Remove Chrome Update Pending Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

If you notice that your Google Chrome browser displays update pop-ups, you need to prepare for trouble. It is important to note, that such messages are fraudulent and only serve as a means to harm your computer. The Chrome Update Pending pop-ups are courtesy of a browser hijacker that has infiltrated your PC. You need to know that Google Chrome does not use such warning tactics. This parasite is programmed to flood your screen with numerous intrusive advertisements, some of which may lead to questionable sources. That’s because this malicious software cares only about displaying as many promotions as possible, and not caring if they reroute to secure pages.

For each click that you make on them, the hijacker will get paid. The adverts can be very misleading since the hijacker will use your browsing history to customize them and make them more attractive to you. Do not blindly trust a random ad that seems too good to be true. When the Chrome Update Pending pop-ups make their first appearance, you need to act fast and remove the parasite that is responsible for their existence.

Browser hijacker often lurks behind free software bundles, shady links and ads, corrupted torrent files, fake updates, as well as spam email messages that contain attachments or executable files. Make it a habit to avoid opening spam emails. Always think twice before clicking on anything. Haste and naivety are two of the worst qualities of any user. Read between the lines and do not skip the terms and conditions page without reading the full text first.

When installing software on your computer, we highly recommend opting for an Advanced type of installation, so you can view the full content of what you’ve downloaded. This way, any hidden program or application will become visible for you to deselect it, so it does not get automatically installed on your PC.

Browser hijackers are dangerous parasites to have on your computer. If you allow them to stay on your computer, they can seriously damage your browser. Lagging and slow internet are two of the symptoms that will inevitably appear. Next, your web browser will get too overloaded with the multiple adverts that are thrown its way every day. This will cause it to crash and freeze on a daily basis until at some point it stops working entirely. Not to mention the possibility of your private data getting compromised.

You may stay idle and delay taking action, but crooks will not let this opportunity to pass. They will exploit this weakness to benefit from obtaining your personal and financial information that they can easily share with other people. If you want to return to a secure and ad-free online experience, you must act as soon as possible! Remove this browser hijacker as soon as you detect it! Below this paragraph, you’ll find detailed instructions that can help you with this task.

Chrome Update Pending Virus Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut


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


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


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.


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


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

Still cannot remove Chrome Update Pending Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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