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 68000

    Jun 9, 2011
    London UK
    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
    Also an 'FBI' version for our friends across the pond
  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    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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