The 15 Chrome and 13 Edge extensions that compromise user data directly affect three million people.Last week, we talked about Adrozek adware that affects almost all internet browsers.

Browser plug-ins are used by millions of people, and when it comes to malware, large audiences can be negatively affected

Researchers have discovered 28 browser extensions that contain malicious code for both Chrome and Edge. The plugins that we will list right below are said to be used by more than three million people.

Avast analyzed the extensions last month after the threat was detected by Czech researchers at CZ.NIC and found that some of them have been active since at least December 2018. These extensions perform a range of malicious activities, including redirecting users to ads and phishing. As a result, user data and browsing history are again collected from users.

15 Chrome extensions and 13 Edge extensions containing malicious codes have surfaced. If you are using any of these, it is suggested that you remove them quickly. Avast also reported these extensions to Google and Microsoft.

Chrome Extensions Containing Malware
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
The New York Times News
Edge Add-ons with Malware
Direct Message for Instagram ™
Instagram Download Video & Image
App Phone for Instagram
Universal Video Downloader
Video Downloader for FaceBook ™
Vimeo ™ Video Downloader
Volume Controller
Stories for Instagram
Upload photo to Instagram ™
Pretty Kitty, The Cat Pet
Video Downloader for YouTube
SoundCloud Music Downloader
Instagram App with Direct Message DM

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