AVG antivirus extension puts millions of Chrome users in danger

AVG Web TuneUp

A standout amongst the most prominent program based answers for Internet security may be a bigger number of unsafe than not having any security by any stretch of the imagination. As indicated by a bug report recorded by a Google representative on December fifteenth, the AVG Web TuneUp expansion is crippling web security on Chrome for more than 9 million clients.

As gHacks clarifies, AVG's augmentation was constantly risky. It changes startup settings that may adversely influence a given client's involvement with the Chrome program, it's about difficult to change any altered settings without debilitating the augmentation by and large and its security strategy expresses that AVG can gather and offer non-identifiable client information to outsiders. 

But that’s nothing compared to the complaint from Google:
“Apologies for my harsh tone, but I’m really not thrilled about this trash being installed for Chrome users. The extension is so badly broken that I’m not sure whether I should be reporting it to you as a vulnerability, or asking the extension abuse team to investigate if it’s a PuP.
Nevertheless, my concern is that your security software is disabling web security for 9 million Chrome users, apparently so that you can hijack search settings and the new tab page.
There are multiple obvious attacks possible, for example, here is a trivial universal xss in the “navigate” API that can allow any website to execute script in the context of any other domain. For example, attacker.com can read email from mail.google.com, or corp.avg.com, or whatever else.”
AVG discharged a fix not long after this report was documented, yet Google denied it. It didn't alter the issue. AVG issued a second overhaul on December 21st, and that one was acknowledged by Google, however the group has impaired inline establishments in the event of some unforeseen issue.

On the off chance that you have the AVG Web TuneUp expansion, you might need to consider another security arrangement.
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