Pixel World Extension is a new Google Chrome browser extension that only appeared a week ago and it has already been blocked by Google; in other words, this tool is not available in the Chrome web store any longer. This usually happens when an extension gets reported by multiple users and Google inspects it and finds it potentially harmful. This application is a totally useless one anyway with its capability of telling you how many pixels your screen has. In fact, we have categorized this extension as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The tools in this category are usually not dangerous at all but they can still pose an indirect threat to your system. For example, this PUP may enter your system with malicious software installers that may actually put your computer at risk by exposing you to unreliable web content and so on. If you take your virtual security seriously, we think that you should not hesitate to remove Pixel World Extension. Please continue reading our article if you would like to find out how you can stop the next threat from entering your computer in the first place.
Schemers usually use freeware bundles to distribute PUPs and certain malware infections as well to infect unsuspecting users. This is how you may let adware programs, fake alerts, keyloggers, and browser hijackers onto your system in one go. And, this is why it pays to avoid suspicious file-sharing websites when you want to download free software or updates. It is also important that you stay away from questionable online gaming, betting, dating, and pornographic pages because these are infamous for hosting unsafe third-party content, such as banner ads, pop-up ads, and fake buttons. You should also be aware that when your PC is infected with adware or a browser hijacker, you could be exposed to a flow of unreliable third-party advertisements while you are browsing the web. An adware program, for example, can also hijack reliable third-party ads and take you to malicious websites. If you would like to be certain that it is safe for you to use the web, we suggest that after you delete Pixel World Extension, you also run a full-system malware scan to find all other threats as well that need to be eliminated.
This is probably one of the most useless extensions of all times. Pixel World Extension displays a panel with information regarding the parameters of your screen, including the number of pixels your screen has altogether. This is most likely not something that you would ever need; however, if you somehow did, it is quite likely you would know this number by heart or you could quickly calculate it. Using a potentially unreliable program may always hide certain risks. For instance, this tool may collect information about you regarding your online activities. This then can be use used to create tailored content matching your interests and needs. Cyber crooks can, for example, show your advertisements that could draw your attention and take you to fake online shops or other malicious sites where you could be scammed to disclose your credit card details or even personally identifiable information that can be used by crooks to commit online fraud. All in all, it is never safe to leave any application on board that you have the slightest doubt about. We recommend that you remove Pixel World Extension to be on the safe side.
The best thing about this PUP is most likely its elimination process that does not take a minute actually. Once you locate this extension in the list of extensions in your Extension Manager, you can simply remove it. Of course, if you are not familiar with these steps, you can always use our instructions below. Keep in mind that your computer may not be entirely clean even after removing Pixel World Extension. Therefore, we suggest that you use a professional anti-malware program like SpyHunter to automatically hunt down all present and future infections on your system.