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How to Avoid Fake Chrome Extensions and Apps

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Yet another example of why there’s no such thing as being too careful.

The Google Chrome Web Store is the place where Chrome users get most of their extensions, and also the place where fake and copied extensions and apps are regularly offered. Google has neglected the official Chrome Web Store in past years. The last redesign — which made the store worse — dates back to 2011. Worse, because Google decided to put apps front and center in the Chrome Web Store, and remove options for users to list new extensions.