Google Chrome may be the most popular web browser in the world, but it sure has a downside to being so.
A new malware has been spotted on the internet, which disguises itself as a Google Chrome clone and spams the user with popups and ads.
Malwarebytes reports that this PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) is called eFlash browser, and it is not exactly a regular browser hijack. It actually installs a new browser on the user’s PC. It replaces Google Chrome’s icons with lookalikes which it creates, and also sets itself as the default handler of some file extensions and URLs, and also as the default browser.
The PUP also places some web shortcuts [...]