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Offline dakota

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Found this on desktop and can't get rid of it
« on: April 17, 2019, 01:39:33 AM »
All of a sudden this window appeared on my desktop. While it says "click here" to remove, it does not work.  What is it and how do I remove it?? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Found this on desktop and can't get rid of it
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 03:31:05 AM »
This is related to Chromium, a "variant" of the Chrome browser which has become a venue for malware.

Here are some links to read about it. I can't advise using any of the so-called applications that are meant to remove it but the first couple links have a manual way to do it.

https://macsecurity.net/view/240-chromium-browser-virus

https://nektony.com/blog/how-to-remove-chromium-from-mac

https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-your-version-of-yahoo-provided-search-is-out-of-date-popup/


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Re: Found this on desktop and can't get rid of it
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 09:22:22 AM »
Chromium is "open source". That means almost anyone can create a browser and claim to be a version of Chromium. The problem is that you have no idea what changes might have been added or removed from the "official" version. I'm betting that any version that claims "added/improved security" has some malware in the code. Just don't use any Chromium version. Period.

Then, there are going to be hacked sites that trick you into installing something. Just say "NO"! Period. Only install apps from the dev's site and only after verifying that they are reputable. And block the domain for the site that wanted/required you to install anything.

Lastly, there are several reputable, secure, and efficient search engines out there. Use as many as you want, but do use them. They might even link you directly to TS! :thumbup:
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