YouTube Views drastically improves by malicious chrome extensions
At time, I was roaming around different website, I found an interesting YouTube news. A new Google chrome extension, which was recently came into existence named as Tiempo en Colombia en vivo, this is actually malware extension, basically translates a weather in Columbia. This malware actually gets noticed by one of the anti-malware software’s firm named as Malwarebytes. The purpose of this extension is to increase YouTube views maliciously, as it was reported by them.
Malwarebytes also note that this extension uses an advanced forced install trick, a website using a prompt dialogue box to prevent a user from leaving pages without a download. When you click on that it will redirect you to the chrome extension page. “We will remove this extension from individual machine whoever, harm by this extension”;Google says that. Malwarebytes is suggesting users to scan their system using its antimalware software, to free from any kind security issue.
A behavior of the Tiempo en colombia en vivo malicious extensions is:
- Ads, banners are inserted on a web page that you actually visited.
- Turning a random text into the hyperlinks
- System update or fake installation recommended message showing on banner
- Browser search term tracked or redirected, default search page will change as well.
Protect Your system From Tiempo en colombia en vivo extension:
Powerful anti malware which is capable of identifying this kind of extension, complete malware scan is recommended as well.
Window firewall must be kept on
Tiempo en colombia en vivo Extension will be removed by re-setting the Google chrome setting.
Play Red Ball Version 4 (Malicious Adware)
Another extension has discovered recently is the Play Red Bull, version 4, and it affects more than 25,000 users, this is available as a game version in chrome web store also gain nearly 4 stars rating. Once you have installed, its start generating ads. These ads appear in pop-unders, pop-ups, in-text link’s, banner’s and are usually noted as ‘Ads by Red Ball’.
When you unintentionally click on the ads it re-directs you to unsafe link or suspicious website or even third party websites. Most of secure and automated websites give you a signal for not to download or untested product and not been checked for adware, spyware and other inspection.
Many of the users have commented on the extension’s page that, this website redirects to YouTube and Gmail page. Some them noticed it will block the adobe flash player as well. Google gives a statement that they will remove malicious extension from the machine.
Conclusion: Don’t download any software or application from un-trusted website or don’t trust always on rating and stars, if the product has qualify safe test, then you can sure to download.