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    Scammers!

    I havenít seen it happen for over 2 years now, but I got that stupid pop-up on my PC this afternoon that my computer was infected by hackers and that I was to call a toll-free number immediately else my computer would be shut down and I would lose my Windows license. Oh noes!

    Yeah, right, my a$$.

    Nothing like a little JavaScript to cause a panic.
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    Re: Scammers!

    Quote Originally Posted by KenB View Post
    I havenít seen it happen for over 2 years now, but I got that stupid pop-up on my PC this afternoon that my computer was infected by hackers and that I was to call a toll-free number immediately else my computer would be shut down and I would lose my Windows license. Oh noes!

    Yeah, right, my a$$.

    Nothing like a little JavaScript to cause a panic.

    I get that on my phone.
    Embrace the process, not the outcome.

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    Re: Scammers!

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCarpenter View Post
    I get that on my phone.
    Last time I got it was on my iPad.

    I never knew an iPad ran Windows!
    ďI think you should treat good friends like a fine wine. Thatís why I keep mine locked up in the basement.Ē - Tim Hawkins

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    Re: Scammers!

    Use add block...

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    Re: Scammers!

    Install uBlock Origin as an add-on to your browser. It will block ads and trackers and also give you the ability to disable for specific sites. It's available for any Chromium based browser as well as Firefox. It can also be installed in the Android version of Firefox as well.

    Of the ad blockers I've tried, it's been the cleanest.

    Sent from my BlackBerry using Tapatalk

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