Today, I was installing Ublock Origin on a relative's computer. I go to the extensions and select it. I was then a bit surprised that it didn't seem to activate.
As it turns out, someone has uploaded malware using the same name, description and logo of the real Ublock Origin.
What's worse, it initialises and never actually installs itself as a plugin. That means that it's registered with your Google account, but can't be uninstalled.
This means that every machine on which you have Chrome will now download this malware, and there is nothing you can do about it until Google removes it from the Chrome store
This is terrible, and for now I have recreated the account on the computer, and replaced the browser with Firefox for now.
It also means that as soon as this user's laptop is started, Chrome will happily download this malware and install itself there too.
If anyone have any suggestions as to what to do, I'd love to hear about it.
For reference, the malware version can be found here: ditepi_dot_com (I don't want to include the URL so as to not accidentally leading any users there).