Google Chrome: Fake Ad Blockers

By jobeard · 9 replies
Apr 19, 2018
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  1. There's lots of them so says Jason Murdock of Newsweek.

    Here is the full list.

    We have reported these extensions to Google. Hopefully, they will be taken down soon.
    It's convoluted and arduous to chase down this stuff.

     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2018
  2. Addicted2PC

    Addicted2PC TS Rookie

    First of all, just because an extension can be found promoted through a web store like Chrome web store, it does not mean it is all reliable and useful. A lot of tools get reported after a few weeks after their release and get blocked and removed by Google for being harmful or potentially unwanted.

    Second, it is always advisable to run a web search on any free or paid tool you want to install because you may actually find tons of articles on how and why you need to remove that particular extension or software. Most of these are potentially unwanted programs, adware apps, or browser hijackers.
     
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,116   +4,026

    So they are reporting those extensions as Malware? Let me know should uBlock Origins be added to the list.

    It would be a better article if a true ad-blocker list was added as substitute for the fake ad-blockers. Because when people read they are likely to try another fake one.
     
  4. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,726   +453

  5. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,726   +453

    Hi @jobeard FYI. All your links are 404,s, what ever that's worth?;)
     
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,116   +4,026

    Try again. I get that all the time. It is usually a temporary problem.

    Or it could be a side effect of them taking the extensions down.
     
  7. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,726   +453

    Hi I'm thinking they have taken the extensions down. That's why I posted my reply.
     
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,116   +4,026

    You said all the links though. There are two links that are not for the extensions. I corresponded for both groups.
     
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 11,675   +1,220

    Thanks for the feedback - - YES all four links for the add-ons are now 404, Not Found.

    The AdGuard link is still good :)
     
  10. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,726   +453

    Hi Your welcome! Thank you for your information.
     

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