa? This plugin is hosted on semi-official mozilla development forum, how can it be malware...right?
Yet, have been wasting hours looking for what was causing stupid download access errors on various folders, mainly the desktop though, and leaving behind .part files. Of course I couldn't find anything because of 'betty-dumbass' and her billions of hijackthis internet log pullution everywhere.
Could it have been right in front of my face this whole time. I uninstalled this klugey garbage based on this thread and what do you know, everything works again.
So now, this is where I begin the paranoia portion. I tried posting a review for the add on over at mozilla and the second time I went to this URL it told me that this site was unavailable (see attached/below image)
So I cut and pasted the URL over to Opera and the site comes right up.
If that wasn't enough, since I still couldn't quite bring myself to believe it, when I tried posting the actual review here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/download-statusbar/reviews/
... the site returned a 'service unavailable' error. Same thing, I went to Opera browser and posted the review no problem. Now this could just be coincidence, and/or me going insane, but something smells here.