Description of the issue:
For the past month or so I get, several times a day, a small popup in the upper right of the screen merely stating “Can’t update Brave” and with a single button “reinstall”. Clicking anywhere on the screen outside that popup causes it to disappear. Checking “settings>about” says Brave is up to date.
Having just made a system backup I decided to see what happens if I click the “reinstall” button - it opens a google Chrome page wanting me to install Chrome (https://www.google.com/chrome/?&brand=CHWL&utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-et-na-us-chrome-bubble&utm_medium=et). Suspecting adware I ran Malwarebytes, it found a couple of suspicious adware files in the Auslogic Defrag program, which were quarantined. A couple of hours later the “Can’t update Brave” popped up again.
Otherwise Brave is running normally, but these popups are an irritant. (I would return to Firefox before installing Chrome.)
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