Are you an amateur product designer? If you are, Color Generator is an extension that might appear to be useful. There is not much information about this add-on – which immediately raises questions and red flags – but it promises to create color pallets with HEX ID. The extension is free, and you might see no harm in installing it just to check it out. Our research team does not recommend this. It appears that this seemingly beneficial add-on is an advertising tool or a data-collector, and these are the things you do not want to be dealing with. Have you downloaded the extension already? If you have, you must consider removing it from your Google Chrome web browser. Our research team has analyzed this PUP (potentially unwanted program) and created a guide that shows how to delete Color Generator. If you are interested, please continue reading.
Just recently, Color Generator was promoted via originallyapp.cool, a download page that was created by the developer of the potentially unwanted program. The installer does not work at the moment, and that is because it has been taken off Chrome webstore, where it was officially available. The installer was offered at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/color-generator/kjbgfepijegnfjopiijkcgloefgkobpi. Not many apps get taken down from this source, and, usually, that happens because the extensions are proven to be malicious and/or unreliable. That, unfortunately, does not mean that this is the end of Color Generator. It can still be distributed using third-party installers and using aggressive methods. For example, it was found that Google Chrome users can be redirected via adware servers to malicious full-screen pages. Here, the installer of the PUP could be forced upon them. Remember one thing: You should NEVER install anything when direct force is used. Instead, close the browser – either via Task Manager or using Alt+F4 key shortcut – and scan your operating system for malware ASAP. This is suggested because you do not want to ignore infections that could be capable of redirecting you to scam pages. If malware is found, of course, you must remove it immediately.
The removal of Color Generator is very straightforward. All you need to do is open the browser on which it is installed and then remove the unwanted extension. At the time of research, this potentially unwanted program was compatible with Google Chrome, which is why the instructions below show how to delete it from this browser. Was another kind of browser affected? We can help you get rid of the PUP from any browser, but in order for us to update the guide, you have to let us know via the comments section that you need that. You can also use the comments area to post any questions or discuss the potentially unwanted program from any perspective you like. Of course, we have to take this opportunity to remind you that you need protection against PUPs and malware, and nothing can protect you better than reliable anti-malware software. Just make sure that the software you install is legitimate and capable of guarding your reliably.