Virus?

Started by Sign Language, Oct 21, 2015, in Entertainment Add to Reading List

  1. Sign Language
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    Oct 21, 2015
    I just got a pop up that had the official chrome logo and an automated voice saying that "i have adware or spyware and that i need to call a number and fix it before doing any online shopping". I wasn't able to exit my the pop up and i had to restart my computer. I'm doing an antivirus scan right now and i have no red flags. WTF was that thing?

    @Saladin @DetroitSkills
     
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  2. DetroitDGAF
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    Oct 21, 2015
    what did it tell you to do, to fix it..


    EDIT: nvm its a scam
     
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  3. Sign Language
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    Oct 21, 2015
    Yeah, but I know there's a ton of scareware out there, so I thought this was that.
     
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  4. Sign Language
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    Oct 21, 2015
    It seemed kinda shady.
     
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  5. DetroitDGAF
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    Oct 21, 2015
    any time you see random a tech support pop-up and its asking you to call a phone number to fix your computer then it is infected with a form of adware
     
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  6. Sign Language
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    Oct 21, 2015
    f---, I need to find that number.
     
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  7. Sign Language
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    Oct 21, 2015
    I'm running AVG, will that fix it?
     
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  8. FreeAgent
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    Oct 21, 2015
    With all this adware and s--- I'm scared to update anything on my laptop. Soon as I get a noti I'm praying it's legit
     
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  9. DetroitDGAF
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    Oct 21, 2015
    can you find it still? id love to give them a call:jessesmile:
     
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  10. DetroitDGAF
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    DetroitDGAF Locked in Mariah’s Wine Cellar

    Oct 21, 2015
    use this
    https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/
     
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  11. Sign Language
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    Oct 21, 2015
    @DetroitSkills, I looked it up and all im seeing is that those "tech support" pop ups are scams.
     
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  12. FreeAgent
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    Oct 21, 2015
    I've only had AVG once and it blocked me from accessing the internet so I uninstalled it. But it done the trick while I had it.
     
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  13. Sign Language
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    Oct 21, 2015
    It did that to me but i disabled the safe browser and reinstalled chrome.
     
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  14. DetroitDGAF
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    Oct 21, 2015
    malwarebytes is obviously the favorite tho. and that can be found here https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/
     
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  15. Rubens
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    Rubens The truth is an offense but not a sin

    Oct 21, 2015
    adwcleaner is a good tool for that
     
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  16. Sign Language
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    Oct 21, 2015
    I already used my trial :lol6:
     
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  17. DetroitDGAF
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    so use a keygen lol
     
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  18. asvdawg
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    Oct 25, 2015
    1. Adblock
    2. Malware bytes
    3. AVG or any other trusted antivirus
    all these 3 things and you're set
     
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  19. TheBlackSheep
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    Oct 25, 2015
    SpyHunter is a good option too
     
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