July 6, 2021

Should I be concerned about this extension?

– I launched Chrome today, and to my surprise, a popup about “Safe Torrent Scanner” being added by another program showed up.
– Microsoft Defender and MalwareBytes didn’t find anything.
– I followed the instructions I found here on reddit about editing the registry to get rid of it and prevent it from recurring when you add a new profile, so it’s fixed now. I’m still feeling paranoid though, is there anything else that I should do?

A bit more background:
I installed BitTorrent almost 2 months back (bad mistake, I know) but almost immediately uninstalled it after. What’s weird to me is I’ve been using Chrome every now and then since but it’s only today that that extension popup showed, almost 2 months later, which is why I’m a bit concerned. I haven’t installed anything dodgy since, it’s been just games I bought from Steam.

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