Windows 10: Red Scam Warning in Browser Solved

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  1. Posts : 483
    Windows 10.0.17134.48 (1803) Home 64-bit
       08 Feb 2018 #1

    Red Scam Warning in Browser


    A little while ago, shortly after booting the computer and launching Chrome, the Yahoo! home page got replaced with a red page about some sort of malware attack on my computer, complete with recorded voice warning. Considering that Avast and Malwarebytes both found nothing, how concerned should I be?
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  2. Posts : 523
    Win 10 Home Build 1803, 17133.1,64bit
       08 Feb 2018 #2

    Microsoft Edge Hacked


    Check the above thread (lengthy, but worth the read)

    Same thing happened to me today on Edge. Apparently only a nuisance.
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  3.    08 Feb 2018 #3

    torre said: View Post
    Microsoft Edge Hacked


    Check the above thread (lengthy, but worth the read)

    Same thing happened to me today on Edge. Apparently only a nuisance.
    That link was 244 days old.
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  4. Posts : 523
    Win 10 Home Build 1803, 17133.1,64bit
       08 Feb 2018 #4

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    That link was 244 days old.
    :) Noticed that. Still factual, no ?

    I also did some other searches which basically said the same.
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  5.    08 Feb 2018 #5

    gregyurkon said: View Post
    A little while ago, shortly after booting the computer and launching Chrome, the Yahoo! home page got replaced with a red page about some sort of malware attack on my computer, complete with recorded voice warning. Considering that Avast and Malwarebytes both found nothing, how concerned should I be?
    Normally, you'd disconnect from the internet, use Task Manager to close the browser, and run Ccleaner on all browsers that exist on the system, to clear cache, cookies, history, etc. Then, flush DNS, and run a malware scan. If nothing is found, you should be fine.
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  6. Posts : 483
    Windows 10.0.17134.48 (1803) Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       08 Feb 2018 #6

    Under the current circumstances, since I don't currently have CCleaner, should I trust a freshly downloaded copy?
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  7.    09 Feb 2018 #7

    gregyurkon said: View Post
    Under the current circumstances, since I don't currently have CCleaner, should I trust a freshly downloaded copy?
    I would. Or, you can manually clear out all your browsers.
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  8. Posts : 483
    Windows 10.0.17134.48 (1803) Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       09 Feb 2018 #8

    simrick said: View Post
    I would. Or, you can manually clear out all your browsers.
    I already used CCleaner, and there's still no sign of any malware. I think what I had was an amateur attack, unless it's hiding until I least expect it.
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  9.    09 Feb 2018 #9

    gregyurkon said: View Post
    I already used CCleaner, and there's still no sign of any malware. I think what I had was an amateur attack, unless it's hiding until I least expect it.
    Cheers!
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  10. Posts : 483
    Windows 10.0.17134.48 (1803) Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       24 Feb 2018 #10

    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.
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