The Chrome Web Store is Google’s archive for all things Chrome, from apps and extensions to a vast array of themes for the iconic browser. Presently, however, the store has some dodgy visitors who at first appear to offer pirated movies. But look closely, and it’s all an elaborate scam designed to generate traffic to a subscription site.
Google’s Chrome Store debuted in 2010 and is the go-to place for users looking to hustle their chrome browser.
Themes are also available which can be installed locally to change the appearance of the Chrome browser.
There are plenty programs to choose from, but some additions to the store this past couple of months were entirely unexpected from the add-on platform.
Free Movies on Chrome’s Web Store?
The above image suggests unknown third parties are exploiting Chrome Store’s ‘theme’ section to offer visitors to a vast array of pirate movies.
When clicking through to the movie page users are presented with a theme seemingly grants them to watch the movie online in “Full HD Online 4k.”
It is a dubious scam as users are led to Vioos.co, a pirate streaming portal impersonate, but nothing of use.
When you click the play button on movies appearing on Vioos.co, it will take you another site called Zumastar which asks people to “create a free account” to “access unlimited downloads & streaming.”
The website promises “With over 20 million titles, Zumastar is your number one entertainment resource. Join hundreds of thousands of satisfied members and enjoy the hottest movies.”
Dodgy Marketing. No Thanks.
Lengthy visits to Vioos.co results in a redirection to EtnaMedia.net, a domain that was promptly blocked by Malwarebytes due to suspected fraud. But if you allow the browser to make the connection, it will take you to another subscription site.
A lot of people have signed up to Zumastar or EtnaMedia via this problematic route from Google’s Chrome Store which is a worrying sign.
Steer clear from this; it’s a fraud.
Finally, don’t let the reviews fool you.
Probably Scammers Rubish Reviews