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    Is a Trogan Horse from this site trying to hack my PC?

    Hi,

    I got these messages stating a trogan horse was attempting access, twice when opening threads on the forum,
    The pop ups look like Windows Essential pages, but I have Win 10, which doesn't use Win Essential.
    They also advise to call a toll free number. 1-844-243-2014
    pics of pop ups. ( sorry for sideways view. could not upright them)

    Thanks,
    Rob

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    Don't call that number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Don't call that number.
    Nope.. I don't like the looks of these pop-ups. I have TREND anti-virus, and ran a full scan. Nothing detected, and also did a search for that number, didn't show as a Microsoft number so didn't call it.

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    This is slipping through I believe via Google ads. Best way I know to deal with it is Control Alt Delete - Task Manager - End Task on your browser. After that delete cookies and history. Also some of them are opening up browser settings and adding a tab to the home page taking you right back to the site that gives the pop ups. If that is the case remove that tab from your browser settings.

    To put the Google Ads theory to the test I turned off my Ad Blocker and within 10 pages on taurusarmed.net I got the same warning. Removed it, did more pages with Ad Blocker off and boom, got it again. Cleared it and turned Ad Blocker back on and it I have not seen it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishinkeylargo View Post
    This is slipping through I believe via Google ads. Best way I know to deal with it is Control Alt Delete - Task Manager - End Task on your browser. After that delete cookies and history. Also some of them are opening up browser settings and adding a tab to the home page taking you right back to the site that gives the pop ups. If that is the case remove that tab from your browser settings.

    To put the Google Ads theory to the test I turned off my Ad Blocker and within 10 pages on taurusarmed.net I got the same warning. Removed it, did more pages with Ad Blocker off and boom, got it again. Cleared it and turned Ad Blocker back on and it I have not seen it again.

    Thanks FKL,

    I had to use Task Manager when these pop-ups came, as they locked my screen.
    Also, I just followed your recommendation to then delete cookies and history.
    I shall keep the board posted if I get this issue again.

    Rob
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    It's been on local news lately. A scam to get you to call that number, and gain control over your computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishinkeylargo View Post
    This is slipping through I believe via Google ads. Best way I know to deal with it is Control Alt Delete - Task Manager - End Task on your browser. After that delete cookies and history. Also some of them are opening up browser settings and adding a tab to the home page taking you right back to the site that gives the pop ups. If that is the case remove that tab from your browser settings.

    To put the Google Ads theory to the test I turned off my Ad Blocker and within 10 pages on taurusarmed.net I got the same warning. Removed it, did more pages with Ad Blocker off and boom, got it again. Cleared it and turned Ad Blocker back on and it I have not seen it again.
    My wife set up my computers with two separate user accounts. One user account is "Web" for browsing, listening to music on youtube, forums, etc and DOES NOT have download capability or authority to change main settings without reentry of my password at every step. The other user account is "Administrator", which will accept downloads and has authority to make system changes without reentering my password. As the "Web" user, if I encounter a virus or malware that attempts to download anything, I get a dialogue box requesting my password to continue and so far, that's always put a stop to it. Like Fish said, I alt/cntrl/del and after dumping history and cookies, usually run a virus/malware scan just to be safe. Even if somehow my "Web" account gets infected, I can startup with the "Administrator" user and run antivirus programs or whatever I gotta' do to clean it. It's an easy setup, avoids alot of hassle.
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    I use the Bluhell Firewall addon with Firefox and have not seen a thing!

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    I use Google Chrome with the AdBlock extension. Occasionally will get a message on a web site that I must disable it to read the page contents. So I open an incognito page <Ctrl-Shift-N>, copy the URL from the first page (click the address bar, <Ctrl-C> and paste it in the incognito window <Ctrl-V> and hit the Enter key. I have AdBlock configured to not block in incognito so the page runs. But when done and I close it there's no history, cookies or anything else left from that site. Also Chrome has its own task manager, called up using <Shift-Esc> that lets you see everything that's running. If you have a frozen tab just select it and end it. And Windows task manager is always available.

    Here's the info copied from an incognito window:

    You’ve gone incognito

    Pages you view in incognito tabs won’t stick around in your browser’s history, cookie store, or search history after you’ve closed all of your incognito tabs. Any files you download or bookmarks you create will be kept. However, you aren’t invisible. Going incognito doesn’t hide your browsing from your employer, your internet service provider, or the websites you visit.


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