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Chrome Screenshot Extension injecting Ads to Google Search results

ScreenShot and Screen Capture Elite
Screenshot and Screen Capture Elite extension is reportedly injecting ads into Google Search Results page…

Google Chrome is one of the most used browsers. There is a huge audience from users using it just of surfing the web to professionals testing web-apps on it. This is due to its standards and optimized experience.

In case of Google Chrome, it has high standards in terms of user experience and it is unusual that users see ads and irrelevant stuff while browsing. But this time the user users of Screenshot Extension injecting Ads to Google Search and they have been compaining about this in the reviews of the extension on chrome web store.

Screenshot and Screen Capture Elite Extension injecting Ads to Google Search results

ScreenShot and Screen Capture Elite
ScreenShot and Screen Capture Elite Extension injecting Ads to Google Search results

The Chrome extension called Screenshot and Screen Capture Elite is said to inject ads to Google Search results in the Chrome browser. Users have complained that the ads are being shown despite they were using the ad blocker extensions.

So, if you are using adblocker extension and still are seeing ads in the search results of your chrome. You might be seeing them because you’ve installed the Screenshot and Screen Capture Elite extension with might be doing this. As reported by the users.

Screenshot and Screen Capture Elite

The screenshot extension of chrome is a famous one with 1 million + downloads and till now users were quite happy with the work it did. But from the last few days, it has been showing ads. It lets you capture a screenshot of any website, crop it, and save. You can also upload the image on the web, as it provides a shareable URL that has your IP address.

The extension is there in the Chrome web store for long. And was working seamlessly till the last few weeks. Then it slowly started show ads along with the search results. As users say, the ads will not appear directly on after installing the extension. The ads come after some time. Here are some top reviews of the extension.

User reviews on ScreenShot and Screen Capture Elite
User reviews on ScreenShot and Screen Capture Elite

What action is done for Extension injecting Ads to Google Search results

So, the ad blocker named UBlock Origin which is commonly used to block ads on Google Chrome isn’t working properly. The adblocker developer team started investigating the issue. And can with a result that the screenshot extension is using the ‘Fly Analytics‘ and connect to an external IP address 67.205.139.234, the same it used to provide the URL for uploaded SS.

The extension has been reproted and is still on the Web store and soon will be deleted or updated, i hope.

So, if you are facing the issue on Chrome and have the same issue. Go, report it and uninstall. I hope in some time it will get an update which will not do these things.

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