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Would Google Chrome show a full page demand to upgrade now?

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Posted on January 8, 2017 at 07:11:37
kitch29
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I had a full page Chrome logo that read nothing but "upgrade now" take over a news page I was reading. I deleted it.

Is that legit or do I have something bad in the house Avast ignored?

 

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I've seen the same thing for FireFox........................., posted on January 8, 2017 at 07:47:07
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It's not from Chrome..... Look at the address in your webrowser if you get it again... And yes delete it.

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RE: I've seen the same thing for FireFox........................., posted on January 8, 2017 at 08:27:10
kitch29
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I closed Chrome and searched on Edge (boy is that opaque) for the event and read it was no big deal but I figured it originated somewhere. I ran Malwarebytes which found 2 bad things and quarantined them.

All Malwarebytes tells you is that they were PUP somethings. For all I know I was quarantining some Windows Registry. Why are programmers so damn short on critical thinking?

 

"Why are programmers so damn short on critical thinking?", posted on January 8, 2017 at 08:50:37
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"Why are programmers so damn short on critical thinking?"

They're not! ---- It's just that people that aren't programmers, have no idea what they're talking about.

"For every Complex Problem, there is a Simple solution that won't work"

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RE: Would Google Chrome show a full page demand to upgrade now?, posted on January 10, 2017 at 21:38:37
tunenut
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So I found a site that describes what you probably saw. I would not blame this on chrome or on your computer, it is an advertisement, but a deceptive one that is trying to get a naive user to install almost certain malware. I don't use chrome much, I use Firefox and with the noscript add on, all these scripts are unable to run. But there will always be scammers trying to trap users. Just today I opened an email from FedEx only to realize it was another scammer. Clicking on an attachment to this kind of email can kill you. It just takes one mistake.

 

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