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Fake ad blocker extensions used in ad fraud scheme

Posted On: 17 Sep 2019   |   Posted By: TechRadar

Fake ad blocker extensions used in ad fraud scheme

Users trying to clean up their web browsing experience by installing an ad blocking extension may want to think twice as new research from AdGuard has revealed that many popular ad blockers are not only fake but also malicious. After a thorough investigation of the ad blockers available on the Chrome Web Store , the firm found that many including AdBlock by AdBlock, Inc and Ublock by Charlie Lee were using the names of two other very popular ad blockers, AdBlock and uBlock Origin, to trick users into downloading them. However, AdGuard also found that these ad blockers were engaged in malicious behavior. At first these add-ons did what they were supposed to and removed ads from web pages as both are based on the code of the original “AdBlock” extension.
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