Hijacked Google Chrome Extension Exposed More Than A Million Adware

According to the recent report of security experts, Chrome extension reveal million adware. On the August 1st, 2017 when System users updated the Web Developers, a deceptive extension allow them to use the several web developer tool. Numerous advertisements started to insert into the sites, after seeing ads confused System users have tried to make a contact with developers about such an issues and it was disclosed that extension was usually hijacked when developer exposed their credentials or confidential during the phishing attack. The dubious extension has really a million Windows System users and all of them exposed the malicious adware infection.

Among all adware infection, Liveadexchanger.com Pop-up is really very irritating in nature. The creator named “Chris Pederick” who is a director of the engineering at ‘Bleacher Report’ admit to falling for the phishing attack. In the recent blog post, he explains an experience, he said that he received an email which claims that Web Developer does not follow the Web Chrome store policies. He click on the provided link of an email and then keep his credentials to login into the developer account. Through these way, hackers got all needed details to access victim’s account details and upload more malicious adware.

Chris Pederick did not realize about the adware attack until he woke up on the next day at 9:25 am to System users reporting about the adware and unusual logging. After modifying his passwords, he signed-in into developer account and greeted with 0.4.9 version of extension that was released to user database of around the 1 million in time it took developer to detect what is actually going on and System users started to see annoying ads on entire webpages. In spam of 2 hours, dubious extension was taken out and the safe one was uploaded.

As soon the dubious version of Chrome extension has reached to one million strong user database, started complaining about the behavior of new malicious or dubious Potentially Unwanted Program named PC Protector Plus which is advertised to provide the 360 degree protection against the cyber attacks. It has the ability to collect your crucial data such as bookmarks, Internet history, and online activities to create the unique ID and display the numerous promotional materials in the default Internet browser.

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The Chrome Extension Developers Warned About Future Attacks

Before the Web Developer, the another dubious Chrome extension named Copyfish was hijacked by the cyber hackers who released an updated version, insert numerous annoying ads into sites. The creators of such an extension fell for the phishing attempt. Along with the successful phishing attack on Chrome extensions, Google has sent out the emails to another developers and warn them about the possible cyber attacks.

Manual Method To Delete Adware From Infected Browser & PC

  • Method 1 : Start Your Windows PC in Safe Mode with Networking
  • Method 2 : Uninstall Adware From Control Panel
  • Method 3 : Deleted Add-ons, Plug-ins & Extensions From Browser

Method 1 : Start Your Windows PC in Safe Mode with Networking

Tips For Windows XP/Vista/7

  • Restart your Windows PC.
  • Press F8 key constantly until you see the “Windows Advanced Option” screen on your desktop.

  • Lastly, select “Safe Mode with Networking” option using the arrow key of your keyboard and then after hit on “Enter” button.

Tips For Windows 8/10

  • Reboot your PC.
  • Select “Troubleshoot” option.
  • Now, choose “Advanced options”.
  • Move your cursor and click on the “Startup Settings” option.
  • Click your mouse on “Restart” button.
  • Press 5 or use arrow key to select option of “Enable Safe Mode with Networking”.

Method 2 : Uninstall Adware From Control Panel

From Windows XP/Vista/7

  • Go to the Start menu which is usually located at the bottom left corner of the screen and then choose “Control Panel” option.

  • In the Next Window, click on “Uninstall a Program” option.
  • From the list of all installed program, select all adware related applications and then click on the “Uninstall” button.

From Windows 8/8.1

  • Click on the Start button and choose “Control Panel”.
  • Move your cursor and click on the option of Uninstall a Program.
  • Lastly, locate all adware related application and then after click on “Uninstall” button.

From Windows 10

  • Go to Start menu and select Settings.

  • Now, choose “System” menu.
  • Click on the “Apps & Features” option.
  • Select adware related all dubious application from the appearing list and click on the Uninstall button.

Method 3 : Deleted Add-ons, Plug-ins & Extensions From Browser

Tips To Delete Malicious Extensions From Google Chrome

  • Launch your Chrome browser and click on (⋮) icon.

  • Go to Tools > Extensions.
  • Find out all malicious add-ons or extensions and then after click on the “Trash” icon.

Tips To Delete Malicious Extensions From Mozilla Firefox

  • Start your Firefox browser and then after click on the “gear” icon.
  • From the drop down menu, choose “Add-ons” option.

  • From the left panel, choose Extensions and from the right panel select malicious extensions to remove it.

Tips To Delete Malicious Extensions From Internet Explorer

  • First of all open IE browser and then click on the “Tools” menu.
  • From the drop down list, choose “Manage Add-ons” option.
  • From the left panel select “Toolbar & Extensions” option.
  • From the right panel choose malicious extensions and then click on “Disable” button to remove it.

Hijacked Google Chrome Extension Exposed More Than A Million Adware