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What is Newshelper?

Newshelper is a Chrome extension by ronnywang. This extension has 10,000 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.63, and was removed from Chrome Web Store 9 months ago. The latest version, 1.7.1, was updated 4 years ago.

This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2022-05-11
Stats date:
Users: 10,000
Rating: 4.63 (131)
Version: 1.7.1 (Last updated: 2019-02-15)
Creation date: 2019-02-15
Manifest version: 2
  • notifications
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Featured: No
Size: 92.85K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
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1.0.1 修正有時候偵測不到任何舊資料的問題
1.0.2 修改呈現的 style
1.0.3 增加了處理如果有被刪除的回報,要讓小幫手不顯示
1.0.4 修正有時會失敗的問題,並且在動作列加上回報到小幫手
1.0.5 當回報被修改時不會再另外跳通知,在一般頁面也直接支援顯示提示訊息,改掉網址列的圖示 修正 FB 新的版面無法抓到資訊 (感謝 @kcwu)
1.0.6 增加重覆新聞網址的判斷,不會因為網址多了一些東西就找不到新聞了 修正重覆新聞網址的判斷可能會對一些 Yahoo 新聞網址誤判的問題 讓新 FB 版面可以使用(謝謝 @jsliang) 以及增加 youtube 網址特別處理 修正, 造成的自由時報網址錯誤
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Risk impact

Newshelper requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Newshelper if you trust the publisher.

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

Newshelper may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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User reviews
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  "update_url": "",
  "applications": {
    "gecko": {
      "id": "",
      "strict_min_version": "51.0"
  "manifest_version": 2,
  "default_locale": "en",
  "name": "__MSG_extensionName__",
  "description": "__MSG_extensionDescription__",
  "version": "1.7.1",
  "author": "ronnywang, wildsky, racklin",
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