Sneaky Extensions for Chrome and Firefox
“Tiempo en colombia en vivo” is the name of the invading Chrome extension. Malwarebytes doesn’t give any specifics about what this extension actually does to Chrome, but probably, it effectively hijacks the browser to start technical support scams, drive click numbers on specific sites, or totally hijack web searches. The company’s listing tells these extensions for Chrome and Firefox could spy on your web browsing actions too.
It’s actually force-installed by capturing the browser on sites backing the extension. If you attempt to leave the webpage; a popup surfaces asking to append an extension for exiting the webpage. If you choose to cancel, another popup will arrive with an extra tick box that states “Prevent this page from creating additional dialog.” Check the box; tap “OK,” and the browser advances full screen with a popup showing the name of the extension that Chrome Web Store seemingly distributes.
What do you have to say about these extensions for Chrome and Firefox; let us know in the comments.