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I wrote this article to help you remove “Google Chrome Fatal Error”. This “Google Chrome Fatal Error” removal guide works for all Windows versions.

“Google Chrome Fatal Error” is a fake alert which many users have been seeing on their screen lately. This notification is generated by a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The rogue tool will try to convince you that there is a problem with your copy of the Google Chrome web browser. This is currently the most popular browsing client out there. If you see a warning message with the title listed above and the contents as described below, do not follow the instructions from it. This is an elaborate hoax. The PUP behind these pop-up windows is a form of malware. It will cause problems for you and your operating system (OS). You should take immediate action against it.

If you are wondering how your machine got infected with this parasite, we can provide an explanation. The PUP behind the “Google Chrome Fatal Error” messages utilizes dark patterns to gain entry into computers. The most common distribution technique is bundling. The shady program latches onto the executable of another piece of software which acts as a download client. The host can be a pirated program, a freeware or shareware application. The PUP will be offered for install as a bonus. It will be marked per default which means that accepting the default settings will automatically allow it to get installed to your computer. To avoid permitting malware into your system, you have to read the terms and conditions of the programs you intend to make use of.

Remove “Google Chrome Fatal Error”
The “Google Chrome Fatal Error” Virus

Spam emails are another common vessel for the PUP behind the “Google Chrome Fatal Error” alerts. The covert program will be hidden behind an attached file. The sender will describe the appended document as a message on an urgent matter. He will ask you to get acquainted with the documentation right away. Regardless how important a given email seems, you should not assume it is legitimate just because of the tone. On the contrary. Spammers often write earnest letters to affect or even shock people. You should proof the reliability of the message before taking any actions. Look up the sender’s contacts, especially the email account. That should match the contacts of the entity he claims to be representing. Another way in for the sinister program is through a drive-by download. Entering a corrupted website of following a compromised link is enough to infect you, so be cautious.

The “Google Chrome Fatal Error” notification appears in two formats. The full message appears as a web page which resembles the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). It contains technical information written in white on a blue background. At the end of the supposed error report, there will be a hot line number for technical support. The provided number is 877-804-5390. The other message is supplemental. It appears in a small white window. The only content it lists is the statement about an error and the hot line. Of course, the error report from the web page is false. The people who are supposed to provide technical assistance are not computer engineers. They are agents who will try to sell you an expensive security tool. You should not call the hot line to begin with. The toll fee could be high. Moreover, we need to warn you that the offered security tool may be worthless or even dangerous. It could be a virus.

The goal of the people behind the PUP is to make money off of people’s backs. The “Google Chrome Fatal Error” alerts are an intimidation tactic which tries to push users into taking action to defend their system from potential danger. Whether the software sold through this scheme is reliable in another question altogether. However, there is another aspect which should be accounted for. The PUP has tracking capabilities. It will gather information on you while it is active on your system. The input it can record includes your browsing history, tracking cookies, keystrokes, geographic location, zip code, email account, telephone number, demographic details, user names, passwords, financial credentials, and other data. The owners of the PUP can sell the information they have obtained from your web browser without asking for your permission.

“Google Chrome Fatal Error” Removal

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove “Google Chrome Fatal Error” from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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