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  1.    25 Nov 2015 #1
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    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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  2.    25 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2015
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    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971

    Thanks. Good to know.
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  3.    25 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Houston, Tx
    Posts : 123
    Win 10

    nasty stuff, tnx for the heads up
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  4.    25 Nov 2015 #4
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    England
    Posts : 944
    Windows IP 17017

    Thanks Cluster Head.
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  5.    25 Nov 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Indiana/Florida
    Posts : 1,394
    Windows 10 Home x64

    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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  6.    25 Nov 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,556
    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Version 1709) 16299.19

    Thanks for letting us know about this
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  7.    25 Nov 2015 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 2,375
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview

    The reason why I dumped Defender and installed Avira free.
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  8.    25 Nov 2015 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 2,375
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by indianacarnie 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
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    win 10 Insider

    Indeed, thanks for the headsup.
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  10.    25 Nov 2015 #10
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,533
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)

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