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Microsoft Finally Removes Fake Chrome Ad From Bing

  • HowToGeek, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2:12 PM

Microsoft finally removed a fake Bing ad that claimed to be a Chrome download link, but instead installed malware on the person's device. This fake link served up in the top result when users search for keywords like "download Chrome" on the Edge browser. The link took users to a fake Chrome site, and even claims to have an authentic file that downloads onto your computer, according to one report. 

The link took searchers to what looks like a standard Chrome download page, but it's really googleonline2018.com, which includes a link to download an authentic installation file that wasn't approved by Google. The page is from a company named Alpha Criteria.

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