Thread: Strange occurance?
12-27-2013, 12:36 PM #1Strange occurance?
I was looking at another forum I'm on and this came up. Any ideas folks please? If so I will refer the poster across to here..
"I had a really wierd experience yesterday. I was on my iMac and had safari up looking for carpet tiles. It was about the sixth site that I clicked on when all of a sudden the screen changed and it was filled with a police web site, and then a box came up stating that I had been caught and all my files had been encrypted. It then accused me of downloading illegal content such as music, films and more unpleasant things. I could not get rid of it. I tried everything I knew. I e-mailed a very good friend and he came up with the solution and once again I can use safari.
I feel this was a scam as it was headed metropolitan police serious crime unit and then below that it said, issued by Cheshire police. I don't know if anyone else has experienced this but it was quite scary at first. I was under the impression that iMacs were immune to viruses and scams but my friend said not any more."
12-27-2013, 02:04 PM #2
I was under the impression that iMacs were immune to viruses and scams but my friend said not any more."
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12-27-2013, 04:21 PM #3
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As a suggestion John go into Safari Preferences > Security and select all the boxes including block pop ups.Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
12-27-2013, 04:27 PM #4
I have passed the thread link onto the guy in question, so he should look at it soon.
I use Firefox, veru occasionally Safari, so I will also look at the settings and tick all of the boxes.
Edit : - Done Harry, they were already ticked, but good to check..
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