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Potential adware plugin on Eclipse Marketplace - Eclipse Class Decompiler

It has been brought to the attention of the Eclipse Foundation that a listing on Eclipse Marketplace, called Eclipse Class Decompiler, contains binary code that could be used for adware and could potentially download files to Eclipse workspaces. The listing has been removed from Eclipse Marketplace and the Eclipse Foundation strongly suggests any Eclipse user to uninstall this plugin from their workspace.

The initial report demonstrating how this plugin could be used for adware was reported in a blog by a community member. The findings of this blog post have been confirmed by Eclipse Foundation staff. It is clear that this plugin includes code that is not appropriate behavior for the Eclipse users and community.

To remove this plugin, please do the following:

  1. Go to Help > About Eclipse > Installation Details
  2. Select the feature(s) belonging to the entry
  3. Press "Uninstall"
  4. Follow the wizard

If you have any questions about this bulletin, please send an email to EMO.

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