Windows 10: Red Scam Warning in Browser Solved

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  1.    24 Feb 2018 #11

    gregyurkon said: View Post
    As an afterthought, is it likely that this is one of the types of attacks which GPT protects the system from? I'm wondering, because a friend of mine who does IT recently told me that closing Chrome with the close button should not have worked as well as it did.
    GPT? GPT is a partitioning scheme - how would that prevent attacks?
    I don't understand what you mean about closing Chrome. If the Yahoo! Home Page was displaying an infected ad, that could have been what got you. Closing the browser can be a solution to some of the pages like this known as "Scareware".
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    Windows 10.0.16299.19 (1709) Home 64-bit
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       25 Feb 2018 #12

    simrick said: View Post
    GPT? GPT is a partitioning scheme - how would that prevent attacks?
    I don't understand what you mean about closing Chrome. If the Yahoo! Home Page was displaying an infected ad, that could have been what got you. Closing the browser can be a solution to some of the pages like this known as "Scareware".
    I was referring to a type of ransomware described in this thread: Nasty ransomware overwrites your PC's master boot record

    As far as closing Chrome is concerned, I'm told that when it's attacked like this, you need to use Task Manager to close Chrome.
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  3.    25 Feb 2018 #13

    gregyurkon said: View Post
    I was referring to a type of ransomware described in this thread: Nasty ransomware overwrites your PC's master boot record

    As far as closing Chrome is concerned, I'm told that when it's attacked like this, you need to use Task Manager to close Chrome.
    I see what you're saying. It's actually the UEFI that is supposed to prevent these types of boot infections.

    Yes, in some instances, where the browser is hijacked, you'd have to close it via Task Manager. However, I suspect you just came across some Scareware in this particular instance.

    If all is well, please go ahead and mark the thread as solved. Cheers!
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