Beware! These Chrome And Firefox Extensions Are Impossible To Remove

Beware! These Chrome And Firefox Extensions Are Impossible To Remove

Beware! These Chrome And Firefox Extensions Are Impossible To Remove

Beware! These Chrome And Firefox Extensions Are Impossible To Remove: Whenever we talk about Web browser, Google Chrome comes first in our mind. Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers that is used by the majority of Windows users. Recently, security researchers have spotted malicious add-ons on Chrome browser that’s impossible to delete.

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These extensions have been found in both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Developers of these add-ons redirect users away from web pages where they can remove the extensions. These extensions can also hijack traffic for driving clicks on other web pages.

On Google Chrome, security researchers have found an extension which is named Tiempo en colombia en vivo. The extension was pushed on the browser via a method called “Forced Chrome Extension”. To restrict users from uninstalling the extension, it redirects the users from chrome://extensions/ to chrome://apps/?r=extensions.

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The worst part about this is that even blocking the Javascript files or starting Chrome with disabled extension doesn’t help. The only way to stop the extensions is by renaming the 1499654451774.js file in the extension folder.

Malwarebytes found a similar type of extension in Firefox browser. However, the Firefox add-on is named as PUP.Optional.FFHelperProtection. The add-on blocks users from removing it. However, removing the extension from Firefox browser is easy because you can see all the installed extensions in Firefox Safe mode.

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So, the best way to avoid these type of extensions is by surfing the web with caution. Having proper security solution also adds an extra layer of security. So, what’s your opinion on these extensions? Discuss with us in the comments.

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