Most web browsers allow you to install extensions, also referred to as “add-ons.” Extensions are small applications that add features and functionality to your browser and enhance or modify how web pages are displayed.

Browser Extensions aka Addons
Are browser add-ons safe?

Not only could a browser extension track every page you visit, download your passwords, and your personal information, but by downloading a dangerous extension, you could inadvertently download malware, adware, and trojan horse viruses.

What are malicious browser extensions?

Be aware of malicious Chrome browser extensions. North Korea-backed hackers have a clever way to read your Gmail. Read more here. The name of one of the malicious extensions is called SHARPEXT.

How can I manage my browser extensions?
  1. FireFox: click on the three stacked lines on the upper right corner of the toolbar or go to the settings then select Add-Ons or press shift+command+A Mac or shift+control+A PC
  2. Edge: click the three stacked dots in the upper right corner of the toolbar > Extensions
  3. Chrome: click the three stacked dots in the upper right corner of the toolbar > More Tools > Extensions
    Safari: go to the Safari menu and select Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
How do I disable or delete these browse extensions?
  1. Click the menu icon of three dots at the top right of the browser.
  2. Select Extensions to open the extensions menu
  3. Click on the three dots next to each extension you wish to remove.
  1. Click the menu icon at the top right of the browser.
  2. Click Tools, then select Extensions to open a new Options tab.
  3. Uncheck Enabled to disable an extension or click Remove to delete it completely.
  4. Enter chrome://plugins/ in Chrome’s address bar to view plugins that add compatibility and functionality, such as Apple QuickTime or Adobe Flash.
  5. Click the Disable link under the plugin to disable.
  1. Click the menu icon at the top right of the browser.
  2. Choose Add-ons from the right column of the menu to open an Add-ons Manager tab in the active browser window.
  3. Find the add-on to disable and click Disable (button)
  4. To delete an extension entirely, click Remove (click three dots, then remove)
  5. Restart Firefox to complete the process.

How can I protect myself against browser extensions attacks?

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