In this scenario, a website being viewed provided a link to articles related to popular topics.The user clicked the link and was redirected to a website which produced a window that advised the user’s computer had been hacked.So, whether you are a new caller, a regular caller for whose loyalty we wish to reward or because it’s that time of year when money’s maybe as tight as some of our girls naughty bits, we have an offer for you.
In some cases ‘End process” is enough, in other cases you may have to use ‘End Process Tree‘ to also kill all related instances.
In Windows 8, you can simply click on ‘End task’ once you have highlighted Internet Explorer. You can relaunch your browser afterwards to make sure it’s clean, but you will want to opt out of the automatic ‘Restore session’, as it will bring the pop-up right back!
Many of these scam sites are poorly secured, and often times their index is browsable (see picture above).
It’s no wonder that they can also infect your computer with a drive-by download as we noted last week.
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In Windows 7, click on the Start Menu and type ‘task manager’.
In Windows 8, right click on the ‘Start icon’ and select ‘Task Manager’ Next thing you’ll want to do is terminate the Internet Explorer process by going under the Processes Tab and right clicking on .
Upon calling the number for assistance the user was connected with an individual who spoke with a heavy foreign accent claiming to be an Apple representative.
During the process the user’s web browser was hijacked.
These pages are affiliate driven and in fact can be linked to malvertising as well, since they often piggy back on dubious ads.