Ah…those daffy folks at the Googleplex really know how to keep my life interesting. One of my clients was trying to install Carbonite, the online backup product, and got an error message saying that the download might be potentially dangerous, which is not all that unusual. It sometimes happens with certain legitimate products that have components that are similar to certain malware exploits. The client clicked on the “Download Anyway” button, and the following error message popped up. “Confirm Download: This might hurt. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…” That is when they called me, and not having ever heard of or seen this before, I had them send me a Snip of the error message. This message seemed very questionable, like something some malware writer might do, so I Googled the error message and found out it is an error message from the Google Chrome web browser.
So if you get this, just click on “Keep anyway” and proceed. Somebody has a weird sense of humor…Share