Cookies On-off is another name for Cookies Control, which is a browser extension that should protect your privacy by blocking tracking cookies. The only problem is that this extension that can also collect information about your online browsing habits using the same tracking cookies. So the bottom line is that you should not try to protect yourself from tracking using a third-party extension. It is for the best to remove Cookies On-off from your browser, and then make sure you do not install similar applications again. For more information on the extension, please continue reading the description, or simply scroll down for the manual removal instructions.
We have seen several computer security-related websites call Cookies On-off a “virus,” but that is close to a crime, really. This extension only works on the Chrome browser, and it could not be farther away from a genuine computer virus. A virus does not ask your permission to enter your system. A virus is very hard to remove. A virus is a malicious program that will leave your system devastated. On the other hand, we could say that Cookies On-off is somewhat “confused.” Its intentions are good, but the problem is that the means and methods it employs are somewhat fishy.
So let us take a look at the thing that does not allow us to call Cookies On-off a malicious infection. That is its official homepage. When a program has a homepage, it is very likely that it is simply a potentially unwanted application, rather than a genuine computer infection. It also means that you can choose to NOT install it, especially if you encounter the direct distribution source. The official website for this extension also says that the program “work on “per host” basis and will disable cookies for one domain only (the site opened in the currently selected tab). When you disable cookies, it will delete cookies set by this site and will reload the current page.”
The thing is that you should be able to disable cookies through your browser, too. And when you go through the list of extensions, you will probably see that Cookies On-off is not the only plug-in added to your browser. If you do not remember adding these extensions to your system, it probably means that they entered in software package when you installed some freeware application. Whenever you download freeware from file-sharing pages, there is always a risk that you might end up installing a number of unwanted applications your PC, and it is important to recognize that risk.
So it is very likely that you will have to remove Cookies On-off along with a few other unwanted applications before they manage to expose you to potentially corrupted content. While these extensions do not intend to do that, they could be easily exploited by cyber criminals to promote their dangerous sites, so you need to do everything in your power to prevent that.
Delete Cookies On-off manually and then acquire a reliable antispyware program that will help you scan your PC and remove other unwanted applications (if any). You will probably be surprised to find more undesirable apps on your PC.
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