Update Google Chrome to Stay Safe, but Beware of Fakes

Make sure that the application you download is not hiding malware

Malicious Google Chrome updates have been spotted on several websites over the past couple of months.

Earlier today, we learned that Chrome 24 was released by Google. Since the new variant comes with a number of important security fixes, users are advised to update their installations as soon as possible.

However, experts warn that if downloaded from untrusted locations, the updates can hide some nasty pieces of malware.

For instance, one such malicious update analyzed by experts from GFI Labs has been tied to the notorious ZeuS malware, capable of stealing all sorts of information from your computer, including banking credentials.

The fake updates can be found on various websites, some of which try to replicate a genuine Google page as much as possible.

So, if you want to make sure that your Google update is malware-free, download it from Softpedia.

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