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AVG Bypassing Critical Security In Google Chrome
« on: January 23, 2016, 07:31:57 AM »
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AVG has been a trusted name in anti-malware and online security software for decades; over 200 million people have installed the free AVG Antivirus software. But in the last weeks of 2015, it was revealed that one of AVG’s products (apparently deliberately) bypasses critical security components of the Google Chrome browser for no better reason than to promote AVG.

"This extension adds numerous JavaScript API's to Chrome, apparently so that they can hijack search settings and the new tab page. The installation process is quite complicated so that they can bypass the chrome malware checks, which specifically tries to stop abuse of the extension API. Anyway, many of the API's are broken."
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Re: AVG Bypassing Critical Security In Google Chrome
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2016, 10:48:02 AM »
And I'm having problems with the Avast Outlook plugin.  It's been causing Outlook to error out when trying to query the boxes. 
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