Avast WEBforum

Other => General Topics => Topic started by: bgranat on November 18, 2015, 02:43:44 PM

Title: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: bgranat on November 18, 2015, 02:43:44 PM
http://giytdyrio.info/pcdiag/1/alert1.php didn't get blocked by Avast, but it's a fake blue screen of death page that I couldn't get out of by any method other than restarting the computer.

Scary stuff. Wanted me to call a number or dire things would happen to my data, etc.

I looked around for somewhere to report this, but couldn't find anything. So I'm posting the link here and hope if it's the wrong place that someone with the power to move it to a better one will do so.

I didn't think the ad I clicked on looked particularly dangerous.... (an old story, right?)
Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: Eddy on November 18, 2015, 02:58:33 PM
1]
It is not blue at all.

2]
No need to reboot, simply close the browser window.

3]
It clearly states..
Quote
Disclaimer: This webpage is an advertisement and not the result of a computer system error.  The owners of this webpage are being compensated for leads generated as a result of this advertisement.
Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: Pondus on November 18, 2015, 03:03:36 PM
I got the message the OP say, and had to treminate Chrome process to close it

Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: Eddy on November 18, 2015, 03:08:49 PM
No problem at all with a good browser.
Opera 12.17 ;D
Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: Pondus on November 18, 2015, 03:19:54 PM
Dont have Opera on this ... not my computer   :D

See attached screenshot

HonzaZ is notified so a block may be on the way

Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: bgranat on November 18, 2015, 03:39:29 PM
1]
It is not blue at all.

2]
No need to reboot, simply close the browser window.

3]
It clearly states..
Quote
Disclaimer: This webpage is an advertisement and not the result of a computer system error.  The owners of this webpage are being compensated for leads generated as a result of this advertisement.

The browser window would not close. It was dark blue with a small white window above it. I'm well aware it was an ad or something worse. I saw no disclaimer and wasn't about to scroll through the white window or do anything on that site whatsoever--except try to escape.
Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: Pondus on November 18, 2015, 03:40:38 PM
Quote
It was dark blue with a small white window above it
See screenshot in my post   ;)

Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: bgranat on November 18, 2015, 03:48:57 PM
Quote
It was dark blue with a small white window above it
See screenshot in my post   ;)

I went back to the site. The disclaimer is in black tiny type at the bottom of the page. It's impossible to read. The white thing says a disclaimer is on the website, but I couldn't close the white pop-up. I used Task Manager to close Chrome. It's certainly not as simple as closing a browser window. But am I expecting too much of Avast? Should it be preventing things like this? I don't want to be annoying or anything, or ask for more than the product is meant to deliver.
Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: HonzaZ on November 18, 2015, 04:07:14 PM
I blocked it, it should be out with the next update ;). Thanks for letting me know!
Btw, Firefox middle-clicking the tab worked, as did the CTRL+W.
Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: bgranat on November 18, 2015, 04:10:30 PM
I blocked it, it should be out with the next update ;). Thanks for letting me know!
Btw, Firefox middle-clicking the tab worked, as did the CTRL+W.

Yay! I'm glad to learn I did the right thing! Thank you! Chrome here. I gave up on Firefox about six months ago for some oddity that cropped up.
Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: bob3160 on November 19, 2015, 02:12:32 PM
I blocked it, it should be out with the next update ;) . Thanks for letting me know!
Btw, Firefox middle-clicking the tab worked, as did the CTRL+W.

Yay! I'm glad to learn I chrome, you should have been greeted with the followingdid the right thing! Thank you! Chrome here. I gave up on Firefox about six months ago for some oddity that cropped up.
If you're using Chrome, you should have seen the following when opening that link:
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1447938565911-44264.png)
Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: bgranat on November 20, 2015, 10:05:20 PM
Somehow your reply or part of it got into the text of my previous message.

Chrome did not show such a screen. If it had, I would not have come here.
Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: bob3160 on November 21, 2015, 02:04:21 PM
Somehow your reply or part of it got into the text of my previous message.

