Windows 10: Browser Locked? Call This Number.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
  1. Cluster Head's Avatar
    Posts : 1,563
    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       25 Nov 2015 #1

    Browser Locked? Call This Number.


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	browser-ransomware-passes-as-microsoft-support-plays-audio-to-scare-users.jpg 
Views:	205 
Size:	10.3 KB 
ID:	50505

    A new form of browser locker has recently surfaced. Browser-lockers are websites or pop-ups that redirect the browser to a website that locks-up the browser. The user is prevented from continuing any normal operation including closing the offending browser window, opening a new page, or closing the application itself.

    This new browser locker calls itself Microsoft Official Support as seen in Figure 1. Of course, this page is in no way related to or endorsed by Microsoft.
    Read more: https://blogs.rsa.com/browser-locked-call-this-number/
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. JohnC's Avatar
    Posts : 3
    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971
       25 Nov 2015 #1

    Thanks. Good to know.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    25 Nov 2015 #2

    nasty stuff, tnx for the heads up
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    25 Nov 2015 #3

    Thanks Cluster Head.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    25 Nov 2015 #4

    Lol, been seeing those for the last week or so I guess. Real pita because you have to call up task manager to close the browser. Been hit on F.F., Opera, and Maxthon. As the article said, very easy to terminate via task manager but you lose all your tabs.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6. hTconeM9user's Avatar
    Posts : 2,678
    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) 345
       25 Nov 2015 #5

    Thanks for letting us know about this
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7. dencal's Avatar
    Posts : 2,829
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       25 Nov 2015 #6

    The reason why I dumped Defender and installed Avira free.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8. dencal's Avatar
    Posts : 2,829
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       25 Nov 2015 #7

    indianacarnie said: View Post
    Lol, been seeing those for the last week or so I guess. Real pita because you have to call up task manager to close the browser. Been hit on F.F., Opera, and Maxthon. As the article said, very easy to terminate via task manager but you lose all your tabs.
    Not possible to call up Task Manager.
    To rectify this locked browser close down computer, disconnect internet connection, then restart computer to delete offending locked page.
    Reconnecting back to internet will show all clear.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    25 Nov 2015 #8

    Indeed, thanks for the headsup.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10. lehnerus2000's Avatar
    Posts : 1,784
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.3 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       25 Nov 2015 #9

    Is this caused by a hijacked webpage (or link on a webpage) or is something downloaded to your PC?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Related Threads
Call me crazy, but... in Browsers and Email
I am going to switch to Bing. :o For the rest of the week and see how I like it. Does anyone else use Bing, and do you really earn a lot of gift cards like they say? -Chuck
45972 Read more: https://t.co/8rnMuajEkB
Scammer call in General Support
Just got a call from California from guy who said he was from Microsoft calling about error messages being sent out from my computer running Windows 10. Wanted me to get on computer to fix problem. These scumbags are clever enough to take advantage...
https://www.callofduty.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7Tx9k0C7Ic&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 Coming 4.26.2015
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:25.
Find Us