The endless fight (or should we say race?) between malware and anti-malware software is ready for another chapter: this time we’ll be talking about some very annoying malicious code that often take the form of a Google Chrome extension and drives your favourite web browser here and there. If you’re used to this kind of “infection” you might think that such thing aren’t a problem: we just need to go to the extension page and delete them for good.
You were definitely right… until some months ago. Since 2016, most of these malicious software will prevent you from navigating to the settings pages – including the extension page – redirecting you elsewhere, such as to the Google Apps page, as soon as you try to.
Luckily enough, the issue is well-known to Google. According to this article on the Google knowledge base, these are the most common behaviors: