I have been compromised by a fake Chrome Security update


  1. Posts : 59
    Windows 10
       #1

    I have been compromised by a fake Chrome Security update


    Hi everyone,

    I was able to confirm this is a fake Chrome Security Update prompt I unfortunately clicked on due to being in the rush. Right after Chrome became unstable and kept crashing.

    See the prompt

    I have been compromised by a fake Chrome Security update-1594603744002.jpg

    Can someone identify what type of malware/virus was installed on my system?
    Will this virus only affect Chrome files or can it spread to windows system files and compromise the whole system

    If I know what type of virus is exactly is I can look at the right location.

    Actions I have taken:

    - Deleted Chrome (chrome was installed across 2 sessions, I'm wondering if it can affect my 2nd session)
    - Ran a malwarebyte scan which returned 2 potential threat which I quarantined. See below results of the scan:

    Malwarebyteswww.malwarebytes.com-Log Details-Scan Date: 7/13/20Scan Time: 11:31 AMThreats Detected: 2Threats Quarantined: 2Time Elapsed: 1 min, 35 secFile: 2PUP.Optional.BundleInstaller, C:\USERS\XXXX\DOWNLOADS\UTORRENT.EXE, Quarantined, 512, 790622, 1.0.26745, , ame, Adware.FusionCore, C:\USERS\XXXX\DOWNLOADS\FILEZILLA_3.46.0_WIN64_SPONSORED-SETUP.EXE, Quarantined, 7413, 767959, 1.0.26745, , ame, Any thoughts?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Furthermore I have just launched CCcleaner custom clean.
    Went under the tab Application and ticked all the boxes pertaining to Chrome (internet cache, history, cookies, dl history, sessions, saved forms, saved passwords and compact database.

    It found and deleted a bunch of data under C:\Users\ME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\GPU cache

    Anything else I should delete?
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  2. Posts : 18,140
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1766 (x64) [21H2]
       #2

    A recent backup would be the easiest way to undo the damage. Failing that, using System Restore, and restoring to an earlier point in time, MIGHT, fix the problem.

    Alternatively, you might try an ESET Online Scanner, scan... just to make sure.

    Online Malware Detection | ESET



    For all problems like this, you really should consider good Backup Software, like Macrium Reflect (free/paid).
    Restoring from a backup will undo just about anything that has happened, since the last backup.



    /e If you're still not satisfied, you should probably try Bleeping Computer. They will walk you through the entire disinfection process. They aren't fast, but they are thorough.

    Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Help Forum - BleepingComputer.com
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  3. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110
       #3

    PUP -- "potentially unwanted malware". Uninstall or don't use: Microsoft Begins Flagging uTorrent as Malware - ExtremeTech
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  4. Posts : 812
    Windows 10 Professional x64 21H2
       #4

    Jacee said:
    PUP -- "potentially unwanted malware". Uninstall or don't use: Microsoft Begins Flagging uTorrent as Malware - ExtremeTech

    That's an old article, 2018.
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  5. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110
       #5

    Lance1 said:
    That's an old article, 2018.
    I know it is, but you get what you "get" using uTorrent, I suppose
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  6. Posts : 812
    Windows 10 Professional x64 21H2
       #6

    Jacee said:
    I know it is, but you get what you "get" using uTorrent, I suppose
    Well, that is true if you use it for illegal gain but, it is used for legitimate means as well. uTorrent is not all bad.
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