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Beware of a popup showing a need to upgrade Google Chrome


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#1 MtnClmbr

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 09:19 AM

I clicked on it and before I was finished, it had installed Panda Antivirus Program and a few other files.  It took me half an hour to uninstall all the garbage.  Panda Antivirus IS a virus!!!


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 09:21 AM

wow. but you shouldn't always click on pop-ups



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Posted 11 September 2014 - 09:57 AM

Properly using NotScripts in Chrome would likely of prevented that popup from displaying.

NotScripts - Chrome Web Store

 

A clever extension that provides a high degree of 'NoScript' like control of javascript, iframes, and plugins on Google Chrome.

NotScripts gives you a high degree of "NoScript" like control over what javascript, iframes, and plugins runs in your browser to increase security and lower the CPU usage. It is useful to help mitigate some attacks like certain cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities and drive by downloads by blocking the third-party content before it even runs with it's default deny policy.

 

Adblock Plus is another add-on I would recommend for Chrome. Adblock Plus - Chrome Web Store

 

There may be something else lurking in your Chrome that caused the popup. Suggest you do this:

 

 Resetting your browser settings will reset the unwanted changes caused by installing other programs. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be cleared or changed.

Reset your browser settings:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings and find the "Reset browser settings” section.
  4. Click Reset browser settings.
  5. In the dialog that appears, click Reset. Note: When the "Help make Google Chrome better by reporting the current settings" checkbox is selected you are anonymously sending Google your Chrome settings. Reporting these settings allows us to analyze trends and work to prevent future unwanted settings changes.

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 01:21 PM

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How To Block advertisements in Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Opera
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Posted 11 September 2014 - 11:34 PM

Rule no. 1: NEVER updating software by clicking the popup. ALWAYS manually start the process -- i.e. starting the updating WITHIN the software that needs the update.



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Posted 12 September 2014 - 07:54 AM

It's also not a good practice to allow every program to perform automatic updates. In most cases it's best to choice the option to be advised of an update and be allowed to decide when to download it.
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