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“You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome” Trojan – Remove It Fully

This article aims to help you remove the “You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome” Trojan notification completely from your web browser and Windows.

A new malware, spreading banking Trojans has been detected to imitate fake flash player or browser update pages. These pages often imitate the legitimate update pages of a browser and they have a button which pretends to fool victims it starts the update, for example “Update Chrome”. The notification is available for each browser and is different for different web browsers. If you see the “You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome” pop-up and have clicked on the “Update Chrome” button, you may want to read the following article, explaining how to remove the Chtonic banking malware from your PC and protect it against such malicious infection sites in the future.

Threat Summary

Name "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome"
Type Banking Trojan
Short Description A variant of the Zeus banking malware. Aims to gather and steal financial information from your computer.
Symptoms Your PC may behave in a strange manner and you may be introduced to phishing web pages.
Distribution Method Via a PUP, causing browser redirects or as a result of visiting a compromised website.
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”You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome” – How Does it Infect

The main method of infection this virus does is to be spread via unwanted web pages. Those web pages are usually legitimate websites that have already been compromised. Their primary goal is to intercept the traffic and via an injected JavaScript to redirect to the following web page and similar ones to it:

Once the victim clicks on the Update Chrome button, the malware begins to download various different types of objects on the user PC. And even if you do not click on the “Update” button, the malware may begin to inject a JavaScript which uses Dropbox to force infect your computer without you even noticing this.

”You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome” Virus – Activity

Once this malware has infected your computer, it begins it’s activity in an approximate way to the other FakeUpdates malware campaigns, that have already been responsible for infecting thousands of CMS websites.

The virus starts by running the Chtonic banking malware. This virus is a banking Trojan and it derives from it’s older brother – Zeus banking Trojan.

As the malicious code is downloaded on the victim’s computer, a configuration file is injected into the msiexec.exe process. This results in various different modules that may be dropped on the victim’s computer. These malicious files, also known as modules may be dropped in the following Windows directories:

  • %AppData%
  • %Local%
  • %LocalLow%
  • %Temp%
  • %Roaming%

Once the payload is dropped, the malware may connect to a remote host, which likely belongs to the hackers, controlling it. From there, the Chtonic Trojan has multiple “extras” in it, that can give you a lot of headaches:

  • It can collect information and files saved on your PC.
  • It can enable remote access from far away, turning your PC into a puppet of the hacker.
  • It can steal your passwords, saved on your browser and PC accounts.
  • It can log the keys you type on your keyboard.
  • It can record sound and video, using your microphone and web camera.

Besides these techniques, the Chtonic banking Trojan may also download malware and update itself to remain hidden and undetected by antivirus programs. And if detected, the malware may activate copies of itself, fooling you that your antivirus has removed it, whereas it has only deleted one set of copies of this malware.

The victims of the “You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome” virus have been a lot over time, since this is one of the more complicated viruses. Among them are a Japanese bank, where the malware has succeeded to hide the warnings of the bank’s security system and inject a malicious script, allowing the cyber-criminals to make transactions and steal a lot of money from victims’ accounts.

Another example of infected victim by this virus is a Russian financial institution, where the virus used fake banking web pages to get victims to login, entering their banking information. This resulted in directly stealing data and allowing hackers to perform a massive user-oriented cyber-heist.

In addition to this, the virus is similar to it’s older version as it uses similar encryption techniques and anti-virtual machine defensive techniques. But if we see it again, this is surely a clear sign that the malware is evolving and needs to be dealt with not only from the user’s perspective, but organizations need to implement higher security from their end as well. Until that happens, your best bet if you have visited the “You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome” web page is to act fast and remove this malware immediately after which change your banking credentials to lock any access to your bank account. And do not forget to change all of your passwords after securing your computer, instructions for which you can see if you keep reading this article.

Remove >”You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome” Malware

In order to successfully remove the >”You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome” virus, we advise you to follow the removal instructions that are underneath this article. Their sole purpose is to help you to delete this malware either manually or automatically, based on your malware removal experience. If manual removal makes you unconfident that you will be able to succeed, security researchers always outline to use an advanced anti-malware program to perform the removal process automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware software. This will effectively help eliminate the “You are Using an Older Version of Chrome” malware from your computer and protect your computer against any future threats and attempts on your PC.

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Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav is a cybersecurity expert at SensorsTechForum since 2015. He has been researching, covering, helping victims with the latest malware infections plus testing and reviewing software and the newest tech developments. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for learning new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management, Network Administration and Computer Administration of System Applications, he found his true calling within the cybersecrurity industry and is a strong believer in the education of every user towards online safety and security.

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How to Remove "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome" from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome"

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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 "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome" 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 "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome" 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 "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome" 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.

IMPORTANT!
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 "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome" 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.

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

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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.

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


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Get rid of "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome" from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome" and remove related files and objects

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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 "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome":

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 "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome". 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 "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome". 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 "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome" 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 "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome". 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
/Library/LaunchDaemons

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


Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac

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



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Remove "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome" 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 "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome" 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 "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome" 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 "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome" 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.

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


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome" 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 "You Are Using an Older Version of Chrome" 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.


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