Google will no longer allow Windows users to install extensions from outside the Chrome Web Store

In order to increase the security on their web browser, Google is going to require all extensions for Google Chrome to be installed from the Chrome Web Store.

According to Google, the leading cause of complaints from Chrome users on Windows isĀ a malicious extension the user installed. To make things harder for the authors of these malicious programs, Google will, starting in January, require thatĀ all extensions installed in the stable or beta channel products come from the Chrome Web Store.

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