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I have resolved this issue, but I was a little surprised that it happened at all, so I'm posting here to see what others have to say. I use Chrome as a browser and was reading a page today when I got a pop-up, complete with audio, telling my my computer was infecting with adware and to called Microsoft at a given toll-free number immediately. Of course it was a phishing scam. I had to turn my computer off the hard way, because the pop-up prevented me from closing the browser. I restarted in safe mode and ran a scan. Nothing found. I restarted in regular mode and declined the browser's offer to restart where it had left off. I ran a scan again - nothing. I have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and the free version of Anti-Exploit. Was one of these supposed to stop the phishing scam, and if so, can you suggest why it did not. I confess I'm not always clear about what kinds of malware these programs are supposed to stop, so I'm curious. I used to use No-Script to stop stuff like this when I used Firefox; I suspect it would have stopped this pop-up from taking over. However, they don't make No-Script for Chrome and there are very mixed reviews for similar programs that are available for Chrome. Do you have any recommendations along this line? Thank you!
Hello. Earlier this evening I opened a blog on Tumblr and it turned into a fake FBI warning thing saying I had to pay money via Moneypak because it was 'locking my internet' and I wouldn't be able to get on the internet anymore. It wouldn't let me use the browser X button to close so I used the Task Manager to shut off my Chrome browser. I ran a Malwarebytes full scan and it found nothing. I followed advice on the internet regarding getting into safe mode and doing a system restore, as well as checking various folders (like AppData) for suspicious files and even spent time looking for suspicious things in regedit from a list I found. Didn't see anything strange. Ran another scan while in safe mode and nothing. Cleared out everything (history, passwords, cache, the whole 9 yards) from Chrome, booted to normal mode. Ran Rkill and I'm mostly sure it didn't find anything either since it didn't say it did. Incidentally, I am using Chrome to type this and it isn't locked down. Is it safe to assume that I'm okay since nothing ever came up?