Malicious Chrome extension is next to impossible to manually remove
Malicious Chrome extension is next to impossible to manually remove published by nherting
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Posted on 2018-01-20
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Proving once again that Google Chrome extensions are the Achilles heel of what's arguably the Internet's most secure browser, a researcher has documented a malicious add-on that tricks users into installing it and then, he said, is nearly impossible for most to manually uninstall. It was available for download on Google servers until Wednesday, 19 days after it was privately reported to Google security officials, a researcher said.
Arntz said he found a Firefox extension that also resisted user attempts to uninstall it, but the block was relatively easy to bypass. The researcher has yet to find any indication the add-on was available in the Firefox Extensions store.
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