Google to put an end to the third-party Chrome extension installation
To put an end to misleading strategies, Google is moving ahead to put an end to third-party site installation. The initiation is taken to prevent the spread of malware and adware after large number of users complained about the unwanted extensions changing the Chrome experience.
With an immediate effect, Google has included extension installation feature for all newly published extensions. The extensions will be completely removed by September 13. James Wagner, Product Manager of Google states, “we continue to receive large volumes of complaints from users about unwanted extensions causing their Chrome experience to change unexpectedly”.
Just four years before Google had disabled installations that leaded users to misleading ads and sites. The newly published extensions will redirect the users to the Chrome Web Store. The purpose of this is to provide the required information that is sought by the users instead of supplying unwanted direction during the operations.