Fix “Disable developer mode extensions” Chrome pop-up malware related




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“Disable developer mode extensions” pop-up appears in the newer version of Google Chrome, it basically means there is a Browser Extension enabled that is not from the Google Web Store. This can be a extension that is legit, or build by yourself or it can be malware which is dangerous. There are a few thing you can try to disable this annoying pop-up. Some people said the problem is fixed in the 34.0.1847.3 (dev) version of Google Chrome, so upgrading to this specific version might solve the problem.

Google already let developers know on Chromium they won’t fix this problem “This is part of a defense in depth against force-installed extensions, and should only be present in windows stable/beta channels. Unfortunately there aren’t great ways when reading the prefs at startup time to tell the difference between someone choosing to load an extension in development mode and malicious software on their machine having forcibly altered their prefs without their knowledge, so this dialog has to be shown at every startup.

It has everything to do with malware in Google Chrome extension list, which we see a lot nowadays. We actually stumbled on this problem when we were testing malware and Google Chrome begun poppin’ up this informational alert, so it works, but it is annoying… The pop-up will be shown every time Google Chrome is started. We cannot tell you how to solve the problem when you develop Google Chrome extensions, but we can offer you free tools to scan your computer for Malware infections to remove this malware, which also cause the pop-up.

So if you receive the “Disable developer mode extensions” pop-up and you are NOT a developer, you should scan your computer for malware which adds a malicious Browser Extension to Google Chrome causing the pop-up.
The software we offer to scan your computer is 100% free to detect and remove malware files and traces from your computer and your browser.




STEP 1 – Remove Malicious Extensions using AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner will scan your computer for malicious Services, Folder, Files, Shortcuts, Registry items and Products. As AdwCleaner tries to delete these malicious content it will also clean the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browser. We strongly recommend using AdwCleaner several times a month to keep your computer clean from adware, popups, browser hijackers or toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner (Official link and direct-download)

Select AdwCleaner.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

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If User Account Control asks you to allow AdwCleaner.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

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Start scanning your computer for any malicious threats by selecting the Scan button, please wait.

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AdwCleaner will now start scanning your computer. If AdwCleaner is done, it will display a list of malicious items detected, please uncheck the items you do not want to remove that might be detected as malicious.
If you have nothing to uncheck, continue to the removal process and select the Clean button.

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AdwCleaner will display the following informational alerts and starts rebooting the computer.

All programs will be closed in order to proceed correctly to the removal of the infections. Please save any work in progress and the click [OK]

If you have been brought to use AdwCleaner, it’s probably because your PC contained potentially unwanted programs or adware.
Potentially unwanted programs are often proposed during the installation of software. They may be present form of toolbars that sometimes change the homepage of the browser and slow internet browsing.
To avoid the installation of these programs polluting the computer, it is essential to follow these tips:

– Always download a program from the official link, or a trusted site
– When installing a program, do not click too fast [Next] without paying attention to Terms of Use and third-party programs available.
– If third-party programs are available (toolbars, etc) uncheck them.
– Enable detection of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) in your Antivirus.

AdwCleaner must restart the computer to complete the removal process. The report will be opened on the next reboot.

After the reboot a logfile will open. The logfile in Windows XP and Windows 7 will open once the desktop is started. To open the logfile in Windows 8 you need to switch to the Desktop modus by selecting windows key + d on your keyboard.
If you want to check the AdwCleaner log, you can find the report log in your system drive, Adwcleaner folder (for example: C:\adwcleaner)

STEP 2 – Remove Malicious Files using Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool will not only remove this threat from your computer, but Junkware Removal Tool will scan and remove any threat from your computer that is malicious. Junkware Removal Tool is a great tool to completely clean your computer from any threat and highly recommended to use frequently to keep your computer clean and healthy. Best of all it’s free and updated regularly.
Download Junkware Removal Tool (Official link and direct-download)

Select JRT.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

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If User Account Control asks you to allow JRT.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

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As described on thisisudax.org

Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer.  A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue.  This tool will help you remove these types of programs.

Please note: Close all your browsers, save any work and then press any key to continue.
Your desktop may blink or a new window may open during the scan and removal process of junkware removal tool.

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When Junkware Removal Tool is done scanning and removing malicious items from your computer a logfile will open.

STEP 3 – Clean your computer with using MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

  • Install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
  • Perform a Quick Scan
  • when scan is done, right click in the results and select “Check all items
  • Click “Remove Selected” button

Remove malware with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Free

  • Reboot your computer
  • Enjoy a malware free computer.

Reset browser settings

Sometimes it is advised to restore your browser to default settings, as this threat is installed by many different applications. Restoring is the easiest and fastest way to get rid of any threat. Please know when you restore to default settings all your personal settings will be lost. If you do agree to continue to reset your Google Chrome to default settings follow our instructions.

Reset Google Chrome to default settings

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Goto the three stripes in the right top corner (menu)
  • Select Settings

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  • Scroll down to the end of the page, search for + Show advanced settings

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  • Scroll down once again to the end of the page and click Reset browser settings button

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  • Click Reset once more

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Article published on — by Max Reisler

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