'WARNING: Your Current Browser Is Outdated!' Fake Warning Message

'WARNING: Your Current Browser Is Outdated!' Fake Warning Message Description

The 'WARNING: Your Current Browser Is Outdated!' message is a misleading browser message used to fool inexperienced computer users. The purpose of the 'WARNING: Your Current Browser Is Outdated!' message is to deliver PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) to victims' Web browsers. If you encounter the 'WARNING: Your Current Browser Is Outdated!' message while browsing the Web, this means that a PUP is housed on your computer. Because of this, you should ignore the 'WARNING: Your Current Browser Is Outdated!' message, close your Web browser, and then use a reliable anti-malware application to ensure that the 'WARNING: Your Current Browser Is Outdated!' message has not exposed your Web browser to potentially unsafe online content.

How the 'WARNING: Your Current Browser Is Outdated!' Message Works

The 'WARNING: Your Current Browser Is Outdated!' message is one of many fake messages that are being currently used to deliver PUPs. There are versions of the 'WARNING: Your Current Browser Is Outdated!' message that target specific Web browsers (claiming that 'Google Chrome' or 'Mozilla Firefox' is outdated) as well as versions claiming that Java or the victim's operating system are outdated. These all have in common that accepting to download the supposed 'update' actually leads computer users to a Web page where various PUPs may be installed on the victim's computer. Some of the PUPs associated with the 'WARNING: Your Current Browser Is Outdated!' message include Web browser toolbars, adware and browser hijackers.

What to Do When the 'WARNING: Your Current Browser Is Outdated!' Message Appears on Your PC

If the 'WARNING: Your Current Browser Is Outdated!' message is appearing on your Web browser, this may indicate that you are visiting a website with poorly regulated content or advertisements. These types of websites are potentially unsafe and may expose your Web browser to possible threats or other types of risky online content. If the 'WARNING: Your Current Browser Is Outdated!' message appears when visiting known safe websites, this may indicate that a PUP is already present on your Web browser. To remove PUPs, you should use the Control Panel to uninstall any recently installed Web browser toolbars or other forms of unwanted programs. Once uninstalled, it is still usually necessary to run a full scan of the affected Web browser with the help of a strong, reliable, fully updated anti-malware application.