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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Don't Get Fooled by Scam Pages

I was watching a video on a page that was shared on Facebook and I must have clicked or scrolled over an advertisement on the side of this website... OOPS!  This scam website popped up. Now I know that my machine is clean and I don't have any viruses. (Yes, I even double checked after this happened with my OWN software on my machine. )  Now what do you do? Is my system infected?


Most likely not but this has captured your browser. Matter of fact, it won't let you out of this page, you can't close your browser either so you need to know how to get out of it without clicking on something that might download something nasty.  I'm not saying that this site will do that but I didn't click around to find out.

The best thing to do is not to click on anything on this page. Just hold down the CTL key, ALT key and DELETE keys all at the same time on your keyboard.  This will allow you to access the task manager (below) of your computer.  Find the name of your browser and right click on the name to "End Task" which will close down the browser. When you restart your browser it might ask if you want to restore the tabs or pages you had open which will take you back where you were with this scam page so I wouldn't do it. Just start fresh or use your history to open your other pages that need want to see and avoid the scam page.

Now that you are out of this, take the time to just make sure you didn't pick something up and run your antivirus or download something like Malwarebytes which does have a free edition and keep your system clean of any infections. ☺





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