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NFT: I started getting this warning message on the computer

montanagiant : 2/7/2019 3:46 pm
Is this a virus?
yes, it's a scam  
Greg from LI : 2/7/2019 3:53 pm : link
See below
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RE: yes, it's a scam  
montanagiant : 2/7/2019 3:57 pm : link
In comment 14290280 Greg from LI said:
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Thank you Greg
no problem  
Greg from LI : 2/7/2019 4:00 pm : link
I had one of these deals on mine years ago - basically locked up my entire computer. I had to restore the hard drive to get around it.
Scammers still  
santacruzom : 2/7/2019 4:03 pm : link
Have shitty grammar after all these years.
In general  
santacruzom : 2/7/2019 4:05 pm : link
If an error message reads much better with a Russian accent, it's a scam.
Scam doesn't seem to be the right word  
NYRiese : 2/7/2019 10:46 pm : link
unless you can merely flip it off and ignore it.
If you have to spend endless hours reloading your operating system or have to pay a ransom it's more than a scam.
RE: Scam doesn't seem to be the right word  
montanagiant : 2/7/2019 11:06 pm : link
In comment 14290470 NYRiese said:
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unless you can merely flip it off and ignore it.
If you have to spend endless hours reloading your operating system or have to pay a ransom it's more than a scam.

I can just exit out of edge and it's gone. It popped up twice today on me
you will probably want to run a malware detector  
ron mexico : 2/8/2019 9:17 am : link
or start up in safe mode and reload a stored version of your operating system from before it started showing up
RE: you will probably want to run a malware detector  
montanagiant : 2/8/2019 2:49 pm : link
In comment 14290589 ron mexico said:
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or start up in safe mode and reload a stored version of your operating system from before it started showing up

Yeah I ran Malware Bytes and it comes saying nothing found. It hasn't shown up today
The funniest part of this thread  
Ben in Tampa : 2/8/2019 2:55 pm : link
Is that Greg for LIís response and the responses to that.

While I am assuming it is 100% well intentioned, it is a text book example of social engineering and how the majority of malware attacks start.

Again, Iím not trying to imply Greg for LI is trying to dump some malware payload on anyone. Just pointing out how easily these things are deployed. No fancy software tricks, just simple ďSee below click hereĒ links
I've been posting here for 20+ years now  
Greg from LI : 2/8/2019 2:59 pm : link
That would be the longest con I've ever heard of.
RE: I've been posting here for 20+ years now  
JayBinQueens : 2/8/2019 3:10 pm : link
In comment 14291089 Greg from LI said:
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That would be the longest con I've ever heard of.

Hope it paid off!
RE: The funniest part of this thread  
Mr. Bungle : 2/8/2019 3:25 pm : link
In comment 14291085 Ben in Tampa said:
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Is that Greg for LIís response and the responses to that.

While I am assuming it is 100% well intentioned, it is a text book example of social engineering and how the majority of malware attacks start.

Again, Iím not trying to imply Greg for LI is trying to dump some malware payload on anyone. Just pointing out how easily these things are deployed. No fancy software tricks, just simple ďSee below click hereĒ links

Except when you hover over Greg's link (without clicking it), you see the link target goes to Microsoft's website.
just wait until you get the ones  
EricJ : 2/8/2019 3:48 pm : link
that claim to be your bank asking you to log in
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