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Hi.  MBAM found PUP.Facebook Invite All on my Mac.  It looks like I installed a Google Chrome extension, at a friend's request, if I recall correctly. 

It seems to refer to this: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/inmmhkeajgflmokoaaoadgkhhmibjbpj/reviews =

Invite All Friends on Facebook

offered by Mohammed N. El-Madhoun; 5 stars.

It seems legit at first blush.  Any more info available?  

Update: here's what I've found so far:

It includes a file called bg.js that includes this, which is at least slightly sketch:


if(localStorage["ver"] !="1.8.0"){
    var r = parseInt(Math.random()*3);
    }else if(r==1){
    }else if(r==2){
    localStorage["ver"] = "1.8.0";

In the description at google.com, it says:

-- This extension open ads once a month as new-tap 
-*-If you have any problem please send me a screenshot of your problem at my email-*-

Version: 1.8.6
Updated: June 8, 2017

So I guess it's been classified as a PUP due to this pretty harmless behavior.  Feeling relieved.  If there's anything more concerning, please let me know.  The google site does have a Report Abuse link -  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/report/inmmhkeajgflmokoaaoadgkhhmibjbpj?hl=en-US&gl=US - for reporting malware...

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A PUP, or "potentially unwanted program," is always something that exhibits some non-harmful but usually unwanted behavior, such as redirects or inappropriate ads in the web browser. Since this extension is identified as a PUP, that means it's not actively harmful, but you should still think twice before using it.

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