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The Great Suspender extension has been removed from Chrome Web Store for containing malware This afternoon, Google has delisted the popular extension The Great Suspender for containing malware and is proactively disabling the extension for those who have it. The Great Suspender is — or perhaps was — an extension that forced your excess tabs to sleep, helping to keep Chrome from using too much RAM and other resources. Last year, as explained in-depth by TheMageKing, the development of The Great Suspender changed hands and was subsequently sold to an unknown
Karlston posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsGoogle updates Chrome Web Store policies to tackle spammy extensions The Chrome Web Store offers a multitude of quality extensions for Chromium-based browsers. Google says that there are around 200,000 extensions in the Store. However, the store also contains numerous low-quality extensions that the firm calls “misleading”, ones that it terms “attempt to deceive and trick our users into installing them to make a quick profit”. The company is now introducing updated spam policies to crack down on and maintain the quality of the extensions in the Web Store. The