If you ever run across a new extension named Chrome Settings Button on the list of active extensions on your Google Chrome browser, you must know that a potentially unwanted program has already entered your system. Of course, you could have installed it willingly too. Either way, it would be smart to eliminate this extension from your browser as soon as possible. Do not worry, it is not serious malware, but, unfortunately, it cannot be called a decent extension either because specialists at 411-spyware.com have found that it does not act as a fully trustworthy piece of software. Additionally, it does not seem to be a very beneficial application even though it promises to make it easier to open Google Chrome settings. Of course, you might have a different opinion about it. You should not keep this extension active on your computer even if you have found it quite useful because its drawbacks outweigh the benefits it has. Read the rest of this article and see for yourself what it is capable of.
We would lie if we said that Chrome Settings Button is a serious malicious application, but we still cannot say that it is nothing bad to keep it active on the system. We recommend replacing this dubious Google Chrome extension with a new piece of software for managing browser’s settings because Chrome Settings Button might present you with the third-party content. We are talking here about advertisements and various sponsored links which might redirect you to untrustworthy pages. We would like to say that it is the first and the only drawback it has, but this would be a lie because research conducted by malware researchers at 411-spyware.com has also shown that this extension starts collecting information about users right after the successful installation on their browsers. It seems that it can collect both non-personally identifiable and personal details about users. The non-personally identifiable information will be collected automatically, and it consists of such details as IP address, browser type, browser version, time zone, etc. This information cannot identify users personally, and it is not considered very valuable; however, it might still be disclosed to third parties. As for the personal information, such details as name, email address, country of origin, nickname, website, company, and title will be recorded if users provide these details in any way. If this information ends up in the hands of cyber criminals or disreputable companies, they might be used for fraudulent purposes, and we are sure you would not be very happy about that. Luckily, there is a way to prevent this from happening. Your privacy will be safe if you disable the Chrome Settings Button extension. We are sure you will not miss this extension because it is not very beneficial – it only adds a button on a browser for accessing browser’s settings quicker. To be honest, it is possible to access Google Chrome settings with the click of a button without special software either, so we cannot confirm that Chrome Settings Button is extremely beneficial software.
Although it is possible to install Chrome Settings Button from its official website chromesettingsbutton.info or the Chrome store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-settings-button/ojepchjacoiipdmfljfdoaeeiggoaimc), we do not think that many users willingly install this piece of software on their computers. It is more likely that they do not even know about the entrance of this extension until they open the add-ons manager and find it there. Specialists at 411-spyware.com say that Chrome Settings Button should travel in software bundles, and we have not found this surprising at all because it is one of the main distribution methods used to spread potentially unwanted programs. Since they usually travel bundled with third-party software, it is not easy to prevent them from entering the system. Luckily, an antimalware tool can protect your system from all kinds of undesirable applications – you just need to enable it on your system.
If you have no idea why Chrome Settings Button has affected your browser, or you have simply not found it useful, you should delete it today. You can do this through the add-ons manager. Yes, it can be removed like an ordinary browser extension. If you have never deleted any extension before, consult our removal guide (see below). Also, you can always delete undesirable software automatically.