“You Are Using an Old Version of Chrome” Scam – How to Remove It

This article has been created to explain more about the “You Are Using an Old Version of Chrome” scam page which aims to trick victims into downloading an ad-supported browser extension.

A new scam seems to be coming back again, which aims to trick you that your web browser is out of date by displaying a fake phishing web page. The older variant of the scam used the browser-updater(.)com domain which has been taken down, but now it seems that the scamming web pages which show fake updates are coming back.They aim to download a browser extension or a suspicious software which claims improve your browsing experience, but instead aims to show various different types of ads on your computer. If you have seen the “You Are Using an Old Version of Chrome” scamming pop-ups on your PC, it is extremely likely that you may have started seeing them as a result of a potentially unwanted program already present on your computer and this is why we advise that you read this article to learn how to secure your PC and stop such pop-ups and unwanted programs from appearing in the future as well.

Threat Summary

Name“You Are Using an Old Version of Chrome”
TypeBrowser Hijacker
Short DescriptionAims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.
SymptomsYour web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your PC.
Distribution MethodBundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Vencislav Krustev. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/using-old-version-chrome-scam-remove/