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June 11th, 2013

Browser Toolbars – almost malware?

annoying toolbars

Avast Browser Cleanup can get rid of annoying toolbars

by Thomas Salomon, head of AVAST Software’s German Software Development team

In a previous blog post we wrote about the statistics from Avast Browser Cleanup. These statistics have become even worse:

  • More than 1,000,000 (one million!) browser add-ons are available for the three main browsers
  • More than 82% of all add-ons have a bad or very bad rating from our user community
  • Two thirds of all add-ons in our database are from only three companies
  • We see around 30,000 new add-ons per day of which 90% have a bad or very bad rating

As we can easily see the numbers are still rising. It’s now time to share some more details about the bad add-ons we’ve noticed so far. Read more…