Hackers use a new Chrome bug to completely crash your PC, and try to extort money at the same time. Here's how to prevent it.
Google Chrome is the most used browser in the world, whether it is the mobile platform … or the PC. On this last point, the legitimacy of its lead is often debated because of its tendency to consume more RAM than necessary on Windows systems, making Microsoft Edge consume less battery on laptop.
Here is a bug, relayed by BGR, will not help his cause. The latter is moreover used by hackers for malicious purposes. Explanations.
Chrome bug on Windows crashes computers
Before everything is planted, however, hackers take advantage to display a fake dialog, grimed Windows support, indicating that the computer has been infected with a virus. The ultimate goal is obviously to give you your banking information.
Simple solution, but vigilance
As this bug, it is simply impossible to get rid of the same window by using the "Prevent this tab from opening new windows" function. This is the source of the problem.
At least, the solution is simple: just close Google Chrome through the task manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc) to escape this hellish loop without any trouble. Let's bet that the fault will soon be filled, but by then, you now know how to prevent it.
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