Anyone had any of those 'Police Attention' Scam Viruses?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Peter Franks, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. Peter Franks macrumors 65816

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    Where do they come from? Not even a dodgy site... They hold your browser to ransom till you pay them money. Obviously a 'force close', does the trick, but you do get a spinning wheel for a few more minutes on other sites, so wonder if it does anything to Macs? Presume it doesn't leave anything on the computer after unless its a Windows computer?


    If anyone not aware
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK5iP-CmtTM
    Also an 'FBI' version for our friends across the pond
     
  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    No idea if it's actually a virus but if it's is it won't be a Mac virus as there is no such thing.

    Ona Mac, if such a thing exists, it might be some Malware that you downloaded and installed, and generally that WOULD be from a "dodgy" site.

    Were you to somehow download a Windows virus onto a Mac, it would do nothing at all.
     

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