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    scam

    happy new year everyone. was on ebay auctions last night i saw a top i fancied so pushed the button to get more details. the screen flashed and was taken over by a police alert notice stating i had been watching all sorts of disgusting porn . this as you can imagine made me furious .i am now stuck with this notice on my screen demanding i pay 100 pound fine. i have found a way to bypass this and use the pc but how does this happen .i would put these ................ against awall.

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    Another con! Is it ok if I put some of your post on Facebook to warn others?

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    Looks like you've picked up some 'malware' somehow/somewhere, if you are running MS Windows I would suggest you down load a copy of "Malware Bytes"(it's free & is made by MS), go into 'safe mode' update it and run it on a full scan, this should find and eradicate it.

    You must keep your computer's security up to date and regularly scaned, try MS Security Essentials (also free & made by MS).
    These are the only security programs I use and are suitable for any edition of Windows.

    Let us know how it goes, happy new year.

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    you need to contact ebay and report it for the safety of others.

    i had something similar on ebay and apparently it came through java so i would delete all temp files in java on your computer then do as jard says.

    absolute sure i saw something about this on tech news where it demands money.

    have been caught out many times in the past with that virus scanner, runs your system without permission then hey virus installed and computer locked until you pay.

    failing everything else do a master reset of your computer then if anti virus software is installed then do a full scan.

    s.s it has happened.

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    Also may be worth reporting it to the police, they have a section that deals with that sort of thing.

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    my pc is fully secured so dont know how it was done. i tried to complain to ebay but have found this impossible.

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    ".i am now stuck with this notice on my screen...."

    So are you stuck with this 'porn' onscreen permanently? Sounds like you had a mega New Years Eve party!!......

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    it's a virus. the best way to get rid of it is to 'recover' your pc, you will lose everything on it but you will also lose the virus. hopefully you have back ups of everything you need? if not it's just a matter of starting again with a clean slate. first thing to download would be AVG anti virus software (which is free and very good)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickson View Post
    my pc is fully secured so dont know how it was done. i tried to complain to ebay but have found this impossible.
    You say your computer is fully secure. I hate to tell you this it is Not. If it was fully secure you would not have had this happen to you. You really need to get a good Virus Killer put on your computer and not only that one that keeps updating every few days. There are lots out there and I have at present McAfee all Access and you can protect all your computers, Smart Phones, Tablets, LapTops etc for only £19.99 for 1 Year. Well worth it in my opinion.

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    I agree. McAfee is great. I use it too.

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