Fake extension for Chrome web browser

The Google Chrome web browser has by far the most users among all web browsers, as it is very easy to use, fast, secure and highly flexible. This enables the installation of extensions, which can be used to further improve the user experience and simplify everyday web browsing.

Unfortunately, extensions are also popular with cybercriminals. They try to convince users to install extensions enriched with malicious code. This is exactly what happened recently with one of the extensions for the Google Chrome web browser. Internet criminals have prepared a fake “Internet Download Manager” extension for the latter, which, unfortunately, has been installed by as many as 200,000 users of the Chrome web browser.

The fake “Internet Download Manager” extension has been present on the official Chrome Web Store portal since at least June 2019. It made sure to open links to fake websites, change the default web search engine, show users windows to download various fake patches, and more.

If you have accidentally installed the fake “Internet Download Manager” extension yourself, remove it immediately. You can do this by clicking on the three vertical dots at the top right of the Chrome browser, selecting “More tools” or in English “More tools” and clicking on “Extensions”. Simply remove the fake extension by clicking the “Remove” button.

Source: Računalništvo in telefonija – Računalniške novice by racunalniske-novice.com.

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