In February, Google deleted up to 500 extensions that collect personal information from Chrome users. And now, according to Avast, there are 15 more extensions that you should remove right now if you have one installed.
These extensions are mainly designed for additional external features of Instagram and Facebook and steal various information from users such as email, date of birth, data of active devices, etc.
Avast started monitoring these extensions back in November, though it is likely that these Chrome apps have been stealing users’ information for years. Chrome is generally a secure browser, however, its “Achilles heel” are the extensions. While there are some problematic apps running on Chrome, overall extensions significantly improve the user experience.
If you want to protect your personal information, you can delete these 15 extensions right now. You can find them in the link field by typing chrome: // extensions, or in the upper right corner of Chrome, in the Extensions section. The list of these 15 questionable extensions looks like this:
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
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