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Offline Brian175

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Re: virus? do i need to worry?
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2024, 09:34:33 PM »
Pondus - Looks like something described in your link. Thanks.

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Re: virus? do i need to worry?
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2024, 09:51:24 PM »
Pondus - Looks like something described in your link. Thanks.
Here is another one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hVIdPo4bfY

Just search YouTube for fake virus warning


Also be aware of fake Microsoft tech support call
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=microsoft+tech+support+scam




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Re: virus? do i need to worry?
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2024, 12:02:03 AM »
Pondus - Looks like something described in your link. Thanks.

Many scams take this form and Avast certainly wouldn't be asking you to call a telephone number.

Or to go to another link.
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Re: virus? do i need to worry?
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2024, 01:21:19 AM »
Pondus - Looks like something described in your link. Thanks.

Many scams take this form and Avast certainly wouldn't be asking you to call a telephone number.

Or to go to another link.

Further info regarding my post earlier today:
2/22/24 6:15PM CST After further investigation it appears that an email from a friend was infected with a virus that opened this website wXw.cuchachosdigitales.com in Chrome. Probably this website launched the virus activities. I have blocked the website in AVG on our computers.

Brian
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Re: virus? do i need to worry?
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2024, 02:53:38 AM »
Pondus - Looks like something described in your link. Thanks.

Many scams take this form and Avast certainly wouldn't be asking you to call a telephone number.

Or to go to another link.

Further info regarding my post earlier today:
2/22/24 6:15PM CST After further investigation it appears that an email from a friend was infected with a virus that opened this website wXw.cuchachosdigitales.com in Chrome. Probably this website launched the virus activities. I have blocked the website in AVG on our computers.

Brian

First it isn't wise to post an active link to a suspect site, pleas modify your post as I have in the quoted text.  Not only that it give it the oxygen of publicity that web spiders could pick up on.

Blocking the site in AVG isn't a true solution, if this was just an email activated connection delete that email.  Essentially that would be a one hit attack unless said site was to try an attack.  However the AVG/Avast protection should block that and you would know that this isn't just a one hit attack.

I would certainly suggest that you clear your browsing history and cookies on Chrome as a precaution.
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Re: virus? do i need to worry?
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2024, 04:08:34 PM »
OK. Thanks for the info and the suggestions. web address is modified, email deleted. Will clear browsing history and cookies.

Brian

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Re: virus? do i need to worry?
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2024, 06:41:09 PM »
You're welcome.
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