This happened on youtube

Vancouver, Washington
May 1, 2016 4:24pm CST
I couldn't believe this listening to some music on you tube with my brand new laptop when this pop up came on the screen saying that this was a virus they called it the java virus it takes control of everything on your computer says you must call Microsoft to get rid of it. This person says that they will get rid of the virus for 300 or you can't afford this so they will take 180 they don't get money they just hang up and your stuck having to put your computer in the shop guys watch where your going and what your doing they will try and take control i do have a backup laptop but i'm not going to Youtube.
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@kevin1877uk (36941)
1 May 16
Oh wow, did you do a virus check?
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@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
1 May 16
Those are scam guys,believe it or not,people still fall for such scams and pay.
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
1 May 16
Aww. That is like a scheming offer
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@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
1 May 16
I would deff run antivirus and spyware/malware checkers! just incase it's on your pc.
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@akalinus (14612)
• United States
1 May 16
Get Malwarebytes Premium. It costs around $25 but you have it for a year. It will take that slime off of your computer. When you see that virus, pull the cord, reboot and run a security scan. I have never seen it on you tube but have other places.
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@EddieHands (37857)
• United States
1 May 16
Wow I know naughty sites, and other shady sites have those virus. But I never knew youtube could get them! Wow those are getting more sneaky all the time. I
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@vandana7 (62499)
• India
11 May 16
Yeah...now is my time to get scared too..because I frequent YouTube quite often.
@LadyDuck (147632)
• Switzerland
2 May 16
Do not believe them, they are hackers and scammers. I go to YouTube every day and I never got a virus. Do you have a virus checker and a firewall?
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• Philippines
2 May 16
so many scums on the internet these days, with those threats? I'd rather move on surfing the net.
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@vandana7 (62499)
• India
11 May 16
Blackmail..never yield.
@CRK109 (14420)
• United States
2 May 16
I just saw that scan on the Today Show one morning a couple of weeks ago. One of the co-hosts said she'd gotten it on her computer and she thought it was real. Those things can be so scary and it's sad how many people actually pay the money.