12 February, 2020

Removing xfreeservice.com adware from Chrome

Removing xfreeservice.com

and so on.
If your Google search results are filled with useless thumbnails and links are redirected through xfreeservice.com your Google Chrome is infected with a malicious javascript which probably came attached with one of the Chrome Extension.
  Problem: Google Search results have thumbnails in front of them and links are redirected 
through b.xfreeservice.com or c.xfreeservice.com. In some case, you are redirected to an entirely different page. Google search results are modified with affiliate links.

Solution: Remove any/all Chrome extensions that help with downloads.
Example: Downloader for Instagram, Video Downloader, Free Download Manager.

There are very detailed insights on xfreeservice.com being malware or not here. Needless to say, there's indeed some undesired behaviour.

The xfreeservice.com script is designed very well to ensure a Chrome user cannot always pinpoint it out.
If you open developers inspector in Google Search results infiltrated with xfreeservice.com links, the script hides all parts related to xfreeservice.com 
Moreover, if you just modified any of your extensions xfreeservice.com  will remain disabled for certain time. 

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