Adobe Chrome Extension for Security Update.

Adobe Sneaks Browser Add-Ons Into Chrome Extensions Security Update

Adobe Chrome Extension Security Update. Google Chrome users may have noticed that after the latest Adobe Reader update there was a new extension in their browser. This was not a coincidence.

Programs like Adobe and Java have been known to sneak browser add-ons and other bloat into their security updates. It appears that this time Adobe took aim at the Chrome browser.

Inside the latest security patch for Adobe Reader DC (15.023.20053) were numerous security patches. It included a new Chrome extension for Adobe Acrobat. This install was done silently in the background without prompting the user about the additional software they were about to install.

Luckily, Chrome has a good defense in place, alerting users to a new extension being added and allowing them to disable and remove it before it can stick around too long.

Chrome Extension Adobe Security Updates

PC Matic customers will avoid bloatware like unwanted extensions from Adobe updates as PC Matic handles vulnerable application updates. Adobe Reader is just one of the applications we automatically update and strip out all unwanted add-ons that sometimes get bundled in. In a addition to Adobe, you can see a full list of applications we automatically update below:

  • 7-Zip
  • Adobe AIR
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Flash Player ActiveX
  • Adobe Flash Player PPAPI
  • Adobe Reader
  • Adobe Reader MUI
  • Adobe Reader XI
  • Adobe Shockwave
  • FileZilla
  • Foxit Reader
  • Google Chrome
  • iTunes
  • Java 32
  • Java 64
  • Mozilla FireFox
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • OpenOffice
  • Opera
  • PDF Creator
  • PDFXChange Viewer
  • QuickTime
  • Real Player
  • Safari
  • Skype
  • Winamp
  • WinRAR
  • WinRAR 5.x
  • WireShark

Application Security Tip: Always keep your Adobe Software and other programs up to date to avoid vulnerabilities. Hackers have been known to target Adobe software products, and using a good antivirus software along with updating your programs immediately – can help keep your computer safe. Read more about the Adobe Privacy Hack.

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