Charlie Wilkes

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I am running Emsisoft anti-Malware so I'm asking here. My apologies if this is already in another thread.

 

This reminds me of messenger spam from 10 years ago. I have to open Task Manager to close my browser (Chrome) and all is well until it happens again.

 

Can anyone tell me what this is and how I can get rid of it?

 

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If you just want to report this, I will look into it and add the URL to the surf-protection database. 

 

Typically this kind of threat does only lock your browser, it does not install anything on your computer, however when in doubt, best follow the instructions in Stapp's link.

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That is exactly what I suspected and wanted to confirm. Thank you Elise.

 

I scanned with a couple of utilities and did not find anything, so I don't think it's necessary to start a malware removal process.

 

This has started to happen if I leave the Weather Underground tab open long enough.

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