@anonymous-piwik-user opened this issue on April 30th 2009

Hi folks, since putting in Piwik(0.2.34) JS in one of our website I've noticed that it actually triggers the QuickTime PlugIn(QuickTime\qttask.exe) in IE6 which in return brings up my firewall alert box! I guess it comes from Visitors->Settings->Plugins, so is there a way to disable this for a particular PlugIn?

Shouldn't these things under all circumstances be avoided and everything be carried out very discrete? This may look like Piwik is snooping arround a bit to much in peoples computers, I'd say!

@robocoder commented on April 30th 2009

This is currently by design. piwik.js tries to load the QuickTime helper ActiveX object to see if the plugin is installed. If I'm not mistaken, the firewall alert is probably triggering on "QT phone home", i.e., the QT plugin checks to see if there's a new version of the player available.

Note: more plugin detection is planned for #346.

@anonymous-piwik-user commented on May 1st 2009

Yes, I understand it's "by design" it's just, on a corporate level this will stop us using Piwik for now, unfortunately. Any chance you could point me to the JS code to disable these PlugIn checks, please? We'd be ok to have the whole PlugIn section not logging anything.


@robocoder commented on May 1st 2009

In piwik.js, search for the string "Quicktime.Quicktime" and rename it to something like "Quicktimecheck.disabled". This leaves the plugin detection code intact for other plugins.

Alternately, change this function:

function _pk_plug_ie(dummy) { return false; }

to disable plugin detection on IE.

An upcoming release will have a new piwik.js.

@anonymous-piwik-user commented on May 3rd 2009

This is excellent thank you so much and good news for the future too very much appreciated ;-)

@mattab commented on May 8th 2009

won't provide plugin detection disable method. but will kill quicktime detection all together

This issue was closed on May 8th 2009
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