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Re: can you believe this phishing
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2019, 07:26:47 PM »
 This popped up on a legitimate weather site.
Ive searched for any of this, and there is totally nothing on his computer at all what you have warned about.

And he would never ever visit a site for free apps nor fake updates. Nothing at all in his app folder.
Just this one weather site, is where it popped up on.
I see that he is not the only one who got this, and on a different site.

I took that weather site off his computer just to make sure.
And Ive been to that site on 3 of my computers and nothing happened.


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Re: can you believe this phishing
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2019, 07:32:49 PM »
I apparently didn't press "Post" earlier today - but in addition to Jim's post, here's a bit more info on what to look for and where.

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Ignoring (ENTIRELY) the advice to download the "Combo Cleaner" - this writeup does actually go through how to check to make sure that you don't have any malware lurking. It's a good primer on where to check for ANY of these little nasties - some of which ride along on seemingly legit software. There was a time when updates for Java had some of this, unless you noticed and UNCHECKED the checkbox in the install sequence. (Don't get me started on Oracle and their games...)

https://www.pcrisk.com/removal-guides/12895-your-mac-is-infected-with-3-viruses-pop-up-scam-mac

Just don't download the combo cleaner. :p
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Re: can you believe this phishing
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2019, 07:45:01 PM »
Thank you for this good explanation! 
I will go thru this again on his computer, just to make sure that nothing got by me.
Yes, I totally agree, we would NEVER click on anything like this. Remember the MacCleaner or such, that people fell for? That was another one. We never saw it, but know people who fell for it.

Since it was only from this weather site, Im wondering how it got there. I know about re-direct coding in my web classes.
This certainly is interesting, I learn a lot from you all here.


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Re: can you believe this phishing
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2019, 04:18:33 PM »
Using the combo cleaner now, and its scanning. Looking thru the removal guides carefully, this is a nice site, explains it well.
Got rid of a few things, but none of them were listed as bad. But trashed them anyway.

Its clean! "No Threats"

Thank you for this site, it sure works.
What ever this odd phishing things which pop up on that weather site, will be just ignored, as before.

You all are wonderful!


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Re: can you believe this phishing
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2019, 03:55:15 AM »
I read that article, Paddy - very informative, but I did heed your warnings...  :yes:

When I read it, on my rather old iPad, I was amused to see this little advert at the side.



Strange thing is that in Firefox on the MBP (High Sierra) it is correct!
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Re: can you believe this phishing
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2019, 09:03:24 AM »
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Strange thing is that in Firefox on the MBP (High Sierra) it is correct!
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Re: can you believe this phishing
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2019, 02:39:47 PM »
Methinks Neil meant that the message about the anti-virus virus correctly identified the MacBook Pro and Firefox as the device being used to view the website, but on the iPad seemed to think it was looking at a Windows device. (Yes, I was confused at first too!)

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Re: can you believe this phishing
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2019, 03:41:23 AM »
Thank you Paddy, spot on!
I've been told I'm sometimes adept at sowing confusion...  :Devilish:
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Re: can you believe this phishing
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2019, 09:06:28 AM »
WARNING: Off topic text approaching!
Speaking of fishing... and towing...
I've spent hours watching a series of VLOGs by a young(ish) chap in England who sold his house and bought a canal boat. While you can fish on the canal waters (with or without a boat), you must throw all native species back. Non-native must be thrown much further back, as in behind the fisherman.

I've been trying to get my bride to accompany me on a month long canal journey for over 35 years. Now I see that it can be done solo! Unfortunately, she still won't let me sell our house... I'll have to make do with these virtual experiences...

We now return to the originally scheduled topic!

I hope I haven't caused any confusion by miss-reading your mention sewing. :p :scram:
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