Pop up and lock up say I have a virus and worm ????

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Bill Harr, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. Bill Harr macrumors newbie

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    What is this pop up and what should I do if anything? I did a hard shut down and it is gone.

    See screen shot.

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  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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  3. Bill Harr thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    What you saw above was however clearly fake. An attempt of getting you to pay for unnecessary "repairs".
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    you can tell it is not from Apple by the end of the URL:: .INFO - if it was Apple it would have to end in .apple.com
     
  6. Donoban macrumors 6502a

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    1 minute and 31 seconds until damage is permanent. Now thats a call to action if I've ever seen one. lol.
     
  7. Bill Harr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is why I did not click on anything. It did have the screen locked where I could not close Chrome.
     
  8. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    cmd+alt+escape.
    This bring up a window for force quitting applications, and in cases where it can't bring up the window, force quits the active app immediately.
     
  9. cswifx Suspended

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    It's one of those fake tech support landing pages. It's been going around a lot lately. The irony is that I always get the Windows one, regardless of the browser and OS I use.
     
  10. rshrugged, Feb 21, 2017
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    rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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    Consider running a script blocker in your browser. They're capable of blocking this type of annoyance, among other benefits.

    Chrome (<- I don't use it) has uBlock Origin.

    Fx has NoScript and uBlock Origin.

    Safari has uBlock and JSBlocker. (There's also uBlock Origin under development; it's at alpha beta stage.)

    Many people consider script blockers to be obtrusive. They are when you're unfamiliar with them. After you take the time to learn them and create the rules that meet your needs, using them becomes second nature.

    (Edited to reflect that uBlock Origin for Safari is now at beta stage.)
     
  11. Bill Harr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you, learned something new. Under small world, my daughter and son in law were in Roskilda Denmark this weekend. They live in Switzerland.
     
  12. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    Learning is always good :). Hope they had a nice time!
     

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