Chrome extension contained malware?



  • Hello, I had a version of Videostream installed. Today I noticed when searching google that the top 4 results were ads, despite having ublock origin, every other search result (literally every other) was also an advert link.

    I first thought ublock origin wasn't working, so set about investigating. 1 hour later after looking for malware via malwarebytes etc and other trial and error I finally found the culprit... you guessed it the Chrome Videostream extension was injecting ads into pages.

    I selectively disabled each extension one by one to find this and I could reliably disable Videostream and the ads went away. So my next question is did you guys knowingly do this or have you been breached?


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