The ‘Install the Extension for the safety of your data’ pop-ups are a new type of corrupted messages whose purpose is to deceive users and make them think that they need to install a browser extension to access a particular content. The browser extensions that are promoted via the ‘Install the extension for the safety of your data’ pop-ups may vary, but it is likely that their installation will not bring any beneficial features and, instead, it’ll do exactly the opposite – cause annoyance by modifying the Web browser’s behavior and settings. Low-quality browser extensions that rely on such pop-ups to acquire new users may often end up being nothing more than adware or browser hijacking software whose purpose is to help someone monetize their content, or generate more views on their affiliate ads.
The ‘Install the extension for the safety of your data’ pop-ups may appear in the user’s Web browser because the user has visited a low-quality page that is used to spread this deceptive content. Often, these pop-ups may be linked to websites that host adult content, but it is likely that they also may be spread with the help of pages that host pirated software, game cracks, and other illegal digital content. Often, the pop-ups may be accompanied by a short text message warning users that they may experience certain issues if they don’t install the software immediately (e.g. ‘Attention! Your presence on the sites for adults unsafe! You must install the extension for the safety of your data’). Some extension names and domain names that may be linked to the ‘Install the extension for the safety of your data’ pop-ups are: Circle Hover Effect by hxxp://circle-hov.pro/, News by hxxp://likesong.win/, and Reefesearch by hxxp://Reefsearch.bid.
Users need to keep in mind that they never should trust random offers to install a browser extension that claims to be required to view a specific content. Modern Web browsers are packed with all required modules to view online media, and extensions that claim to do otherwise are likely to have some hidden purpose that might not be very enjoyable to experience. If you’ve installed any extensions recommended by the ‘Install the extension for the safety of your data’ pop-ups recently, then we advise you to uninstall them via your browser’s settings manually or use an anti-malware scanner for the same purpose.