View Remote Image almost added to extensions without permition

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Krieger, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. Krieger

    Krieger Member

    Just encountered a strange occurrence that seemed suspiciously like a hack attempt at my computer through Google Chrome extensions. I received an alert in the extensions tab saying "View Image Remotely was added to extensions remotely." Luckily, it gave me the option to remove the extension before officially installing onto my extensions on my end. Could this have been an attempt at a hack? Or just a glitch of some sort with extensions on Googles end? Has anyone else encountered something like this?
  2. DMGrier

    DMGrier VIP Member

    I doubt this to be a glitch as I have never seen that. It is possible for a website to try and side load an extension and I would assume this to have been some kind of hack attempt. I am glad to see you caught this and made an educated decision on this.
  3. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah you definitely caught somebody trying to get in. Good catch. I'd do a thorough virus check with MBAM and AdwCleaner at the very least.

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