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Your Browser extensions, video downloaders might be infected with this virus in Chrome

If you are using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser, then you must know these malicious types of extensions, which you might have installed for downloading video from youtube, Facebook, or Instagram.

These types of malicious extension capture user’s personal data such as email, contact number, and sensitive things like a password or Bank Details. According to Avast, around 3 million people have been infected with such extensions. Therefore, you must be careful while adding this extension to your browser.

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Here is the list of 28 malicious extensions that you must remove or be careful before using them. According to Avast, these extensions contain some malicious, which might redirect traffic to ads, phishing sites, collect browser history, and many more. Below is the list for Chrome Browser:

  • Direct Message for Instagram
  • DM for Instagram
  • Invisible mode for Instagram Direct Message
  • Downloader for Instagram
  • App Phone for Instagram
  • Stories for Instagram
  • Universal Video Downloader
  • Video Downloader for Facebook
  • Vimeo Video Downloader
  • Zoomer for Instagram and Facebook
  • VK UnBlock Works fast
  • Odnoklassniki UnBlock Works quickly
  • Upload photo to Instagram
  • Spotify Music Downloader
  • The New York Times News

Here is the list of Microsoft Edge Browser:

  • Direct Message for Instagram
  • Instagram Download Video and Image
  • App Phone for Instagram
  • Universal Video Downloader
  • Video Downloader for Facebook
  • Vimeo Video Downloader
  • Volume Controller
  • Storeis for Instagram
  • Upload photo to Instagram
  • Pretty Kitty, The Cat Pet
  • Video Downloader for YouTube
  • SoundCloud Music Downloader
  • Instagram App with Direct Message DM

It has been found that these 28 extensions contain malicious JavaScript and can quickly provoke malware. All the user has to do is click on a connection, after which the extension sends clickable information to the server of the intruder. Before redirecting them again the intruder may want to insert a command that redirects the user to a phishing website using a stolen URL, but now to the real website that the user intended to visit. This method violates the anonymity of the customer and makes their details vulnerable to hacking.

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The underlying aim behind this operation, according to the security company, is to monetize traffic from multiple users. Every redirection process to a third-party domain allows a reward to be collected by cybercriminals. The practice of redirecting users also helps phishing websites because, without their permission, they will gather user information and use the information in unthinkable ways.

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