Windows 10: Ransomware Warning

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  1. Posts : 1,967
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       20 Mar 2016 #1

    Ransomware Warning


    A number of major news websites have seen adverts hijacked by a malicious campaign that attempts to install “ransomware” on users computers

    The attack, which was targeted at US users, hit websites including the New York Times, the BBC, AOL and the NFL over the weekend. Combined, the targeted sites have traffic in the billions of visitors.

    Large Angler Malvertising Campaign Hits Top Publishers | Malwarebytes Labs
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  2.    20 Mar 2016 #2

    dencal said: View Post
    A number of major news websites have seen adverts hijacked by a malicious campaign that attempts to install “ransomware” on users computers

    The attack, which was targeted at US users, hit websites including the New York Times, the BBC, AOL and the NFL over the weekend. Combined, the targeted sites have traffic in the billions of visitors.

    Large Angler Malvertising Campaign Hits Top Publishers | Malwarebytes Labs
    Time to install Malwarebytes anti Ransomware. Thanks for the information
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  3.    20 Mar 2016 #3

    Thanks for the heads up
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  4. Posts : 2,278
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       20 Mar 2016 #4

    I missed it, all links are already down, I was looking forward to some testing.
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  5.    20 Mar 2016 #5

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    I missed it, all links are already down, I was looking forward to some testing.
    Here is the link.
    Introducing Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware - Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta - Malwarebytes Forums
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  6. Posts : 2,278
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       20 Mar 2016 #6

    I meant links for ransomware, not anti-ransomware.
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  7.    20 Mar 2016 #7

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    I meant links for ransomware, not anti-ransomware.
    Sorry, I thought about that after I posted it.
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  8. Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       20 Mar 2016 #8

    Do I take it that it runs automatically ? Like a real-time-protection-style ?
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  9.    20 Mar 2016 #9

    davidhk said: View Post
    Do I take it that it runs automatically ? Like a real-time-protection-style ?
    Yes, I have it installed and it looks like this when you open it.

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  10. Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       20 Mar 2016 #10

    I had it installed and afterwards, it opened up and told me I was protected. I did not read everything it said, and I "x" it out.

    NOW, I tried to open its desktop shortcut, but it will not open.

    *** adding : I went to its file location > right click at the exe > click Send to > desktop shortcut..
    Then I tried to open the exe shortcut, it will not open.

    I have Malwarebytes free edition installed. Does that mean something. Perhaps a conflict ?
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