Chrome users are on alert after thousands of people have been led to download a file that has been passed from update to the browser. Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers in the world and you should not lose this position anytime soon. In fact, it has a utilization rate of 68.50%, which is undoubtedly an achievement. That is why any danger that comes to Google Chrome assumes such high proportions and users are in danger. In practice, it is the browser that almost everyone uses.
Google Chrome: users on alert with new danger!
The security company Doctor Web published a post on his blog where he reveals the existence of a file that is making victims and that presents itself as an update for the browser.
This manufacturer of anti-malware solutions said the download is being spread via compromised websites using WordPress. Many of them are news blogs and even business pages.
The method of operation is simple. People visit a particular website as far as they are used to going and are taken to another with an alert about a new update for Chrome. Ironically, the update concerns the important security update for Chrome.
However, this download is not a legitimate update for Google Chrome and is instead malware that gives criminals remote access to infected machines.
In total, more than 2,000 people downloaded the fake Google Chrome update.
That said, you should always be careful when redirecting to other sites, especially with updates. It is true that many people end up falling into this scheme. However, this is not how manufacturers alert users to important software updates. Chrome, in particular, even has an automatic patch download system.
For all these reasons, be very careful when downloading and installing strange files.
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