LastPass is the name shared by adware-type software and a good program for managing passwords (they are not associated in any way). As we analyze malware mainly, we will focus on the description of the bad extension LastPass that was promoted on the Chrome Web Store some time ago. Unfortunately, it it is very likely that many users installed it on their systems. If you see the LastPass extension created by AdGetBlock on the list of extensions added to Google Chrome, there is no doubt that you have this fake extension and need to get rid of it. After doing that, you could download the legitimate program from its official website lastpass.com. We are sure that it will work as it should, i.e. it will enable you to manage your passwords securely and conveniently.
We checked the page promoting the fake LastPass extension when it was still working and found that this unreliable extension asks users to allow it to display notifications upon installation. If a user agrees with that and installs the extension, he/she immediately notices a new icon on the Chrome’s app page. It was also found that users who click on this icon are immediately taken to a third-party website appforchrome.com, which is definitely not the official website of the legitimate program LastPass. Specialists at pcthreat.com believe that the fake LastPass extension promoted this website in order to increase the traffic rate of this particular webpage. Of course, the name of the legitimate program LastPass was chosen not without a reason – it is always likely that more users will download a popular program and thus visit the promoted website. Actually, some users immediately understand that they downloaded the fake LastPass extension because the legitimate program is said to be created by “lastpass.com,” whereas this fake extension uses the name of the AdGetBlock company. Some users, even though they do not know who have developed the legitimate program LastPass, understand that something is wrong too because they end up on appforchrome.com, click on the Download button to install the actual program, but notice the webpage with 3 commercial advertisements instead. These ads usually contain Download buttons; however, these buttons will not start the download of LastPass. More likely, users will be taken to untrustworthy third-party websites promoting undesirable software, e.g. Easy Doc Merge and other applications developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. Even though the page promoting the fake LastPass extension does not work anymore at the Chrome Web Store, there is a huge possibility that users who downloaded the fake extension ended up on appforchrome.com and thus were exposed to additional undesirable software. To find out whether or not your system contains other unwanted programs, scan your system with the diagnostic scanner that you can download from our website.
The good thing about browser extensions is that they can be eliminated rather easily. Of course, if it is your first time, you might find the process difficult, so we suggest using our manual removal instructions. Another way to eliminate the threat is to acquire and then scan the system with an automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter. Its free version is available for download on pcthreat.com, so feel free to download it.