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  1.    25 Nov 2015 #11
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    C:/windows/system32
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    Thank you for the heads up.
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  2.    26 Nov 2015 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Is this caused by a hijacked webpage (or link on a webpage) or is something downloaded to your PC?
    It is the browser that is high jacked which means whilst you have an internet connection it remains live.
    By closing your internet connection, then deleting the offending page before you reconnect to the internet, you render the high jacker cleared.
    Nothing is downloaded onto the computer
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  3.    26 Nov 2015 #13
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    Kenner
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    Windows 10 Home x64

    Thanks for the heads up, great solution.
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  4.    26 Nov 2015 #14
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)

    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    It is the browser that is high jacked which means whilst you have an internet connection it remains live.
    By closing your internet connection, then deleting the offending page before you reconnect to the internet, you render the high jacker cleared.
    Nothing is downloaded onto the computer
    Thanks for the clarification.
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  5.    26 Nov 2015 #15
    Join Date : May 2015
    Finland, Vantaa
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    Win 10 pro, creators

    sup with this problem? never seen this sort of stuff
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  6.    26 Nov 2015 #16
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    Window 10

    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    The reason why I dumped Defender and installed Avira free.
    You're saying a different antivirus product would prevent this "browser lockup?" If the page is not downloading anything to the computer then is it a virus? Would Smart Screen catch it?
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  7.    26 Nov 2015 #17
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    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit

    Thanks for posting this
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  8.    26 Nov 2015 #18
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
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    Windows 10 Pro

    These so-called "browser lockers" are typically not a virus themselves. They don't download anything, or replicate themselves. They only use a specially crafted page that takes over the browser using JavaScript in a way that is very difficult to work around. Often, killing the browser and re-opening won't help because most browsers will just re-open the offending page and you'll be back where you started.

    That's why disabling your internet connection, killing the browser, then re-opening it and closing the now errored out pages is the only way out. I don't know of any anti-virus program that will prevent this, although some may mark the pages as malicious and give you a warning before allowing you to navigate to them (but this is only AFTER they have had sufficient people already fall into the trap that they can be included in the database, it doesn't help for new ones).
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