The Updates were released for your version of Chrome Scam is a new technique that extension purveyors are using to push unwanted extensions on visitors. This technique is for sites to display a message stating that a new Chrome update has been released and that you should install the extension to make it work better. It then prompts you to install a Google Chrome extension. If you encounter this message, you should definitely not install these extensions as they modify the browsers configuration to perform undesirable actions.
An example of this screen can be seen below:
The text of this alert is:
Some updates were released for your version of Chrome.
Your Device might work better if you install the extension.
Click OK to install it for FREE on the next page.
Once again, if you encounter a screen stating that you should install an extension, this is just a fake message and should be ignored. This is because the scam can be closed by simply opening Windows Task Manager and ending the browser process. It is important, though, that if you end the browser process that you do not reopen previously closed sites if prompted by the browser when you start it again.
On the other hand, if you are constantly seeing these types of pages, tech support scams, or pages are opening by themselves, then it may be possible that you are infected with an adware or other unwanted program that are displaying them. Once again, do not worry as it is quite easy to remove these infections if you follow the guide below.
Why am I seeing the Updates were released for your version of Chrome Scam?
This scam is shown through advertisements that redirect you to sites that display this scam. These advertisements can be displayed by installed adware programs or through less than reputable sites that are displaying them to generate advertising revenue.
For the most part, if you see this type of web page, then you can simply close the browser and start it again. On the other hand, if you are continuously seeing scams with alerts like “Updates were released for your version of Chrome“, then you should scan your computer for adware and remove anything that is found.
Your computer should now be free of the Updates were released for your version of Chrome Scam program. If your current security solution allowed this program on your computer, you may want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future.
If you are still having problems with your computer after completing these instructions, then please follow the steps outlined in the topic linked below: