1.    24 Feb 2017 #1

    Chrome pop up. Is it for real or Phishing


    I've just had a pop up apparently from Chrome requesting me to click on links from the following address
    http(es,colon,slash,slash)support.google.com/chrome/?p=help&ctx=keyboard#topic=3227046
    I am always dubious about being invited to click this or that as a necessity to fix a problem that does occur as a standard Chrome fault, that I have tried to cure before.
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  2.    24 Feb 2017 #2
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    Looks like a long-standing bug. The domain is a legitimate address for Google Chrome, but that particular help topic doesn't seem to exist now. You just get the generic help page. Is your Chrome up to date? The Chrome forum is full of people with the same pop-up as you.
    Search results - Chrome Help

    Been going on for years, here's one from 2014...

    Alright, so, I've got an odd one. For the last few weeks, a couple of times a night, Chrome keeps opening up a tab to the Chrome help page.... I know that that page can be opened by pushing F1, and I suspect the "ctx=keyboard" part of the URL is suggesting that's why it's opening... but the key itself is not particular sensitive, needing a decent amount of travel to push, so I'm fairly sure I'd notice if I was catching it a couple of times a night all of a sudden....
    Chrome Help keeps opening itself! - Chrome Help
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  3.    01 Mar 2017 #3
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    that's crazy. i get a message on the top of the page in Dutch stating that :some chrome users have been logged out during maintanance but can log back in now no problem. followed by the account password recovery link. so i tried saving the page and it did not just download a html file. it dropped the html file and a folder with content as well
    It's smelly if ya ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Looks like a long-standing bug. The domain is a legitimate address for Google Chrome, but that particular help topic doesn't seem to exist now. You just get the generic help page. Is your Chrome up to date? The Chrome forum is full of people with the same pop-up as you.
    Search results - Chrome Help

    Been going on for years, here's one from 2014...

    Chrome Help keeps opening itself! - Chrome Help
    Last edited by beepclick; 01 Mar 2017 at 12:47. Reason: added extra
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