Most of the people don't realise that browser extensions might be dangerous .But why they download & installing it?.May be they are too lazy to download and install a software with the same functions as the extension, or it may save some time or it is a faster way to explore lots of features in a short time.After installation, the malicious extension can gain complete control of the victim’s profile and may have access to your data.By installing these extensions, you give your browser additional functionality unknowingly . So don’t install an app or extension unless you trust its creator.
ExtShield (formerly Chrome Protector)tells you that you need to download Google Chrome in order to run it. It keeps a more than 100s of blacklisted browser extensions known to contain adware, spyware or malware.It will scan your browser and alert you if any of these are installed.
ExtShield extension is a freeware available at Chrome webstore. Once installed, you can access the shield located at the right hand top corner of your webpage to know the status about your other installed extensions.
✔ Stops over 100 adware, spyware or malware extensions that are currently available in chrome web store and used by millions
✔ Monitors extensions and websites behavior to detect malicious patterns
✔ Shield code is protected to avoid bypassing by malware creators