Google chrome virus

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Main Question or Discussion Point

I noticed this widespread adware infecting chrome on nearly all devices.
For a few days though i have noticed that on all the devices when the spam sites are opened by that virus they close immediately.
Is it that chrome got to know about it and has defeated it?
But why is the virus still able to open the sites even if for a few milliseconds?
 

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Google Chrome's virus killing functionality is not as efficient as the virus itself, and as such it is unable to block the virus before it can open up. However, in my own experience, I have yet to come across this virus.
 
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Sometimes malware uses a particular browser feature like popup or popunder windows which the browser can stop. However, they find ways around it by making the code delay some seconds and then popup or popunder.

Google's search does try to warn users about some sites that have become infected and you are free to ignore or heed the warning.

Basically, the browser tries to stop the behavior if known to be common to malware but popup windows are also used by legitimate sites and so its tough the disable the feature without breaking stuff.
 
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Google Chrome's virus killing functionality is not as efficient as the virus itself, and as such it is unable to block the virus before it can open up. However, in my own experience, I have yet to come across this virus.
As soon as i plug in the charger, spam sites open
 
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What charger?
 
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What security software do you use?
 
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Being a Linux user. If I run into hinky site. And since my browser folder is in home folder with no special permissions involved.

I just rename the browser folder with the .old or .backup added on the end of the folder. Then restart the browser. Fresh virgin session again.
But I guess this a Windows centric issue?

My Acer C710 Chromebook that used to run ParrotOS version in ChromeOS. Well. I put her in developer mode. Physically disabled write protect. Installed John Lewis Bios using Crosh Terminal in ChromeOS Browser, After 1st verifying that write protect was disabled with some bash command syntax . In Crosh terminal.

Then I dd'd a downloaded , md5sum checked, copy of a AntiX Linux Iso to like a 2 gig fat32 pen drive. Picked USB boot I now had as a choice when powering on the Chromebook. Installed it. Not a problem with any Google-Chrome, Chromium, or any other browser now in my home folder.

Even when Mistakes are made by me. Just rename, restart, delete, and move on.
 

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