Numerous Chrome users could be affected by AVG’s Web TuneUp extension, after Google’s security team has recently criticized the antivirus producer for its forced installation of the plug-in. This is a new Chrome extension that could be utilized to show the users’ browsing history or other private information in the online environment.
The entire set up procedure is quite complex so the software can avoid the chrome virus verification, which particularly tries to end misuse of the new extension’s API. What does exactly the Web TuneUp extension?
It does not help sites to load quicker or enhance the browser’s overall efficiency, as its name indicates, but it is actually an enhancement for online searches. In the end, it is up to the user whether Web TuneUp can be installed in Chrome and which are the parameters that have to be improved during the browsing experience.
People who already installed this extension have doubts about the result that appear in the browser. Google filters a large part of these queries, since Chrome has integrated security features against harmful websites.
Still, with millions of customers at risk AVG has done an excellent job for itself, by convincing many users they need these extra security barriers that Web TuneUp supposedly offers. For others, the anti-virus developer sneaked the extension during the set up of their software that is now used by over 200 million individuals.
The search engine’s researchers said that they are satisfied with AVG’s program being set up for many Chrome customers. The security application is limiting cyber security features for more than 9 million people who are currently using the Chrome browser.
This blockage could prove to be extremely harmful for their online privacy and, luckily, AVG has admitted its mistake and arrived with a temporary solution to it. Nevertheless, Google appears to be reluctant about the current situation, even if it has stated that the issue is settled for now.
Furthermore, there is no force installing imposed by AVG to its customers. People can block the plug-in when provided by the anti-virus set up software. Even when users choose to accept the extension, the search giant has disabled the inline set up, so they will be asked to agree or not to the installation when the browser starts next time.
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