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7/18/16
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k8oms

Fake Urgent Chrome Update

I was reading an article from a link on Facebook and suddenly got a big window labelled "Urgent Chrome Update". There was a "chrome-update.bat" file downloaded. I immediately shut down my computer, restarted it and did a malware scan, found nothing, but a Google search found that the file will install malware that encrypts all the data on your computer. So BEWARE if this happens to you.

Here is what the fake warning window looks like.


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7/18/16
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Hennie Rozengarden
Hello k8oms,

Thank you for the warning. 

Greetings Hennie
Kenyon Freeburg
7/19/16
Kenyon Freeburg
I just got it this morning while browsing amazon

Paul Suchko
7/19/16
Paul Suchko
It created a script and downloads a file from https://wegoobackonpointe.org/17/528.dat and then runs it.  Looks like the domain is down now.

I think I got it from Facebook.. I was not on Amazon today.
chrisuk406
7/21/16
chrisuk406

I got the same thing - the window that opened without warning was https://eeteeinsightsoft.org/1171650884382/feaefa777b44afb7bf91c686644e5d1f.html.  I also noticed a chrome_update.bat had downloaded without my hitting the "download now" button though I did not run it (note the download bottom left).
chachat
7/21/16
chachat
I got this same thing this morning when I launched chrome. A bat file was downloaded. I deleted it. Is there anything else I need to do?
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BretAB
2/9/17
BretAB
Here's another idea: The next time someone gets one of these Chrome malware pop-up pages, click into the URL field (ie. Address field) at the top of the browser, and then press Shift+Escape. That should bring up the Chrome Task Manager.  You should have:

1. one process for a basic chrome called "Browser", 
2. a GPU process for Chrome's graphics acceleration, 
3. additional processes for each tab open, and then 
4. additional processes for each extension and/or apps that you've installed. 

If you see any processes that you don't recognize, note the PID. Next open "Windows Task Manager | Details tab | sort by PID". That PID should be for chrome.exe, with your user name, and description of Google Chrome. A right click on chrome.exe and then "Properties | Digital signatures tab | Details | View Certificate" should show the exe has Google Inc for the Digital Signature. The cert I have for a Chrome process shows: 


In the interim, I ran a full (paid version) anti-virus scan (took over an hour on an SSD, so be patient) and that was 100% clean. I also installed a new (paid version) anti-malware software and ran a full scan with that and it came up 100% clean. Perhaps if I hit whatever is triggering these fake Chrome update tabs, the new anti-malware software and a look at the chrome cert for the appropriate tab's PID can shed some light.

Humm . . .
 
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