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Topic # 138849 19-Jan-2014 09:36 Send private message

ArsTechnica describes how adware vendors are buying Chrome add-ons so that they can inject malware and ads... And here an account of a developer who sold his Chrome add-on.

It got to the point where the "safe" browser is no longer safer. It just shows that the problems was not really Internet Explorer, which lately with Enhanced Protected Mode, SmartScreening and other features is a lot safer than people remember.

Did you change browser because of "security"?





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  Reply # 969588 19-Jan-2014 10:47 Send private message

There is no real reason I am aware of that it cannot be done with Internet Explorer. Browser extension development frameworks appear to support silent updating for IE extension code.



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  Reply # 969599 19-Jan-2014 11:24 Send private message

I am not saying it cannot be done in IE. What I am pointing out is that one reason people moved to other browsers was "security" and once again it is proven the weakest link is the problem. People install any crap they find.




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  Reply # 969603 19-Jan-2014 12:08 Send private message

Ironically this page is now prompting me with a huge big green download button for Genieo. Lol.



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  Reply # 969612 19-Jan-2014 13:00 Send private message

If an ad is not suitable you can let me know and I will block on Google. However we do not intentionally distribute malware or change your browser, which is what these extensions are doing.




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  Reply # 969760 19-Jan-2014 22:18 Send private message

I always get ads for amazon and mighty ape on most of the sites I visit which is great.





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  Reply # 969762 19-Jan-2014 22:19 Send private message

But after reading a wikipedia article on Genieo I have tons of Genieo ads!





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