1.    29 Jun 2017 #1

    Unrequested Chrome Popup - Is it a phishing attempt when using Yahoo?


    I believed I had a good version of Chrome I obtained with the help of Forum members. I have had 3 attempts now by a page purporting to be a request to update Chrome. Each time I instinctively click on it - then have second thoughts since I did not request it. and it wants to change files. Being Paranoid I have stopped in my tracks. and thought I could ask Forum members.

    If I can I will try and get attached screen shots, showing my currrent Chrome Screen, The Chrome Pop-up, and the heading and tail end of a cookie policy Of MindSpark from a link on my Now original Chrome access page, bottom lefthand corner.

    Billz
    Unrequested Chrome Popup - Is it a phishing attempt when using Yahoo? Attached Files
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  2.    29 Jun 2017 #2
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    @billz it's a FAKE!!!
    https://productforums.google.com/for...me/atnsYCHEcLg

    Just look at the address in the browser for that alert. A Whois lookup for that domain says:

    Creation Date: 2017-06-27
    Registrant Name: Viola Gilbert
    Registrant Organization: NA
    That is NOT from Google! A scan for malware with AdwCleaner is highly recommended.
    https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
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  3.    29 Jun 2017 #3

    Thank you Bree, I will give Malware Bytes a go.
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  4.    29 Jun 2017 #4
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    Yeah MindSpark is a problem.
    If Malwarebytes doesn't get it all (which it may not), here are some scans that should nuke it for good:

    RKILL
    RKill Download
    ADWCleaner
    Downloads - AdwCleaner - ToolsLib
    (reboot)

    RKILL (again)

    JRT
    Junkware Removal Tool Download

    .
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  5.    29 Jun 2017 #5

    simrik and Bree, I have just run the Malware Bytes Ad program from the Link given by Bree and it found 51 items which I have removed, I did notice that it had the Programs mentioned by simrik I will have to study these later, but for now I thank you both.
    I did use Malware bytes 5 years ago and it found items that My AVG subscription had missed probably, because I had inadvertently given them authority. I have been using AVG paid version - It is difficult to change when you get no apparent trouble.
    Billz
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  6.    29 Jun 2017 #6
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    Cheers!
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  7.    30 Jun 2017 #7
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    Good. Now follow simrick's suggestions in the order given, with no restart after Rkill. And yes, you should run AdwCleaner again once Rkill has stopped processes that may be hiding things.
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