DENVER — A glitch in Google’s Chrome browsing software is warning some users to stay away from some of the internet’s most popular websites including YouTube.
The warning, which appears as a red screen with the message Danger: Malware Ahead, is the second such security issue facing the browsing software in less than a week.
The browser message will read “Content from us.bernerverein.ch, a known malware distributor has been inserted into this web page. Visitng this page now is very likely to infect your computer with malware.”
“Google Chrome is just doing its job its doing it’s job,” said Charles Tendell, a Denver based computer security expert. The issue Tendell explains is a overcautious browser who is trying to prevent users’ personal data from being apprehended by backdoor hackers.
Google has not issued a public statement about the gltich but experts believe it will be addressed within hours by the tech company’s engineers. On Saturday, some users took to Twitter to complain about the warning message. Among the other sites reported to be impacted include: reuters.com, mercurynews.com, and CNN.com.
By late Saturday night some users reported the error message had disappeared.