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#21 Cynthiagarden

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 02:07 AM

Actually, I was hit hard by these scammers. Without thinking through it, I lost money and time because I thought my computer was infected, and after contacting my service provider, I found out I was scammed. Not a good feeling. But...a lesson learned!
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Posted 07 May 2019 - 01:22 PM

i think this is one of their ads where you will receive a lot more trojans if you download one.


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Posted 12 August 2019 - 01:54 PM

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Those messages are what is known as Javascript alerts (scam tech support companies buy them to use for their businesses) and they cannot do any harm to your computer. They are intended just to get you to think there is a problem.

 

Sometimes you may find it difficult to get rid of the alert however and in this case it's best to just close the browser using Alt + F4. Some javascript codes are designed to listen to where your mouse heads (simialr to that of a splash page that detects your mouse is moving off the page so shows you a last chance popup) so it's recommended to use your keyboard rather than your mouse to close them.

 

Aside from that they are harmless and if you want to have a laugh and prevent someone else being scammed you can dial the number and waste a bit of their time. Always remember they will try to convince you your computer is damaged and they usually do this through the command prompt and the event viewer as the event viewer always shows errors and warnings no matter how in shape your PC is. 

 

If you are experienced enough and want to really waste their time then set up a virtual machine on top of your existing one and then take the "Microsoft technisheern" through the steps to connect to your system. They can't do anything to your actual system because they will only be viewing the virtual machine and most don't even know it! 

 

Otherwise just close the popup and carry on as normal. You don't need to do a virus scan as nothing can be put on your computer without your explicit consent (ie you download and open something). 


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Posted 31 August 2019 - 03:27 PM

great to know, that you came out clean, and thanks for the warning.

TRuthfully, I have never tried to use the DEL key. Only the ESC key. So I really couldn't tell you. The only thing I can tell you is that the ESC key is the only one that seems to work to break out of this. As I may have mentioned in an update to this, I ran into one of these that did its best to lock up my system, but I forced a shutdown (I.E. the power button) to break out. i also scanned my system to see if I had been infected with some sort of virus. Fortunately, I came up clean.


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 07:02 PM

There are a lot of low lifes sending emails that if you don't pay them they are gonna post you looking at porn all over the web.  Too bad I never look at porn lol.  Its almost as bad as this only different because they don't lock down anything.  Just a heads up ignore the emails.


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 07:06 PM

trojanhorsexxx-tech-support-scam.png

 

Those messages are what is known as Javascript alerts (scam tech support companies buy them to use for their businesses) and they cannot do any harm to your computer. They are intended just to get you to think there is a problem.

 

Sometimes you may find it difficult to get rid of the alert however and in this case it's best to just close the browser using Alt + F4. Some javascript codes are designed to listen to where your mouse heads (simialr to that of a splash page that detects your mouse is moving off the page so shows you a last chance popup) so it's recommended to use your keyboard rather than your mouse to close them.

 

Aside from that they are harmless and if you want to have a laugh and prevent someone else being scammed you can dial the number and waste a bit of their time. Always remember they will try to convince you your computer is damaged and they usually do this through the command prompt and the event viewer as the event viewer always shows errors and warnings no matter how in shape your PC is. 

 

If you are experienced enough and want to really waste their time then set up a virtual machine on top of your existing one and then take the "Microsoft technisheern" through the steps to connect to your system. They can't do anything to your actual system because they will only be viewing the virtual machine and most don't even know it! 

 

Otherwise just close the popup and carry on as normal. You don't need to do a virus scan as nothing can be put on your computer without your explicit consent (ie you download and open something). 

I'm not exactly sure they are harmless.  I had to go through a lot of work once from one of these ads cleaning up my computer.  I even could see their stuff in my files.  Be careful out there


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 07:29 PM

I'm not exactly sure they are harmless.  I had to go through a lot of work once from one of these ads cleaning up my computer.  I even could see their stuff in my files.  Be careful out there

 

Trust me Ckoch they are harmless. The only way something like that would affect your computer is if you allowed it to download something and then you tried to execute it. 

 

If you have tried coding in Javascript and Jquery you'll see not a lot can happen without your say so. Certainly nothing that would allow Javascript to access your physical OS and drives. 

 

These are not classed as malware or spyware. They are simply Javascript Alerts that can be achieved with the simple line alert('Your message'); 


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 09:30 AM

I guess it had to be something else then that I had in my computer.  I run into these stupid things so often.  But mostly in the traffic exchanges


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Posted 14 October 2019 - 08:22 PM

Anything like this should definitely be banned on any safelist, it is NOT ok!

I keep running into this with Bill Nelson's traffic exchanges


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 05:50 PM

i think they're just sending it in random forums like this are susceptible to email address hunters by the way.


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Posted 23 November 2019 - 11:37 AM

 

Anything like this should definitely be banned on any safelist, it is NOT ok!

I keep running into this with Bill Nelson's traffic exchanges

 

 that is exactly right its up to the program owner to clean out programs that can hurt their surfers.  I like Bill Nelson its too bad if that is true he usually takes care of things.


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