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Google Chrome’s New Feature Alerts Users About Auto-Removal of Malicious Extensions

August 18, 2023

Google has announced plans to add a new feature in the upcoming version of its Chrome web browser to alert users when an extension they have installed has been removed from the Chrome Web Store.

The feature, set for release alongside Chrome 117, allows users to be notified when an add-on has been unpublished by a developer, taken down for violating Chrome Web Store policy, or marked as malware.

The tech giant said it intends to highlight such extensions under a “Safety check” category in the “Privacy and security” section of the browser settings page.

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