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Two extensions have been taken down from Google Chrome Web Store for violating Google’s terms of service.
This comes a month after search giant Google announced it would protect users from pop-up ads by disabling some of its toolbars and other extensions, Sources said.
Extensions are small bits of code that alter a browser by adding new features or removing others. Popular extension AdBlock automatically blocks advertising on websites. Even as Internet message boards were abuzz this weekend over the two extensions, they had in fact fewer than 100,000 users.
The decision came after users complained to the company’s message boards following two extensions, “Add to Feedly” and “Tweet This Page,” having had their codes updated leading to the display of more pop-up adsCNet.