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    Home Forums Code Red – Security/Privacy advisories Scumware Extension Removed

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      • #2313716
        AskWoody MVP

        Specifically for those who use the MSFT Chromium based Edge browser:

        Don’t panic..
        MSFT has now removed ‘UBlock Adblock Plus‘ from it’s Edge add-ons Store.
        (since highlighted by Ublock Origin developer Raymond Hill back in early November)
        Check if you have this installed, it should be removed from the browser immediately.

        More info over on Techdows

        No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created IT- AE
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      • #2313731
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Note: this is not UBlock Origin, which is a good plug-in to add to your browser.

        cheers, Paul

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      • #2313765
        AskWoody Plus

        Be careful when you install Microsoft Edge extensions from the Microsoft Store

        ….Sites like Techdows published articles on the removal. According to the information, users of Edge opened support requests when they started to notice that searches were redirected when they used the Microsoft Edge browser.

        It turned out that rogue extensions were responsible for that. All of these extensions were hosted on the official Microsoft Store; they used names of popular services and programs, e.g. NordVPN, Adguard VPN or The Great Suspender to lure users into installing the extensions.

        Microsoft pulled the fake extensions from its web store and users who installed these in Edge will have them disabled on the next start of the browser automatically…

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