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Browser Frozen Page

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Can't find if this has been raised before but would appreciate comments.

 

watching some run of mill porn and got page up that said browser pages blocked and I could not remove the pages.

 

Page half convincing and half not - said fine needed to be paid and had my ID and so on.

 

I did a full scan and nothing was revealed.

 

tried system restore and couldn't get PC to complete one.

 

Deleted browser and re-installed it.

 

Now fingers crossed.

 

Any info about this would be appreciated - past experience, should I remain worried, is there some inside info to explain it to me etc

 

Thanks

 

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It's a con, do not pay fine.

 

This is a trojan that's been circulating for a while - something nasty, but not too nasty, has been loaded on your PC.

 

Had this myself and a techy friend got rid of it very easily - no need to worry, I'm sure some techie help is a mustering.

 

RL

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I had something similar. Can't remember the details but it made reference to something Windows related - which was fine with me 'cos I use a Mac.

 

Its also great fun when some Indian guy purporting to be from Windows Service Centre (or some such thing) rings up to tell me there is a problem on my PC which he will fix if I give him access to it. My reply is succinct - "Fuck off, I've got a Mac"

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check cooling.  make sure vents are not covered.  and if you are using a laptop on your knee it it getting hot?

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Viv, see my post on Ransom Trojan Virus Warning. I suspect you have the same thing. I see you posted on that thread and have a copy of Malware bytes on a stick. Run it in safe mode and see if it picks anything up. Since my attack I run it at least once a week and keep it updated.

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Thanks, yes I did run malware bytes and Stinger but they found nothing and neither did my Panda security (I pay for it and I am sure I will be told there are fine free ones but I trust it - except perhaps because it didn't prevent this occurrence).

 

I was surprised how few 'things' (sorry) perhaps it was items it actually looked at - it went through about 75 in 5 mins then leapt many many thousands and said finished and found nothing.

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