A new variant of malware based on the Chromium project has come to light – and it’s trying to trick users into thinking it is Google Chrome.  The troublesome part of this ‘efast’ product is that it is doing a really good job of it.  The purpose of the malware is to inject ads into otherwise harmless pages; and further could take end user data and sell it to nefarious advertisers among others.  When downloading free software always remain vigilant of the source of your download as well as any ‘free’ offers that are bundled with the installer.  Simply reading the steps during what many people like to skip over during the license agreement will reduce the pervasiveness of their malware.