Google kills off adware-injecting Chrome extensions

Google Chrome Adware Extensions

Over the weekend we learned about a devious new way for spammers to make money: By buying up third-party Chrome extensions and then using them to inject adware into users’ browsers. This means that anyone who has installed a compromised Chrome extension is likely to see ads pop up just about everywhere while they’re surfing the web, which obviously makes using Chrome as your web browser much more annoying.

The good news, per The Wall Street Journal, is that Google has killed off the “Add to Feedly” and “Tweet This Page” extensions that many users had complained injected adware into Chrome. The Journal notes that this likely won’t be the end of Chrome’s adware problems since developers for popular Chrome extensions have said they’ve been offered cash to add in adware code to their products.

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