Windows 10: Browser Locked? Call This Number.

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    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       25 Nov 2015 #1

    Browser Locked? Call This Number.


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    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/
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    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971
       25 Nov 2015 #2

    Thanks. Good to know.
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  3.    25 Nov 2015 #3

    nasty stuff, tnx for the heads up
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    Windows IP 16199 Windows 14393.1198
       25 Nov 2015 #4

    Thanks Cluster Head.
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  5.    25 Nov 2015 #5

    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.
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    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.1198
       25 Nov 2015 #6

    Thanks for letting us know about this
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    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       25 Nov 2015 #7

    The reason why I dumped Defender and installed Avira free.
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    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       25 Nov 2015 #8

    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.
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  9.    25 Nov 2015 #9

    Indeed, thanks for the headsup.
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       25 Nov 2015 #10

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