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emperor76 01-23-2014 01:52 AM

Hi all, today I was confronted by a message on my browser, it was posing as Cheshire police, it said my my browser has been locked because I'm accused of illegal activity and I have to pay 100 before the start a legal case and for them to unblock my browser, obviously this was a scam, but it did seem to have my browser locked, so I went through my programs and deleted anything I didn't like the look of and restarted the system, the browser was no longer locked, but I'm still not confident I'm not infected, I was on here before with a security issue and someone pointed me to a clean up tool box sticky on here, would you suggest that as being the best method of dealing with this? I'm currently running a full Avast system scan

BikerEcho 01-23-2014 02:57 AM

Re: Scam
Yeah full scan with your chosen AV,
Then use an anti spyware software followed by locating open ports and close them

BK_123 01-23-2014 03:19 AM

Re: Scam
Also give the a bash..

robert key 01-23-2014 08:18 AM

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I think avg is reliable enough just run a full scan it will detect if anything is suspicious

iPwn 01-23-2014 08:35 AM

Re: Scam
I wrote an entire guide on how to get rid of these:

robert key 01-23-2014 08:44 AM

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Nice guide i checked it out good work ipwn! you seem to know a lot about computers

iPwn 01-23-2014 08:48 AM

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Although, none of my screenshots are showing in the thread :( I'll have to get that fixed.

BikerEcho 01-23-2014 09:18 AM

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I see the screenshots fine.
Nice guide btw.

iPwn 01-23-2014 09:23 AM

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Yea there were some changes to how album images are linked so I had to go through and replace them.


robert key 01-23-2014 09:24 AM

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Yaa i also don't see the screen shots but its still helpful!

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