Support » Plugin: Simple Share Buttons Adder » Beware this plugin – adware, malware

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  • Plugin Author Simple Share

    (@davidoffneal)

    Hi @steven2,

    Thanks for reaching out and apologies if you have had issues with our plugin.

    We take all malware threats seriously and can assure you that we are not adding any. At one point of this year we did have an issue with our script throwing one too many redirects but have since stopped all redirects from happening within our plugin.

    If you have any further questions or problems you would like us to look into please let us know. Again, we take these matters very seriously and hope to provide the best experience possible for our users.

    It is addware / malware. It downloads a javascript file from the SimpleShare server. This file can be changed at will by the builders at SimpleShare.

    view-source:https://ws.sharethis.com/button/st_insights.js?publisher=4d48b7c5-0ae3-43d4-bfbe-3ff8c17a8ae6&product=simpleshare

    The current script includes other script tags, sets cookies, looks at cookies … it actualy does anything that is not required to show a share button on a webpage.

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