I have Windows 10 and Google Chrome is my default browser.
Lately when I click on the Google Chrome icon immediately a box pops up with a blue and gold shield in the upper left hand corner and a blue banner across the top that reads: USER ACCOUNT CONTROLS
DO YOU WANT TO ALLOW THIS APP TO MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR HARD DRIVE?
PROGRAM NAME: GOOGLE CHROME
VERIFIED PUBLISHER: GOOGLE INC.
FILE ORIGIN: Hard drive on this computer.
CLSID: (9B2340A0-4068-4306-B404-32e etc.etc. etc.
PUBLISHER CERTIFICATE INFORMATION:
ISSUED TO: Google Chrome Inc.
ISSUED BY VERISIGN 3 code signing 2010 CA
Valid from: 12/13/2015 to 12/14/2016
I was told that any updates from Google Chrome would automatically be done in the background without any kind of notice which makes my suspicious that this is some kind of fake update or a disguised virus wanting me to click on it so it can infect my computer.
It looks very authentic, but I'm really gun shy about clicking on anything anymore because of viruses. How can I tell if things like this are real or not? This pops up every time I log on and click on the Google Chrome icon.
Thanks for your help.