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Probably malware in Chrome extension


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#1 jjMustang

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 09:44 PM

I found an extension in the Chrome extension store that may be malicious. I don't know what it does, and I did not install. In permissions, it wants to change the search page in addition to read and modify web pages.
 
I'm not asking for help, but I know some of you are interested in taking apart code. This one has 18 users and was updated Nov 4.It's a copy of the ebates extension, including logo and description. 
 
The link is 
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ebates-free-cash-back-sho/gkacdjhcjoepppceflkpikppdhdmemom
 
I reported it as abusive, so it may disappear. But there it is if it's your sort of thing to dissect code.

Edited by Aura, 09 November 2017 - 09:59 PM.
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#2 Grinler

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 10:34 AM

Thanks. Yup, its a search hijacker:

http://zerooutkinsman.xyz/?sentenceval={searchTerms}

May do more, but dont have the time to dig in. Thanks for reporting.




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