‘Install the extension for the safety of your data’ Pop-Ups

‘Install the extension for the safety of your data’ Pop-Ups Description

The 'Install the extension for the safety of your data' pop-up windows are part of the 'Add Extension' Pop-Up Scam that is used by untrusted sites to spread unsafe extensions to Google Chrome users. The 'Install the extension for the safety of your data' notifications are hosted on low-level domains that feature bizarre names and their names may represent a sequence of random characters. Web surfers may experience the 'Install the extension for the safety of your data' while browsing questionable video sharing platforms, adult rated sites, insecure software deployment platforms and phishing pages. Clicking on ads and hyperlinked text may open a new tab and load a page that hosts the 'Install the extension for the safety of your data' notification, which is brought to focus and may prevent users from accessing their bookmarks and other tabs. We have found that the following pages may host content related to the 'Install the extension for the safety of your data' pop-ups:

  • barbereb.xyz
  • circle-hov.pro
  • likesong.win
  • reefsearch.bid
  • sa3r32831.ru
  • smotrivglub.webcam
  • vidjovij.world
  • vsnots.club

Cyber security researchers note that there are few versions of the 'Install the extension for the safety of your data' warnings that come in different languages including Russian, Spanish, French, English and German. As stated above, the purpose of the 'Install the extension for the safety of your data' messages is to lead users to install an insecure extension with a generic name like 'Circle hover effect,' 'News,' 'Mute tabs in one click' and 'Reefsearch.' Similar schemes were behind the 'Browser Change Detected' pop-ups, and the 'Please Update Player’ pop-ups. You should note that the text 'Install the extension for the safety of your data' is just one example related to the 'Add Extension' Pop-Up Scam, and there are much more, which include the following:

'Add if you want to continue!'

'Error! You need to install extension
Press Esc and click 'Add' button'

'Message from Google
To continue, press ESC or the OK button'

'Message from Google Chrome:
Attention! Your presence on the sites for adults unsafe! You must install
the extension for your safety of your data.'

'To Continue using the site, please install this extension.'

Computer users that hit ESC on their keyboards and proceed to install the proposed extension are very likely to install adware and other threats to their systems. The browser extensions promoted via the 'Install the extension for the safety of your data' notifications are not recognized as safe and may redirect users to compromised pages, phishing portals, and insecure online stores. Affected users may have their new tab page, and start page pointed to an unfamiliar site, as well as have their default search aggregator providing results via Neatdavinciserver.com, which is part of a fake search engine hoax. Needless to say, a threatening software may be suggested for download to PC users that run extensions associated with the 'Install the extension for the safety of your data' alerts. It is recommended that users ignore messages from questionable sources and avoid downloading browser extensions provided by the 'Install the extension for the safety of your data' pop-ups. If you are redirected to pages welcoming you to install extensions of unknown origin you might wish to run a scan with a reputable anti-malware suite and have your system cleaned.