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#1 Ravenbar

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:28 PM

My parents computer. My father was looking up something on fixing one of the truck and this popped up. Mouse started moving all over the screen on its own at the same time.

 

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If I click on the OK of the white box, it disappears for a second, revealing a Google Chrome error message box below. The second mouse cursor also moves on its own then. Only did that once.

 

Called the phone number out of curiosity and got a menu with just 1 option. Hung up then.

 

I suspect some form of Windows Defender virus but my Google-fu is failing me in a definitive answer. I have the free version of AVG running now to hopefully identify something.


Edited by Ravenbar, 17 March 2017 - 06:29 PM.

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:38 PM

It's a Scam. 

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/?p=3897161

 

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/threat-analysis/2015/12/comcast-customers-targeted-in-elaborate-malvertising-attack/

 

https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-windows-warning-error-popup/



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:47 PM

Does that mean the computer is infected with something or is it just a pop-up that's trying to trick you into thinking your infected?

 

I Alt-F4'd out of it(twice, once for the white center window and again for the red window) and AVG found nothing during its scan. I'm at the point of just letting it ride and seeing if anything else happens.


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:05 PM

It's scareware making you think you are infected. You can avoid these by using a browser like Firefox and using extensions like Noscript, Ghostery, and AdblockPlus. You computer is most likely not infected if the popup came up withing a browser window. I can't guarantee your not infected from a previous site or infection but if you run scans with an antivirus and another with HitmanPro or Malwarebytes and nothing comes up then I would have to say you are clean.






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