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Offline bgranat

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Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
« 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?)

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Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2015, 02:58:33 PM »
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It is not blue at all.

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No need to reboot, simply close the browser window.

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It clearly states..
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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.

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Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2015, 03:03:36 PM »
I got the message the OP say, and had to treminate Chrome process to close it


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Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2015, 03:08:49 PM »
No problem at all with a good browser.
Opera 12.17 ;D

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Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2015, 03:19:54 PM »
Dont have Opera on this ... not my computer   :D

See attached screenshot

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Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2015, 03:39:29 PM »
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It is not blue at all.

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No need to reboot, simply close the browser window.

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It clearly states..
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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.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2015, 03:41:35 PM by bgranat »

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Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2015, 03:40:38 PM »
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It was dark blue with a small white window above it
See screenshot in my post   ;)


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Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2015, 03:48:57 PM »
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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.

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Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
« Reply #10 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:
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Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
« Reply #12 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:


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Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
« Reply #13 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:


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.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2015, 11:14:42 PM by bgranat »

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Re: Fake Blue Screen of Death URL
« Reply #14 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