Chrome did not show such a screen. If it had, I would not have come here.
Under the Advanced Settings in Chrome, make sure the following is checked:
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1448110981517-92571.png)

Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: bgranat on November 22, 2015, 11:10:15 PM
Somehow your reply or part of it got into the text of my previous message.

Chrome did not show such a screen. If it had, I would not have come here.
Under the Advanced Settings in Chrome, make sure the following is checked:
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1448110981517-92571.png)

It was already checked! But thank you. However, there was something odd about my account, so I signed in again. Maybe that had something to do with it. I appreciate the help, though. I should learn to not panic! Heh.
Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: Pondus on November 22, 2015, 11:20:23 PM
Det block message from Chome was added by Google after you (and me) was at that website

Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: bgranat on November 22, 2015, 11:25:46 PM
Det block message from Chome was added by Google after you (and me) was at that website

You mean that's a new setting? Well, it was checked already. You were just showing me how my little wailing got to the big boys at Google?
Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: Pondus on November 22, 2015, 11:36:54 PM
The block message picture posted by Bob ... Chrome did not block when you/me was at that site

Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: bgranat on November 22, 2015, 11:42:09 PM
The block message picture posted by Bob ... Chrome did not block when you/me was at that site

I'm confused, then, about the purpose of showing me the setting.
Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: Pondus on November 23, 2015, 12:01:41 AM
When bob tested google had added block and he got that block picture and probably thought that we had missed that setting

Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: bgranat on November 23, 2015, 12:04:54 AM
When bob tested google had added block and he got that block picture and probably thought that we had missed that setting

Ah, I see. Thank you! Question, though: How did you know it was a new setting that wasn't there before? Do you remember the settings or did you have a screenshot saved of the old page?
Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: Pondus on November 23, 2015, 12:09:27 AM
Quote
Question, though: How did you know it was a new setting that wasn't there before?
I did not .... Bob is the one that have mentioned / posted picture of that setting, not me


Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: bgranat on November 23, 2015, 12:15:14 AM
Quote
Question, though: How did you know it was a new setting that wasn't there before?
I did not .... Bob is the one that have mentioned / posted picture of that setting, not me

OK. You were saying that Chrome just didn't do what that setting said it would do. I misunderstood you. I thought you were saying it was a NEW setting. After all, you DID write: "Det block message from Chome was added by Google after you (and me) was at that website."

Did you mean "that" when you wrote "Det"?

You clearly say Google added that setting "after you (and me) was at that website."
Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: Pondus on November 23, 2015, 12:33:17 AM
Quote
Did you mean "that" when you wrote "Det"?
Yes


Quote
You clearly say Google added that setting "after you (and me) was at that website."
I read message     https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=179305.msg1270344#msg1270344

Anyway i think i am done here now ....

Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: bgranat on November 23, 2015, 12:39:24 AM
Quote
Did you mean "that" when you wrote "Det"?
Yes


Quote
You clearly say Google added that setting "after you (and me) was at that website."
I read message     https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=179305.msg1270344#msg1270344

Anyway i think i am done here now ....

OK, then you WERE saying it was a new setting. Sorry if I didn't understand you. You don't need to respond. I'm sorry to have taken up your time, but I just didn't understand what you meant. I appreciate the help -- as always.
Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: Pondus on November 23, 2015, 12:44:58 AM
Quote
OK, then you WERE saying it was a new setting.
NO i am not ..... i am saying that google added that website to its blocklist after you/me was there

Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: bgranat on November 23, 2015, 03:17:29 AM
Quote
OK, then you WERE saying it was a new setting.
NO i am not ..... i am saying that google added that website to its blocklist after you/me was there

Got it. OK. Thank you for clearing that up. :)
Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: bob3160 on November 23, 2015, 02:10:41 PM
Quote
OK, then you WERE saying it was a new setting.
NO i am not ..... i am saying that google added that website to its blocklist after you/me was there

Got it. OK. Thank you for clearing that up. :)
If you have the setting checked, clear your browsers history and visit that same link again in Chrome.
You should now also see the warning. :)
Title: Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
Post by: bgranat on November 23, 2015, 09:21:13 PM

If you have the setting checked, clear your browsers history and visit that same link again in Chrome.
You should now also see the warning. :)

Yup. Thanks, Bob.