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batpark

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Please move this note to the appropriate sub-forum.

 

After replacing a router today I was immediately bombarded with this threatening warning (see screen shot attached). A voice over said I was infected with a (particular virus) and that my computer would be destroyed in 1 hour and 34 minutes unless I called the number shown immediately. On calling the telephone number I was told by a foreign-sounding agent that I was talking to  "Microsoft engineers at Tech 247." At that point I hung up and did not get the rest of his pitch.

 

I did do an Avast scan and found I had no viruses.

 

I am pretty sure this was a fraud. Is there nothing that can be done to shut down these vultures? Who ought to be notified of these attacks? What do other G-t-Gers do when these pp up?  ...batpark

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I expect I never see them because I always have the adblock plus extension on any browser I use.  adblockplus.org  I went to your politico.com site and it blocked 14 ads.  

 

As to what to do, you should report them to the website you are visiting so that they know one of their advertisers is dirty.

 

I would try this guy:

 

ADVERTISING
Marc Sames
[email protected]
703.341.4654

 

Send him your screenshot.


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Rkinner: Thanks for your post. I took your advice: I wrote to the site (Politico.com) and I installed Adblocker.  ... batpark


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An alternative to adblockplus is uBlock Origin.

 

Read this for reasons why you may want uBlock instead of adblockplus. Mainly:

 

By default, it won’t block certain advertisements from Google, Microsoft, and other big companies because they’ve paid for the privilege to have some of their ads remain unblocked.

 


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Yes but AdBlock Plus let's you opt out and then it blocks everything.  Click on the stop sign then on Options then uncheck Allow some non-intrusive advertising.


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There is also a debate about their memory usages with Adblock Plus often said to be more resource intensive.
 
Here, Here, here, among other places:)


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Well, you can use the ublock origin which better than Adblock plus in most of the departments. Check the comparison between these 2 ad blockers here.


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Well, you can use the ublock origin which better than Adblock plus in most of the departments. Check the comparison between these 2 ad blockers here.

 

This topic is over a year old, I think OP got the advice he was looking for a while ago:)


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According to me, you should use uBlock origin which is one of the best adblockers. It is also better than Adblock plus. You can read this post for a depth information - uBlock origin vs AdBlock Plus Comparison.


Edited by Paramjot35, 21 September 2017 - 12:23 AM.

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The best way to get rid of Threatning Ads is Adblocker. You can use AdBlock extension for Chrome to block Ads. You can download adblocker directly from http://rdxtricks.com...fy-premium-apk/


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