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What is YouTube?

YouTube is a very popular Chrome extension by This extension has 10,000,000+ weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.54, and is most similar to YouTube and Video Editor for Chromebook & more: Free app. The latest version, 4.2.8, was updated 7 years ago.

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Install link: Chrome Web Store
Users: 10,000,000+
Version: 4.2.8 (Last updated: 2015-09-24)
Creation date: 2015-09-24
Manifest version: 2
Featured: No
Size: 20.05K
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
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# 5
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Risk impact

YouTube is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

YouTube has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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The manifest file declares the requirements and permissions that a Chrome extension will have access to. By reviewing the manifest, you may be able to determine if a Chrome extension is over-reaching (for example, if an extension is overriding your new tab page, or search provider, or requesting access to your web activities without any good reason).

  "name": "__MSG_appName__",
  "version": "4.2.8",
  "manifest_version": 2,
  "description": "__MSG_appDesc__",
  "icons": {
    "128": "128.png"
  "default_locale": "en",
  "app": {
    "launch": {
      "container": "tab",
      "web_url": ""
    "web_content": {