ChromeWebStore Chrome Extension
Posted: October 30, 2017
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
Detection Count: The collective number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular malware threat. The detection count is calculated from infected PCs retrieved from diagnostic and scan log reports generated by SpyHunter.
Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
|October 30, 2017
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The ChromeWebStore Chrome Extension is a dubious browser add-on whose authors have opted to spread it via a regular executable file, which prompts users to install the 'ChromeWebStore' add-on. Naturally, this extension has nothing to do with neither Google nor the Chrome Store, and the only purpose of its misleading name is to trick people into thinking that it is a legitimate piece of software. When ChromeWebStore Chrome Extension is installed, it may disable all of Chrome's add-ons instantly with only one exception – it does not disable AdBlock.
In addition to blocking other Chrome extensions, the ChromeWebStore Chrome Extension also will make it impossible for users to access the add-on manager, therefore preventing them from uninstalling the dubious extension. Apart from this operation, the ChromeWebStore Chrome Extension also will connect to a Google Docs file and exfiltrate a list of URLs from there. These URLs contain instructions on what the extension needs to do – it is possible that this might be related to adware activity and the purpose of ChromeWebStore Chrome Extension might be to browse ads in the background silently. The last interesting bit of information regarding the ChromeWebStore Chrome Extension is that its developers have opted to use the ID of the popular Chrome add-on 'LastPass.'
Since the ChromeWebStore Chrome Extension takes the necessary measures to make its removal as difficult as possible, we advise users affected by this add-on to install and run a trustworthy anti-malware scanner immediately. Such software should be able to identify the ChromeWebStore Chrome Extension's files swiftly and delete them permanently.