You Are Using An Older Version Of Chrome fake alert can come up on your screen while you are browsing the web in your Google Chrome browser. As you may guess from its given name, it is indeed a fake alert. If you are not an experienced user, you may actually believe that this message is for real. It claims that your browser is out of date and you should install the latest version for "awesome" new features. We have seen lots of similar fake alerts in the past year, but these usually try to push you to buy a worthless low-quality security tool or service to fix your computer that is supposed to have some serious system security issue, which is all fake, of course. In this case, though, this fake alert will install potentially unwanted program (PUPs) and may also drop adware programs, ransomware programs, and other threats. If you clicked on the "Update Chrome for free" button, it is quite possible that you infected your system with a few of those threats. This is why it is important that after you remove You Are Using An Older Version Of Chrome fake alert, you also make sure that you eliminate all other possibly harmful programs as well.
We have found that there are two main options for you to end up with this fake alert in your browser. First, if your PC is infected with malware like adware, this infection may redirect you directly to the malicious page that displays this fake alert. When you find yourself on such a page out of the blue, you should always check the URL right away because it can be a telltale sign. Cyber criminals can use similar domain names to resemble "google.com" or, in other cases, "microsoft.com" but these URLs always have some extra bits that just do not belong and cannot be official. In order for you to infect your computer with an adware program and all kinds of other threats, you usually need to install a free software bundle that you download under suspicious circumstances. For example, you download free software from a shady file-sharing website (torrent or freeware) or you click on unsafe third-party ads on suspicious websites (e.g., betting, gaming, dating, and video streaming). If there is any chance that your computer could be infected, we suggest that you scan your system with a reliable online malware scanner after you delete You Are Using An Older Version Of Chrome fake alert from your browser.
This fake alert can be very convincing and misleading for those you do not know better. This page looks like it is indeed a Google Chrome page and since it says that your browser version is out of date and you need the latest software version, why would you doubt that? Unfortunately for you, if you click the button, you may download and install programs like Browser Updater (browser-updater.com), which does not seem to be available anymore, other PUPs as well as more serious malware infections. So even if your computer may not have been infected before, it could well be now. If you do not want to be exposed to potentially unreliable third-party ads and malicious websites only to be scammed, we advise you to act now and remove You Are Using An Older Version Of Chrome fake alert from your computer.
Cleaning your system after engaging with this fake alert could take a number of steps. But first, we suggest that you reset your Google Chrome browser to get rid of all browser-related threats that can be responsible for this fake alert or any other extra infection that came by your engagement with it. Keep in mind that there could be other threats, too, that may not be eliminated by this. Therefore, if you do not wish to hunt down each and every threat manually, we recommend that you install a powerful up-to-date anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter, to take care of the protection of your PC automatically.