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JavaScript Confirm window popped up with warning ... meaning?

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#1 ZeldaBea


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 05:58 PM

I use a Lenovo with Windows 7 OS. Using AOL for email. Hope to change that soon. It used to work fine. Since they "upgraded" the desktop software and began charging monthly fees, it's horrid. But perhaps that's another topic.


Was reading email in AOL browser, when a pop-up window appeared (hadn't clicked on anything, was just reading).


Header across the top of pop-up window (in the blue bar) read:  JavaScript Confirm -


In the white portion of the window, read:



         RDN/YahLover.worm!055BCCAC9FEC Infection



... and below that, two options one could (theoretically) click on  - box for "Okay"  box for "Cancel"


I clicked on the red X in the upper right corner instead.  System froze.  Couldn't close anything. Couldn't even use Ctrl+Alt+Delete to force shut down.  Physically disconnected from the internet by unplugging DSL line, and did cold boot. 


Started in Safe Mode. Everything seemed to work.  Rebooted in regular mode, and ran SuperAntiSpyWare, then Malbytes, then Rogue Killer (didn't update, as still offline).  Nothing found.  Reconnected to DSL, updated all spyware/antivirus programs, ran them all again.  Nothing found. 


Any idea what that was? 





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#2 ZeldaBea

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:57 PM

Did an online search for information about this. Mostly got a bunch of technical advice exchanges to/from people trying to write using JavaScript. But there was this one, which describes a very similar thing to my experience:  http://www.hashbangcode.com/blog/irritating-javascript-virus-message-popup-and-redirect


For whatever that's worth.

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