Chrome-wx.updaternow.xyz is a suspicious domain that may compromise your computer. Once installed, various pop-up windows may appear, trying to persuade you that a software update is needed. Anything stated by Chrome-wx.updaternow.xyz cannot be trusted. Chrome-wx.updaternow.xyz is just a fake update generator that should be uninstalled from the system as soon as possible. What is more, the PC needs to be scanned because potentially unwanted programs may have sneaked in a veiled manner. Our research indicates that once the update proposed by Chrome-wx.updaternow.xyz is done, the user may end up at a page promoting suspicious software.
Chrome-wx.updaternow.xyz Technical Details Summary
Our research indicates that Google Chrome has already been patched against chrome-wx.updaternow.xyz and similar threats. When we attempted to open chrome-wx.updaternow.xyz to examine it, the following page appeared:
However, Chrome-wx.updaternow.xyz works on Mozilla Firefox. Once the page is open, the user will be presented with a pop-up window about a missing update that imitates Mozilla Firefox. However, it is visible by the screenshot provided below this paragraph that the pop-up has nothing to do with Firefox and is in fact quite suspicious. However, if attention is not paid to small details such as the publisher and the supposed update is executed, potentially unwanted and ad-supported software will inevitably enter the system.
Ad-supported software can sneak into the system:
- Via bundled downloads under the ‘custom’ installation.
- Via clicking on suspicious links or pop-up windows.
As a result of executing the fake update generated by chrome-wx.updaternow.xyz, the following page is displayed:
Windows PC Repair is classified as a rogue application. Rogue AV programs are designed to trick users into believing their computers have been affected by malware or errors. Once such a program is activated, the user will be displayed fake scan reports about various issues found in the system. According to numerous security research papers, rogue security software has turned into an issue in desktop computing.
Chrome-wx.updaternow.xyz Removal Options
It is easy to assume that Chrome-wx.updaternow.xyz updates are troublesome. Literally speaking, they flood the PC with spyware cookies that collect sensitive information. Furthermore, the user can be tricked into buying rogue software that will compromise the condition of the PC.
To completely rid the system of the intruder, scanning it via professional anti-virus software is highly recommended. Manual removal can also be tried – several steps are provided below the article.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter