'Outdated Browser Detected' Pop-up Ads
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|Threat Level:||10 % (Normal)|
|First Seen:||October 21, 2013|
|Last Seen:||May 20, 2023|
The 'Outdated Browser Detected' pop-up ads are part of a social engineering tactic used to install adware and PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) on affected Web browsers. The 'Outdated Browser Detected' pop-up ads are may infect your computer and severely impair your ability to browse the Web normally. There are several reasons why the 'Outdated Browser Detected' pop-up ads may appear on your Web browser. Your Web browser may not be infected, but various suspicious websites may display the 'Outdated Browser Detected' pop-up ads. In that case, security analysts strongly recommend closing your Web browser without clicking on any part of the 'Outdated Browser Detected' pop-up ads. However, the presence of the 'Outdated Browser Detected' pop-up ads may also indicate that a PUP or adware infection is already present on your computer. In that case, it may be necessary to remove the 'Outdated Browser Detected' pop-up ads with the aid of a reliable anti-malware application.
The Advertisements Displayed by the 'Outdated Browser Detected' pop-up are a Clear Signal that Something is not Right
The 'Outdated Browser Detected' pop-up ads may affect most popular Web browsers and may also appear on various search engines if the Web browser has already been infected with adware or other types of PUPs. Typically, if the 'Outdated Browser Detected' pop-up ads appear after you try to carry out an online search, this indicates the presence of an unwanted component on your Web browser. The 'Outdated Browser Detected' pop-up ads are specifically designed to generate revenue at the expense of computer users. Using the 'Outdated Browser Detected' pop-up ads, shady marketers may distribute PUPs, generate traffic for certain websites, track your online activity for marketing purposes and expose computer users to a variety of advertisements and sponsored affiliate marketing links.
Where the 'Outdated Browser Detected' pop-up ads Come From
Typically, the 'Outdated Browser Detected' pop-up ads are associated with several known PUPs and adware, including the Babylon Toolbar, Yontoo, Coupon Buddy and Delta Search Toolbar. The 'Outdated Browser Detected' pop-up ads have also been associated with various low-quality websites and with regular websites that were infected or compromised by a third party. The 'Outdated Browser Detected' pop-up ads take the form of a pop-up error message claiming that your Web browser needs an update. Clicking on the 'download' button will result in the computer user downloading and installing adware or PUPs on their Web browser rather than a Web browser update. The full text of the 'Outdated Browser Detected' pop-up ads reads:
'Outdated browser detected, you are using Chrome which is now outdated
Please update the latest version of Chrome (Recommended)'.
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