How to remove Setaga from X-Notifier for Chrome

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I am a huge fan of the X Notifier extension for Chrome, however recently the developer has added an advertising component called Setaga. I don't recall agreeing or opt-ing into this, but its possible I did without thinking. In any case, I hate this and wanted to remove it.

I found a post on their forum, but could not see how to remove it. So I did it myself. Here's how:

  1. Find the extension. For me (on Windows 7) it was in:
    C:\Users\{USERNAME}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\apebebenniibdlpbookhgelaghfnaonp\1.0.12_0. Note, that random text is the application ID. You also see it in the URL for the extension on the Webstore site.
  2. Next, open manifest.json in something like Notepad++.
  3. Lines 8-12 look like this. Remove them (ensuring the syntax of the json remains in-tact):
       "content_scripts": [ {
          "js": [ "content/setaga/inject.js" ],
          "matches": [ "http://*/*" ],
          "run_at": "document_start"
       } ],
    Save the file.
  4. Go into the Content folder and delete the segata folder.
  5. Restart Chrome

It's possible this "fix" may need to be reapplied when the addon updates. Hence me writing this. So I remember how to do it.