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It's actually how I became active in the webstore.. Tab Manager was sold to some other company and filled with malware afterwards. It took the webstore team over a year to take it down.

Luckily enough the source code was still on github, and I managed to fork it and improve that version into "Tab Manager Plus" [1]

Since then I've refurbished around 10 extensions and published a few of my own. It's fun, just annoying that malicious extensions aren't getting taken down fast enough, since I suppose not enough people report them.

How to report malicious extensions is also sometimes unclear. Some people think they have to install them first, that's only true for ratings, not reports. For example to report the extension from this blog post you just have to submit this form [2]

For other malicious extensions simply replace the extension id in that link.

[1] Tab Manager Plus - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tab-manager-plus-f...

[2] Report extension - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/report/fjnbnpbmkenffdnngj...

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