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Windows 7: Google Chrome Extensions

18 Dec 2010   #1
Stefany93

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Google Chrome Extensions

Hey guys,


I have recently began using a lot of G Chrome's extersions, and I find htem very useful, but the problem is, is there any chance they are created with viruses, since they are made by private persons?

thanks
Stefany


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18 Dec 2010   #2
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Anything is possible. There was an extension disguised as a Trojan Virus in April. However that was an .exe file isntead of the normal .crx File. As long as you download it from Google SPECIFICALLY and use Common Sense and have a decent/super AntiVirus you'll be fine
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19 Dec 2010   #3
Stefany93

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you very much for the help
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19 Dec 2010   #4
front243

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If you stick to extensions with thousands of users you are pretty safe. Also authors can become verified authors which should be even more safe.
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20 Dec 2010   #5
Stefany93

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you front, I was just about to ask the question you have just answered to :-)
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20 Dec 2010   #6
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Its always a good idea to read peoples comments on the extensions page to see if they've had any problems.
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