Google Chrome is a nice web browser. It not only gives faster web browsing, it also comes with nice extensions to do cool stuff with Chrome. But malicious Chrome extensions can ruin your Chrome experience. Sometimes when you install a software from untrusted source, it also installs a Chrome extension that changes new tab page, search settings, and home page. You may also see irritating ads around the web pages in your browser. Most of this kind of extensions are malware or adware. So, you need to take extra care while downloading software. You can also try Extension Defender. It is a Chrome extension that scans all installed Chrome extensions for unwanted and malicious apps.
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Extension Defender scans all installed extensions and apps of your Chrome browser against known malware, spyware, and adware. After installation, it adds a shield like an icon in OMNI bar. Clicking on this icon takes you to a new page that asks you to scan all extensions.
Clicking on Scan button scans all the installed extensions. If you have any suspicious extension installed in your browser, it will notify you in the search result page along with the author name and plugin id. You should remove all the suspicious extensions from your browser.
Extension Defender daily updates its signature database daily. Currently, it can detect more than 80 known adware, spyware and malware extensions available.
This extension is also available for Firefox browser to scan add-ons. You can download it here.
I recommend this Chrome extension to all users who usually face adware problem. This will protect you from irritating ads and change in browser settings due to the unwanted browser extension.