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#1 bitesized1612

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 11:15 PM

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This has popped up in my browser along with dialog boxes (I clicked out of those before I realized what it was) and a female voice repeating over and over that my personal data was at risk and I needed to call the number blah blah blah. I ran avast! and Malwarebytes and they don't seem to pick up on anything but they are the free version and I've had trouble with my internet staying on long enough to update their databases frequently. I'm not sure what I what I clicked on that triggered this (I think it was a page off of the support website for Pidgin, but I'm not going to click on it again) but thought I would at least show other people what was happening. Hopefully there's a way to capture and get rid of anything actually trying to attack me? :unsure:


Edited by bitesized1612, 07 September 2015 - 11:17 PM.


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 11:28 PM

This sounds like it might be a scam ad or one of those things that makes you think your infected and your not really they are trying to get you to use there product. Is your computer working normally other wise?


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 11:38 PM

This sounds like it might be a scam ad or one of those things that makes you think your infected and your not really they are trying to get you to use there product. Is your computer working normally other wise?

 

Yeah, everything seems fine so far. I'm going to dump all my temp files and my recent history just to make sure. 



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