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    could my chromebook local file be copied by malware extension ?

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    by sativapics ·

    hello, I’m starting this post because of a concern I have with my chromebook.

    Yesterday I happened to see on my chromebook a kind of extension with a weird name, it was written in chinese.
    I never saw it before and I uninstalled it right away and I powerwashed my chromebook. All my datas was delete within the powerwash but I had an external backup, so my data wasn’t lost…..
    And since the powerwash I tried to locate that extension (or app…or add-on….although it looked more like an extension) but without success. All I remember was the title of the extention was written in chinese.

    * And here is my concern * ( and would like to ask you what do you tink of it) :

    I had sensitive private datas locally on my download chromebook folder, which is data for my personal project. I’m building a website and had everything in my file locally on my chromebook, which is music I composed, logos that has to be copyrighted…. etc. My fear is ”could my project datas (music, visual….etc) be copied by this chinese extension ?? In other words, could this extension (or app) copy my data that was on my download local chromebook folder and my project be grabbed by this app or extension ?

    Thanks in advance for your futur clarifications.

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    • #3988604
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      The answer to almost every “could?” question.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to could my chromebook local file be copied by malware extension ?

      Is yes. If your files are to be safeguarded why would choose any CLOUD based device? You are not in control here.

      I continue to encounter folk new to computers and as it stands, the cloud is still not that secure. One rogue employee, one subpoena and what else and the data is copied somewhere.

      But let’s turn our attention to that website. Anything there is open to being copied so there’s not any concern there. Or is there?

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      Re: Could my Chromebook local file be copied by malware extension?

      by blakeryan744 ·

      In reply to could my chromebook local file be copied by malware extension ?

      Yes, you Chromebook local files can be infiltrated by malware extensions.

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      Reply To: could my chromebook local file be copied by malware extension ?

      by Brody Nienow ·

      In reply to could my chromebook local file be copied by malware extension ?

      I can suggest that the local files of the Chromebook may be infiltrated by the
      of the extensions. malware. It is just a suggestion.

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      Reply To: could my chromebook local file be copied by malware extension ?

      by anawilliam850 ·

      In reply to could my chromebook local file be copied by malware extension ?

      It’s certainly possible that the Chinese extension you encountered was malware that was designed to steal personal information or data from your device. Since you uninstalled the extension and powerwashed your Chromebook, you’ve taken steps to remove the potential threat, but it’s hard to say for sure whether your data was accessed or copied.

      To be safe, it might be a good idea to change any login credentials that you used on your device, especially if they’re related to any financial or personal accounts. It’s also a good idea to keep an eye on your financial statements and other sensitive information, to see if there’s any suspicious activity.

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