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Great War Ace31 May 2016 7:54 p.m. PST

I got this warning page while opening an MSN news item. It took over my machine, claiming to do so for my protection! I was supposed to call 1.844.556.7757 immediately to avoid having my private information stolen. Yeah, right. But I couldn't get the page to close, or open another page, or close Google Chrome. And when I tried to use Task Manager, it became unresponsive. Finally, repeated clicking on the "X" got the net connection to close. I reopened Google Chrome and went looking for the phone number and "critical browser error dot xyz", and permutations of that. Nothing. No joy.

What resulted from this so far is a flood of spam emails to my Outlook account. Three pages of them, many showing up in my Inbox….

GarrisonMiniatures01 Jun 2016 12:41 a.m. PST

I assume you have also run a full sweep of your system to check for viruses? No telling what nasties it has left behind.

zippyfusenet01 Jun 2016 3:37 a.m. PST

Switching the power off always unlocks my browser.

Yeah, you need a thorough scan for malware.

Great War Ace01 Jun 2016 5:06 a.m. PST

It wasn't as bad this morning. Counting the three junk emails that I deleted right before shutting down last night, I only had 19 in my Inbox, and 4 in my junk mail folder.

I've run the only scan for malware I have, Webroot Secure Anywhere. It didn't detect anything.

All that I found yesterday when I went looking was a recommendation that I run a passel of malware and spyware detection programs. I'm not going there!

Terrement01 Jun 2016 6:09 a.m. PST

I understand that the problem can be ended for good with a five pound sledge. You needed an upgrade anyway.

Great War Ace01 Jun 2016 6:25 a.m. PST

! My 'puter is only three months old….

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2016 6:57 a.m. PST

GWA, that has happened to me several times and to my
wife. What I do in all those cases is IMMEDIATELY
disconnect from the wireless net access device, whichever
is being used (we have 3).

Then go to Task Manager and close anything that is open,
usually just the browser s'ware.

Then shut down, wait about 5 minutes, power back on,
STAY OFF the net and run Webroot. It has at times
picked-up a virus/malware, about half the time no result
at all.

Once webroot finishes, resume normal ops.

There is no penalty severe enough for these ransomware

Great War Ace01 Jun 2016 3:22 p.m. PST

"A special level in hell, with those who practice incest and talk in the theatre." ? :)

The flood of junk emails appears to have run its course. I got one all afternoon in my Inbox and nothing at all in my junk folder. That wasn't too bad. (But I don't want to be guilty of scoffing like king Théoden before Saruman blew up the Deeping wall….)

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian02 Jun 2016 6:21 a.m. PST

"A special place"

Great War Ace02 Jun 2016 6:37 a.m. PST

Place, not level? It's been years….

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