What is Fake Google Chrome Update?
Fake Google Chrome Update is an online scam used to trick computer users into downloading potentially unwanted applications. The malicious domain claims that you need to update your browser. If you actually click on Download Update button, you will not be acquiring a Chrome update. Instead, you will be installing potentially unwanted if not malicious programs. You can end up on the fake website by clicking on a corrupted link.
That is why it is important to be careful with various ads and links that you are not familiar with. Other versions of the similar scam created for other web browsers include Fake Internet Explorer Update and Fake Mozilla Firefox Update. It is clear that in order to keep your PC secure, you need to delete Fake Google Chrome Update.
How does Fake Google Chrome Update work?
The corrupted page that shows you the fake update request is usually nv83.info. Once you land on this website, you will be offered to update your web browser to its latest version. You may also be promised that it will speed up your surfing process and make it more secure. Unfortunately, none of this is even remotely true. If you were to read the disclaimer that is also provided on the page, you would see that the website is not in any way affiliated or partnered with Google Chrome. Moreover, Google Chrome has not reviewed or authorized the advert. That makes it rather obvious that the notification is completely fake and you should not believe a word it says.
If you want to update your browser you should visit its official website. The main aim of the fake page is to replace your browser with an older version and install potentially unwanted programs. The older version of Google Chrome is installed using Premium Installer. The PUPs that the corrupted site may provide you with include MyPCBackup, File Opener Pro, Incredibar toolbar, PC Optimizer Pro and others. If you have already been tricked by this malicious domain, you should delete Fake Google Chrome Update and related programs.
How to remove Fake Google Chrome Update?
There is no doubt that you need to eliminate Fake Google Chrome Update and the related issues. First of all, you should replace the browser that the corrupted domain installed. Then, you also need to terminate Fake Google Chrome Update and its related programs. This can be done with the help of a malware removal tool. Download the anti-malware and let it take care of your system. You can, of course, delete the programs manually. We would not recommend this option, mostly because there may be several unwanted applications on your PC and the anti-malware is a more reliable solution to their removal. Still, if you wish to remove Fake Google Chrome Update and the related software manually, you can do that using the instructions below.
Fake Google Chrome Update Removal
- Move cursor to the bottom right corner
- Select Settings -> Uninstall a program
- Terminate unwanted applications
Windows 7 & Vista
- Click Start -> Control Panel
- Choose Uninstall a program
- Delete unwanted software
- Click on Start and go to Control Panel
- Select Add or remove programs
- Choose the program and click Remove.