What is “You Are Using an Old Version of Chrome” Scam?
“You Are Using an Old Version of Chrome” Scam is a malware, that displays following error “You Are Using an Old Version of Chrome” to trick users. It’s created to make people think that their browser need some kind of update, in fact it will install malicious software on your computer and corrupt your browser. In this article you may learn how to remove “You Are Using an Old Version of Chrome” Scam.
The main purpose of such malware is to trick users into downloading malware or even dangerous viruses. This “update” claims to give you up to 15 GB of free storage and help to customize your browser. We strongly recommend you not to download anything this scam offers as it may damage your computer and browser. Keep ignoring this pop-ups till you remove this virus from your computer. To do so, follow our manual instruction, or you can download special removal tool and get rid of these annoying pop-ups automatically.
The malware will display these kind of texts:
You are using an old version of Chrome
Update your Chrome to get new awesome features
How to remove “You Are Using an Old Version of Chrome” Scam from your computer?
Solution for Windows user: You may try to use anti-malware tool to remove “You Are Using an Old Version of Chrome” Scam from your computer and clean up your browser. Newly advanced malware detection technology is able to run an instant malware scan, which is perfect to protect your computer in case of a new malware attack.
Solution for Mac user: This application is able to detect and remove “You Are Using an Old Version of Chrome” Scam from your Mac computer and clean up your browser. Effective and simple in use.
How to remove “You Are Using an Old Version of Chrome” Scam manually
Step 1: Remove “You Are Using an Old Version of Chrome” Scam from Control Panel
In order to get rid of “You Are Using an Old Version of Chrome” Scam, first thing you need to do is to uninstall malicious program from your computer. When removing “You Are Using an Old Version of Chrome” Scam, try to find suspicious recently installed programs and delete them too, as it’s pretty common that any malware comes with some other unwanted programs.
- Select Start.
- Control Panel.
- Then choose Add or Remove Programs.
- Search for recently installed and shady applications.
- Click Uninstall.
Windows 7/Windows Vista:
- Select Start.
- Then Control Panel.
- Choose Uninstall a Program.
- Search for recently installed, suspicious applications and choose Uninstall.
Windows 8/Windows 8.1:
- Open the Menu.
- Select Search.
- After that choose Apps.
- Next Control Panel.
- Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
- Search for recently installed and shady applications, select them and choose Uninstall.
- Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, then select Settings at the top.
- Choose App & features on the left menu.
- On the right side, Search for recently installed, shady applications and select them, then click on the Uninstall button.
- Click on Uninstall to confirm.
- Open Finder.
- Select Applications in the Finder menu.
- Search for recently installed and shady application, then choose it and follow instructions.
- Drag malicious application from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Note: If you can’t find required malicious program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for suspicious recently installed programs. If you still can’t locate any suspicious program or not sure what some application is for, we advise you to use the removal tool in order to track down what malicious program is infecting your system.
Step 2: Remove “You Are Using an Old Version of Chrome” Scam from browsers
Once you’ve uninstalled the application, remove “You Are Using an Old Version of Chrome” Scam from your web browser. You need to search for recently-installed suspicious add-ons and extensions.
- Open Google Chrome
- Push Alt + F.
- Choose Tools.
- Select Extensions.
- Search for recently-installed suspicious add-ons and extensions.
- Select the trash can icon to remove it.
Step 3: Removing malicious link from your browser shortcuts
Sometimes even removing of malicious program from your computer and web browser can’t help. If you are still facing unknown webpage when you open your web browser, then you might have your browser shortcut changed. It’s pretty common trick that perform most of browser hijackers. They change your browser shortcut so that every time you open it you’ll see not your homepage, but some advertisement webpage. But this issue is quite simple to fix. The instruction stated below matches most of the browsers.
- Right-click on your browser shortcut, choose Properties.
- If you see a link to some website after .exe in the Target field, read on.
- Usually you are not able to delete a link from Target field, that’s why you need to click on the Open File Location button in this window.
- Once you’ve opened file location, select chrome.exe/firefox.exe/iexplore.exe.
- Right-click on this file and choose Sent to option, then Desktop (create shortcut).
- New shortcut will have no additional redirection links.
- Delete old infected shortcut. If you got one in your taskbar, delete it from there too.
- Now you have new and clear shortcut without redirection to unknown websites.
Step 4: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings
To be sure that there is nothing left behind, we recommend you to reset your browser and use SpyHunter removal tool. It will restore your browser settings to default.
Reset browser settings in Google Chrome:
- Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
- Choose Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- Go to Reset browser settings section.
- Click Reset browser settings.
- In the dialog that appears, click Reset.
There are all the manual instructions that will help you to find “You Are Using an Old Version of Chrome” Scam and remove it on your computer. The most effective method to get rid of “You Are Using an Old Version of Chrome” Scam is to perform the manual removal instructions and then use any automatic tool. The manual method will weaken the malicious program and the program will remove it.