Two days ago I wrote about the malicious extensions I discovered in Chrome Web Store. At some point this article got noticed by Avast. Once their team confirmed my findings, Google finally reacted and started removing these extensions. Out of the 34 extensions I reported, only 8 extensions remain. These eight were all part of an update where I added 16 extensions to my list, an update that came too late for Avast to notice.
Note: Even for the removed extensions, it isn’t “mission accomplished” yet. Yes, the extensions can no longer be installed. However, the existing installations remain. From what I can tell, Google didn’t blocklist these extensions yet.
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