External Extensions Now Disabled By Default

I had some posts here on chromestory about one crazy thing happening to many many chrome users. External extensions being installed without user’s explicit permission.

François Beaufort updated his extension so that users will be alerted of such extensions. I reported about here : Google Chrome Getting Hijacked By Unwanted Extensions? Get this Extension.

As François puts it, Chrome is fast, but the Chrome team is faster. A new feature has been added to Chrome. External extensions, or extensions installed by other software will be disabled by default. Users will be alerted of any new extension added by third party software. The new extension will not be enabled without user’s permission.

This feature is now available on Chromium daily builds and will soon be graduating to Chrome!

This will save a lot of people from frustration for sure. If you do not know what I am talking about, take a look at the most popular topics on the Chrome help forum.

via François Beaufort (YES!!)

In Category: Google Chrome


Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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