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User targeting fake Google Chrome error pages

Fake Google Chrome error pages are a common tactic used by cybercriminals to trick users into believing their device is infected with malware or experiencing technical difficulties. These fake error pages are designed to look like legitimate Chrome error pages and may display messages such as “Your computer is infected with a virus” or “Your system is running low on resources.”

Once a user is convinced that their device has a problem, the fake error page may prompt them to download and install a supposed anti-virus software or contact a technical support number for assistance. These downloads or calls are often used to install malware on the user’s device or gain remote access to it, allowing the attacker to steal sensitive information or carry out other malicious activities.

To avoid falling victim to these fake error pages, it is important to be wary of any unexpected error messages that appear while browsing the internet. Users should always verify the legitimacy of any error messages by checking the URL and avoiding clicking on any pop-ups or downloads that are prompted by the page. Additionally, users should keep their web browsers and operating systems up to date to minimize the risk of vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers.