Researchers discovered dangerous Windows 10 malware that misleads people by posing as a Chrome update
Rapid7 researchers warned about a new threat to users of Windows 10. It’s about a dangerous malware posing as a chrome update.
According to experts, it is a campaign that has expanded through websites with malicious content.
The experts detailed that these platforms request permission from users to show notifications and then insist that people download the google chrome update.
In this way they trick users into download a software unwanted and in this way install malware that is capable of circumventing the protections of Windows 10 and in this way to be able to have control of the team.
Like other viruses, its goal is steal personal information of users as their login credentials for different services.
He too malware posing as a chrome update seeks to steal cryptocurrencies. But having control of the computer also opens the door to other types of threats.
How does the malware that affects Windows 10 work?
It should be noted that it is not a new system, since there have always been browser notifications that deceive people to install virus.
However, this time its infection occurs when visiting an infected web page that requests permission to send the user notifications.
It also blocks other content to force users to accept the installation of the virus software. After the victims fall for the trap, a notification will appear stating that the browser is out of date.
This message will take the user to update chrome from its link, however it is not legitimate and in reality it is a malware that will try to take control of the system.
If the malicious update, the system may send you a warning about the software developer, but if it is ignored the hackers will have succeeded.
“The malware will take advantage of a vulnerability in some versions of Windows 10 that allows arbitrary code to be executed in a scheduled task. It will modify different parameters of the system to take root and steal personal information and cryptocurrencies “
To avoid becoming victims of this type of malware, experts recommend not installing anything from unofficial pages. Also having an antivirus will always help protect your computer.