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[malware] App of the Day (don't install !)

Postby Guest » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:16 am

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As of about an hour ago I'm seeing this spam EVERYWHERE. When I disable Adblock Plus, it goes away. What's going on here?
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Re: Adblock Plus Extension Spam?

Postby sleither » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:04 am

I just started getting these ads as well. Disabling the chrome extension makes them disappear.
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Re: Adblock Plus Extension Spam?

Postby itsyaboyAG » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:00 am

This spam is really annoying, please fix. Its everywhere, and is defeating the purpose of AdBlock, also still getting ads on google, how?
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Re: Adblock Plus Extension Spam?

Postby erkme73 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:11 am

Folks, it's not ABP. ABP is blocking a rogue extension from communicating with superfish.com - and you're seeing the text alternative.

Try this... Go here: http://www.speedtest.../3636793458.png

This is a benign image of a speed test. If you have the superfish code, you'll see its text just beneath the image (make sure ABP is on).

Leave that page up. Then bring up another page with your extensions (chrome://extensions). Turn off ALL of them EXCEPT ABP. Then refresh the image page above. If the text is gone, start turning on one extension at a time - refreshing the image link between each activation. When you get to the culprit, the text will reappear beneath the image. Then just leave that extension off (or remove it).

Seems like a lot of Chrome extension developers are "selling out" to ad companies. I'm reading they're paying 6-figures PER MONTH to buy rights to add their code to existing extensions. Since Google has cracked down on getting new extensions approved, they've resorted to corrupting existing ones.

If you find which extension is the evil-doer, please post it here.
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Re: Adblock Plus Extension Spam?

Postby chef » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:25 am

For me it was the Chrome App "Incognito This"
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Re: Adblock Plus Extension Spam?

Postby erkme73 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:28 am

And mine was Service Pages for Google Chrome (5.0.4). It had been a very powerful, useful, and convenient extension until the dev sold out. It's been pulled from the extension store.
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Re: Adblock Plus Extension Spam?

Postby Mr. Guest » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:04 am

Thanks for the help, this started happening just like an hour ago or so and it's happened to a lot of people too, apparently, and it's a new issue.
It was "Awesome New Tab Page" for me. Shame, it was a great extension...

Found this from 7 months ago. Looks like this had always been happening, the superfish messages started appearing just now. http://www.reddit.com/r/chrome/comments ... rfish_ads/
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Re: Adblock Plus Extension Spam?

Postby lewisje » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:08 am

I also posted this in the standalone solution thread, but here's a working link to that Speedtest image: http://www.speedtest.net/result/3636793458.png
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Re: Adblock Plus Extension Spam?

Postby Found it! » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:22 am

Mine is World Clocks 5.0
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Re: Adblock Plus Extension Spam?

Postby Got it! » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:25 am

it is Scroll to top button 6.3.1
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Re: Adblock Plus Extension Spam?

Postby Found it! » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:38 am

My corrupted Google Extension is "Video download helper v1.1.6.0".
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Re: Adblock Plus Extension Spam?

Postby THD » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:48 am

Mine was "Awesome New Tab Page"
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Re: Adblock Plus Extension Spam?

Postby rainbowie » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:58 am

it was lyrics for google chrome for me
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Re: Adblock Plus Extension Spam?

Postby Dubby » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:06 am

Awesome New Tab Page was my culprit! Thanks so much for the help!

Here's a link to the extension, AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... djjnpjnmcg
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Re: Adblock Plus Extension Spam?

Postby ShadeStalker » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:13 am

Same happened here. This time it was "RSS Livelinks". Annoying, it was a very useful extension.
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