Chrome: 75 million users are running these malicious extensions

Η Google αφαίρεσε περισσότερες από 24 κακόβουλες επεκτάσεις του Chrome από το επίσημο Chrome Web Store. Αυτές οι επεκτάσεις εγκαταστάθηκαν περισσότερες από 75 εκατομμύρια φορές από of Chrome, who should remove them from their browsers immediately.

Wladimir Palant he found malicious extensions and published information about them on the Almost Secure blog. Palant reported a total of 34 malicious extensions to Google, but Google did not immediately remove the extensions.

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Avast confirmed the findings and Google pulled the extensions from the Chrome Web Store. Palant mentioned in a subsequent post that these were not all malicious extensions. A total of 8 were not removed by Google as they were added later by Palant and thus were not included in Avast's list.

Many of the extensions had millions of users, such as Autoskip for YouTube which had a weekly active user count of over 9 million.

The extensions discovered by Palant are about programs s videos, others that allow users to interact with video or audio, add visual changes, or claim to block ads.

Το κύριο πρόβλημα για τους χρήστες του Chrome είναι ότι η αφαίρεση των επεκτάσεων από το Chrome Web Store δεν τις αφαιρεί και από τον of the end user.

Here is the list of malicious extensions:

Name Weekly Active users ID
Autoskip for Youtube 9,008,298 lgjdgmdbfhobkdbcjnpnlmhnplnidkkp
soundboost 6,925,522 chmfnmjfghjpdamlofhlonnnnokkpbao
Crystal Adblock 6,869,278 lklmhefoneonjalpjcnhaidnodopinib
Brisk VPN 5,595,420 ciifcakemmcbbdpmljdohdmbodagmala
Clipboard Helper 3,499,233 meljmedplehjlnnaempfdoecookjenph
Maxi Refresher 3,483,639 lipmdblppejomolopniipdjlpfjcojob
Quick Translation 2,797,773 lmcboojgmmaafdmgacncdpjnpnnhpmei
Easyview view 2,786,137 icnekagcncdgpdnpoecofjinkplbnocm
PDF toolbox 2,782,790 bahogceckgcanpcoabcdgmoidngedmfo
Epsilon Ad blocker 2,571,050 bkpdalonclochcahhipekbnedhklcdnp
Craft Cursors 2,437,224 magnkhldhhgdlhikeighmhlhonpmlolk
Alfablocker ad blocker 2,430,636 edadmcnnkkkgmofibeehgaffppadbnbi
Zoom Plus 2,370,645 ajneghihjbebmnljfhlpdmjjpifeaokc
Base Image Downloader 2,366,136 nadenkhojomjfdcppbhhncbfakfjiabp
Clickish fun cursors 2,353,436 pbdpfhmbdldfoioggnphkiocpidecmbp
Cursor - A custom cursor 2,237,147 hdgdghnfcappcodemanhafioghjhlbpb
Amazing Dark Mode 2,228,049 fbjfihoienmhbjflbobnmimfijpngkpa
Maximum Color Changer for Youtube 2,226,293 kjeffohcijbnlkgoaibmdcfconakaajm
Awesome Auto Refresh 2,222,284 djmpbcihmblfdlkcfncodakgopmpgpgh
Venus Adblock 1,973,783 obeokabcpoilgegepbhlcleanmpgkhcp
Adblock Dragon 1,967,202 mcmdolplhpeopapnlpbjceoofpgmkahc
Readl Reader mode 1,852,707 dppnhoaonckcimpejpjodcdoenfjleme
Volume Frenzy 1,626,760 idgncaddojiejegdmkofblgplkgmeipk
Image download center 1,493,741 deebfeldnfhemlnidojiiidadkgnglpi
Font Customizer 1,471,726 gfbgiekofllpkpaoadjhbbfnljbcimoh
Easy Undo Closed Tabs 1,460,691 pbebadpeajadcmaoofljnnfgofehnpeo
Screence screen recorder 1,459,488 flmihfcdcgigpfcfjpdcniidbfnffdcf
OneCleaner 1,457,548 pinnfpbbjancnbidnnhpemakncopaega
repeat button 1,456,013 iicpikopjmmincpjkckdngpkmlcchold
Leap Video Downloader 1,454,917 bjlcpoknpgaoaollojjdnbdojdclidkh
Tap Image Downloader 1,451,822 okclicinnbnfkgchommiamjnkjcibfid
Qspeed Video Speed ​​Controller 732,250 pcjmcnhpobkjnhajhhleejfmpeoahclc
HyperVolume 592,479 hinhmojdkodmficpockledafoeodokmc
Light picture-in-picture 172,931 gcnceeflimggoamelclcbhcdggcmnglm The Best Technology Site in Greecefgns

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