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    Default Spammed/infected with a virus

    When I open up PM I’m getting a “you’ve been infected with a virus” warning, and then a fake google page comes up, wondering if anyone else has this happening, or is it just on my phone?

    (Of corse I don’t do what it says to do!)

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    Quickly, send me all your money! I will clean the virus immediately!

    ;-)

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    No problem here. Try malwarebytes, they have a free version, usually works well (better than the high priced ones)

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    Malware bytes is good, but it may or may not not work on this. It is most likely a browser hijacker. Removal instructions vary by browser. Be aware they can be a real PITA to get rid of.
    Try searching "hijacker browsername" - i.e., hijacker firefox or hijacker opera or similar.

    Browser hijacker - Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs | Threats

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    I keep getting one that says I've been selected by Verizon as the winner of a drawing or something. Almost always happens when I'm in the machines for sale forum. Happens just about every time I try to look there, too.

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    Delete your cookies and clean cache. Fixes it 95% of the time

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    Get an Apple

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudafamily View Post
    Get an Apple
    No,no no. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. It does nothing for the hackers.

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    On laptops and desktops, a common variant is where one is trapped by a webpage, which demands that you click something. As one might surmise, it's a really bad idea to click that, or anything else in the page - one has no idea what is now wired to do what. Usually, all buttons are wired to do the same bad thing.

    Instead, go to Task Manager (Windows) or Force Quit (Mac), and kill the browser. Then, clean the cache and cookies.

    MacOS is immune to Windows malware, and vice versa, but HTML malware is cross-platform.
    Last edited by Joe Gwinn; 09-15-2019 at 09:50 AM. Reason: size


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