Is this malware? Chromium browser update needed…

Update Required

I can’t work this one out.  I’ve Googled around the web, but not found anything.  Periodically, I get the following image pop up on my Windows 10 PC:

Update Required

It reads:

Update Required

Your version of Yahoo search is out of date.

There is a newer and improved version available with the fresh and intuitive Chromium browser.  By clicking “OK” you agree to Install Chromium browser as your default browser, install our Desktop search bar, set Yahoo provided search as your default search, homepage and new tab on all of your compatible browsers.

I don’t want any of that! I also don’t use Yahoo search (so I don’t really think this is from Yahoo), which is why I wonder if it is malware.  Windows Defender does not seem to pick anything up.


3 thoughts on “Is this malware? Chromium browser update needed…”

  1. Hello,
    I think it is a malware from a bundled software you probably downloaded. I know this similar issue with Burnaware software. I do not know what is this exactly but I know it is not from Chromium browser. I often use this browser. So check your OS with AdwCleaner, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Spybot S&D. And if you want to use Chromium, get it from reliable sites like or (Alexa rank and WOT are good indicators about site quality).

  2. I think this is malware. You see although Windows 10 comes with Windows Defender, it is not enough of a protection for your PC. To prevent this I would recommend installing AV software from another provider such as Avast! Free Antivirus or Avira.

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