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Old 16-07-2012
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Google improves security for Chrome browser extensions

Google recently tightened security for Chome extensions restricting their installation; a measure to protect 310 million active users on the browser.

To prevent the spreading of malware in its extensions, Google has now changed the installation mechanism within Chrome. Indeed, now, a new parameter prevents the installation of the extensions when they are hosted on third party websites.

The blog TheNextWeb reported that only in the latest version of the Chrome, we can automate the installation of an extension from the third parties. It now requires the consent of the user. Meanwhile, the extensions published in the official directory of Chrome Web Store is now spent under analysis. "Unfortunately, we are not able to remove the malicious extensions on other websites," said Google in a FAQ here. The California firm adds that malicious extensions "are often designed to recover the navigation information that can be re-used by hackers for illegal purposes."

Installing an extension hosted on another website requires the download by the user. Thereafter, it will have to go manually in the Tools> Extensions and then drag and drop the file.
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Re: Google improves security for Chrome browser extensions

It will be really annoying to see, when we want to install extensions one by one at a time, but there is a tool called One click extension manager that will list all the extensions we have installed and to disable those that are active, we just need to click on the left mouse button. Also, we have the option to disable all extensions at once.
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