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Is Malwarebytes Chrome Extension bad for Privacy?

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I decided to disable this because I've heard of Kaspersky's injections of Javascript to keep evaluate user data. 

I don't know if Malwarebytes Extension is actually trustworthy.

 

Warning: A Security Flaw In Kaspersky AntiVirus Lets Hackers Spy Users Online, Millions At Risk

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Please read their Privacy Policy, especially the section on "Software Collection – information collected when using our software".

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Just to add, I don't believe that Malwarebytes does any kind of traffic injection.  As I understand it (having worked on the team that actually developed the browser extension from the very beginning, as I was the Product Manager for this project at the time), the Malwarebytes browser extension works very similarly to a traditional ad blocker like Adblock Plus or uBlock Origin.  Kaspersky's method of using a driver embedded in the network stack to inject code and modify packets sent to/from the system over the network connection is very different and operates at a different level of the network stack from the way that a redirecting browser extension like the one developed by Malwarebytes does.

This does not mean that there isn't some method as of yet undiscovered to use an installed browser extension to track users across sites, however the method being used to exploit the flaw discovered in Kaspersky's security products would not work to track users of the Malwarebytes browser extension.

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Hey,

Thanks for your enlightening response exile360. 

I totally appreciate this.

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You're welcome, I'm glad to help.

If there is anything else we might assist you with please let us know.

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