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Combatting Google Chrome Virus or Spam Notifications


The Problem

For the past few weeks, Mason Infotech clients and other Google Chrome users have reported that Google Chrome notifications regarding spam or viruses have been appearing in the corner of their screens. These notifications typically tell the user that they have a virus and that they need to run a scan for viruses. Quite often, these alerts have mimicked the branding of well-known antivirus software regardless of whether or not the user has installed it on their device.

How to Resolve

What is actually happening in cases like these are that a website has hidden permissions (usually consented to within their cookies message) that allows the site to manage the user's Google Chrome settings. By doing so, the site is able to send notifications via Chrome.

To combat this, follow the below steps:

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