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Bookmarks Button

Posted: August 11, 2017

Threat Metric

Ranking: 12,490
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 22,751
First Seen: August 11, 2017
Last Seen: October 1, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Bookmarks Button is a strange Web browser extension, which is only compatible with Google Chrome. It can be obtained from the Chrome Store, and it also appears to have an official website, which contains a snippet of text telling users to visit the link to access the Bookmarks Button's Chrome page. The only 'feature' that this utility has to offer is that it provides its users with a Chrome button, which they can press to open their bookmarks instantly. This task usually requires two clicks so that the only thing the Bookmarks Button does is to save users a click whenever they want to open their Web browser.

At the moment, the Bookmarks Button does not appear to bring any other minor or major changes to the user's Web browser. However, there's no way to know whether this application will not be updated in the future, especially considering that it is already being removed as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) by a number of computer security applications.

Since the Bookmarks Button doesn't offer any unique features and it has a somewhat dubious application, we advise users to think whether they'd like to continue using it or not carefully. If you think that the Bookmarks Button does not enhance the Chrome's functionality, then the advice is to consider removing it either manually or with the use of suitable security software.

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