PSA: Fake Urgent Chrome Update making rounds, do not open Chrome-update.bat file

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  1. P-B

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    http://techdows.com/2016/07/fake-urgent-chrome-update.html

    Many Chrome users reported on twitter, Google product forums and on reddit that while they’re browsing certain sites they’ve suddenly seen a new window opened labelled with Urgent Chrome Update having download now button (definite scam, don’t click on the download button or any ware in that window) and immediately a batch file was downloaded to computer with name Chrome-update, be aware! This can happen to you.

    If you’re experienced this do the following things

    Don’t open the chrome-update.bat file, delete it immediately if downloaded.
    Exit Chrome browser.
    Perform a scan with Malwarebytes and antivirus
    Run Chrome cleanup tool (don’t hesitate to reset settings) and adwcleaner.
    Check your extensions and observe Chrome browser behavior, if it behaves suspiciously like malware, reset browser.
    I suggest you to visit Chrome settings > advanced Settings, under Downloads, check ‘Ask where to save each file before downloading’, so you know what files are downloaded and they won’t be saved to your computer from Chrome browser without your consent.

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    P-B Honourary Canuck Gold

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    That's the name of the article. I don't offer PSA's myself. :coffee:
     
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    thanks :mrpeanut:
     
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    #froggy
     
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    Chrome will never ask you to run an executable to update. Unless you know what a .bat file is never run ANY .bat file. This is just typical phishing.
     
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    BTW: A chromebook would automatically protect you from this :coffee:
     
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    Chwizas Girl Well-Known Member VIP

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    Chrome usually updates automatically.

    This is a about a computer illness, and I wanted to hear from Medicine Man :rolleyes:
     
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    Me? I don't even play baseball. What the hell is you talkin about?

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    :spit:
     
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    i keep getting an "update flash player" pop up whenever i open chrome..
    im on a mac..

    DBD any ideas how to deal with this?

    from what i've read is some kind of adware
     
  16. P-B

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    Chromebooks don't come in desktop models :coffee:
     
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    You may have given some random site permission to use pop up notifications. Have a look in

    settings -> show advanced settings -> privacy -> Push the content setting button and have a look around there and disable any you don't need.
     
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    thnx..will give that a try
     
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    Guess you've never heard of a Chromebox :coffee:
     
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    Chromebase(all in one), or Chromebox if you have monitor, keyboard and mouse lying around.
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