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Hayton
Level 17

Chrome issues its own adware-removal tool

This is a Beta product so it may not be 100% reliable, but it looks promising. It only works (of course) on the Chrome browser.

Noted in passing in "Superfish injects ads in 4% of Google page views | Computerworld"

Chrome Beta Software Removal Tool.PNG

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Hayton
Level 17

Re: Chrome issues its own adware-removal tool

Downloaded this, crossed fingers, and ran it.

Chrome MSRT - nothing found.PNG

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catdaddy
Level 20

Re: Chrome issues its own adware-removal tool

Interesting ....I contemplate what 'Scan Engine' it uses?

Cliff
McAfee Volunteer
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Hayton
Level 17

Re: Chrome issues its own adware-removal tool

All it does is look at Chrome browser settings, check extensions and plugins added to Chrome against its own blacklist/whitelist, stuff like that. No scan engine involved I suspect. It took about 5 seconds.

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catdaddy
Level 20

Re: Chrome issues its own adware-removal tool

Ahhhhhh, I see. That is impressive indeed, as a added feature. That should help immensely in regards to (PUPS) unwanted Toolbars, etc.

Cliff
McAfee Volunteer
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