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

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Re: [adware] App of the Day

Postby dsgrant07 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:13 am

Rogue guy was "X-notifier (for Gmail™,Hotmail,Yahoo,AOL...)"
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Re: [adware] App of the Day

Postby Kapanther » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:21 am

Mine was smooth scroll for chrome...
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Re: [adware] App of the Day

Postby Apple|Sauce » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:47 am

The only extension I have is ABP and I still receive it on multiple messages of that. http://prntscr.com/452pad
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Re: [adware] App of the Day

Postby flyingchipmunk » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:48 am

mine was "rss live links"... deleted!
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Re: [adware] App of the Day

Postby EPar » Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:10 am

It was Lyrics for Google Chrome for me too.
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Re: [adware] App of the Day

Postby destati » Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:34 am

Mine was FVD Downloader for Google Chrome D: I use this extension ALL THE TIME, so I got worried at the thought of deleting the extension. But luckily I just clicked on "options" for the extension and unchecked "enabled FVD Video Downloader Deals". I'm not getting the annoying pop up anymore now, and I can still keep the extension :o
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Re: [adware] App of the Day

Postby poooooooooop » Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:42 am

It was "Scroll to Top" (the one that looks like Tumblr), and Chrome Reload for me
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Re: [adware] App of the Day

Postby Sam12 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:53 am

I disabled the Adblock ...it worked fine ..Adblock is a spam
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Re: [adware] App of the Day

Postby mapx » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:31 am

Sam12 wrote:I disabled the Adblock ...it worked fine ..Adblock is a spam


which adblock ? version ? adblock plus does not generate spam.
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Re: [adware] App of the Day

Postby municio » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:14 am

In my case, Defer (formerly Instachrome)
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Re: [adware] App of the Day

Postby LYJW » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:25 am

Thank you all for sharing this important information.
For me the issue was caused by "MeasureIt".
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Re: [adware] App of the Day

Postby evolta » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:33 am

Same here... I just have ABP and I Still receiving this message :cry:
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Re: [adware] App of the Day

Postby mapx » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:35 am

evolta, what version ?
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Re: [adware] App of the Day

Postby dcv » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:22 am

For me it was VideoDownloadHelper 1.1.6.1 !!! That extension is now deleted.
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Re: [adware] App of the Day

Postby sjjr » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:53 am

mapx wrote:
Sam12 wrote:I disabled the Adblock ...it worked fine ..Adblock is a spam


which adblock ? version ? adblock plus does not generate spam.

Please note that all AdBlock does is WARN YOU that you have the Superfish "virus" by displaying that "App of the Day" message. AdBlock isn't causing it, one of your other extensions is. But you can fix it.

Here are the instructions from the first page of this thread:
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.net/result/3636793458.png

This is a benign image of a speed test. If you have the superfish code, you'll see its (App of the Day) 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.

I am not the only one whose X-Notifier was corrupted. I also was using Awesome Screenshot, which I removed when I saw other folks had listed it here.

After you find the bad extension, remove it, and run the Malwarebytes scan (free) from here: https://www.malwarebytes.org/ which is the only way to remove Superfish/App of the Day.

AdBlock is HELPING us by showing us the text instead of showing is ads from shady websites.
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