chrishoffman — 2014-05-06T06:40:34-04:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/188346/why-browser-extensions-can-be-dangerous-and-how-to-protect-yourself/
Browser extensions are pieces of code that run in your web browser. They can do malicious things like display ads, track your browsing, and capture your passwords and private data. A safe extension could automatically update and become malware.
amorris101 — 2014-05-06T10:43:17-04:00 — #2
How do I remove a Google Chrome Extension (Media Player 1.1) that is Enabled and indicates "Installed by Enterprise Policy" and also states "(This extension is managed and cannot be removed or disabled.)"?
straspey — 2014-05-06T11:14:48-04:00 — #3
"Installed by Enterprise Policy" is an indication of an adware/malware extension, which usually comes by way of a third-party software instillation.
Below is a link to page which provides a detailed explanation of the "Installed by Enterprise Policy" issue -- as well as a couple of step-by-step procedures on how to remove the extension.
I'm not a Chrome user - however, from the looks of this, it would probably be a good idea to take care of this sooner, rather than later.
Remove “Installed by Enterprise Policy” extension from Chrome
Hope this helps - and please report back and let us know how you make out, because your experience could prove to be of invaluable help to others who may experience the same issue.
amorris101 — 2014-05-08T01:29:26-04:00 — #4
Followed the instructions in link you posted and can report success.
Exceptions - there were instructions to delete a folder found using chrome://policy -- in my case there was no such folder but a URL so there was no folder for me to delete.
Ironically and disturbingly when downloading HitManPro I inadvertently downloaded from a web site that installed some other crapware - specifically:
FileParade Bundle Uninstaller
I was able to uninstall PC Optimizer fhru Windows 7 uninstaller and fortunately HitManPro seemed to have gotten rid of FileParade Bundle Uninstaller.
So for anybody else dealing with this sort of extension make sure HitManPro is downloaded form the SurfRight web site. And here is an update to the instructions - there is now a 64-bit version of HitManPro.
So in short the Meida 1.1 extension is now gone and my computer seems to be free of Malware.
Thanks for the help.
straspey — 2014-05-08T09:54:51-04:00 — #5
We're delighted to learn that you were able to clean your system of that nasty malware.
And also - we're grateful that you returned to give us a report on what you did and how you made out, because this information could prove to be very helpful and useful to other users who may experience the same issue in the future.
Well done !
system — 2014-05-16T06:40:41-04:00 — #6
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