While I Was on MyLot My Computer was Hijacked

@BelleStarr (37092)
Portland, Connecticut
August 23, 2016 5:57pm CST
Yes, you heard me right, it locked up and told me I had to call this number or terrible things were going to happen. It told me I had a virus. Needless to say, I didn't call. I know it is a scam . I hit control alt and delete and went to my task manager and took down my Chrome. I could not let it restore or it would come back. I wonder which of the ads is infected with this annoying scam? I know others have gotten this message as well. I hope @GoAskAlice is looking into this. I am sure some people will call them and get scammed. Have you gotten this message yet??
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@marlina (71305)
• Canada
23 Aug 16
It did happened last week quite a few times, I just shut off my computer and came back later.
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@BelleStarr (37092)
• Portland, Connecticut
23 Aug 16
It is rather annoying all the same even if no harm is done.
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@Happy2BeMe (74360)
• Canada
23 Aug 16
It happened to me about an hours ago. I hope that nobody falls for it.
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@BelleStarr (37092)
• Portland, Connecticut
23 Aug 16
A couple weeks ago I saw someone talking about having called and they were helping her with her computer, I was appalled that someone actually would fall for it, but there are some people who are not too computer knowledgeable.
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@Happy2BeMe (74360)
• Canada
23 Aug 16
@BelleStarr That is true.
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@VidaVida (133)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
26 Aug 16
Use antivirus and don't forget to install adblock for your browser to increase your computer security system.. ..
@divalounger (2252)
• United States
23 Aug 16
I have! And I think t is riding on the back of some of the adware on this site--so lately, every time I come here I run a virus check afterward. I am not sure who to tell about this--but I am pretty sure it is from this site--
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• United States
24 Aug 16
yes ma'am, i got the same some time back. 'twas told such didn't generate from here, yet this'd been the only place i'd logged 'nto. the eldest son hunted down the garbage that haunted my poor puter. he did call the number though'n spent o'er an hour toyin' with the fella'n the other end, lol. he 'twas most polite 'bout 't, but i know that guy 'twas purty hot, lol. i hope that'cher able to track that down, hon. i've nary a clue what the son found't under. big hugs!!
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@BelleStarr (37092)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Aug 16
Hopefully, it will leave me alone now at least for a while.
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• United States
24 Aug 16
@BelleStarr i'll keep my fingers crossed fer ya, hon.
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@Corbin5 (100093)
• United States
23 Aug 16
No, I have not gotten this message. Yikes. Not a good thing at all. Thanks for alerting us to the possibility of this happening here.
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@BelleStarr (37092)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Aug 16
It is very annoying but it is a scam.
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@Corbin5 (100093)
• United States
24 Aug 16
@BelleStarr I so appreciate the alert. Scary stuff!
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@just4him (110171)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Aug 16
Yes, several times. Not lately though, thankfully. I did get it right after I got my new computer set up. I just did the control alt delete, and shut down the computer and turned it back on after a couple minutes and didn't have the problem again that day. Though it did happen like three days in a row, but not since. I'm also working on Firefox at the moment as Chrome is giving me problems.
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@BelleStarr (37092)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Aug 16
I have more problems with Firefox even though I like it better.
@NJChicaa (36948)
• United States
23 Aug 16
I got it and just hit the back button. Took me back to myLot.
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@BelleStarr (37092)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Aug 16
Mine would not, it locked my screen. It is evil lol
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@VidaVida (133)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
24 Aug 16
I recommend u to install antimalware to keep your pc safe....
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@BelleStarr (37092)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Aug 16
@VidaVida I have malware, I use Avast.
@thelme55 (14014)
• Germany
24 Aug 16
I hope I will not be having this problem. Good that you did not do what the scammer wanted you to do.
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@BelleStarr (37092)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Aug 16
Yes it appears that it is an attempt to get you to pay them to remove the non-existent virus!!
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@PatZAnthony (12343)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
24 Aug 16
Not yet and hope it does not happen! Have had enough issues over the year-
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@BelleStarr (37092)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Aug 16
It is just a bad scam trying to get people scared but I don't scare easy lol
@sabtraversa (12538)
• Italy
23 Aug 16
I get several things which break the site, but I don't let them load in time. I just get the pop-up message and I ask Chrome to stop showing those messages, then I close the tab. I've been lucky so far. I had to switch off my laptop once, because I couldn't get out in another way, but that wasn't on myLot. There are really aggressive scams. And all the adults sites, grrr, myLot is supposed to be safe for work.
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@BelleStarr (37092)
• Portland, Connecticut
23 Aug 16
I know, this is the first time I have had this in a long time, I have good virus protection.
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@amadeo (61794)
• United States
23 Aug 16
I have gotten many.Ignored them all.It is getting worse every day
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@CinnamonGrl (5740)
• Paradise, California
23 Aug 16
I've had it multiple times. So dang annoying.
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@BelleStarr (37092)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Aug 16
Yes it is and up until today, not something I have had to deal with here
@Bluedoll (17074)
• Canada
23 Aug 16
Yeah but I didn't read it because I closed it as soon as it opened. Not very friendly.
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@jaboUK (53403)
• United Kingdom
25 Aug 16
I suppose that there are still some people 'living under a stone' that haven't heard about scams like this, and will fall for it.
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@BelleStarr (37092)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Aug 16
There are and some of them are even on MyLot lol
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@jaboUK (53403)
• United Kingdom
26 Aug 16
@VidaVida Well I'm 76 and no way would I fall for it.
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
25 Aug 16
No I haven't but it sounds really scary. I hope I don't run across it in the future.
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@BelleStarr (37092)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Aug 16
Just don't believe it, turn off your computer or do the alt delete control thing and close the page with task manager.
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
26 Aug 16
@BelleStarr Ok, I will do that. Thanks!
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@msiduri (5757)
• United States
24 Aug 16
I got it. Happily Windows Defender removed it.
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@BelleStarr (37092)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Aug 16
MAvast didn't detect it which is strange/
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@msiduri (5757)
• United States
25 Aug 16
@BelleStarr Maybe it's not there. It shows up as ransom ware on my machine, which may or may not have been the case, but it's gone.
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@LadyDuck (147715)
• Switzerland
24 Aug 16
No, I have not encountered this problem. Did you take a screenshot. This could be helpful for @mylotBugs.
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@BelleStarr (37092)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Aug 16
If it happens again I will try but I suspect that I couldn't take a screen shot when it is locked up like that.
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@LadyDuck (147715)
• Switzerland
26 Aug 16
@BelleStarr It is not sure, sometimes the whole computer freezes.
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@MarymargII (9403)
• Toronto, Ontario
24 Aug 16
This has happened to me twice and it's so annoying. I called my husband and he looked it up and was able to get rid of it. I thought it was attached to YouTube cause it seemed to come with that. So annoying and when it happened that voice telling you it was a virus- never stopped!
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@BelleStarr (37092)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Aug 16
I am sure that it is from MyLot since I never go to YouTube. It is so annoying.
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• Toronto, Ontario
19 Sep 16
@BelleStarr So sorry that happened!
@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
1 Sep 16
You probably have some malware on your computer.
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@GoAskAlice (4274)
• United States
30 Aug 16
OMG, I am so sorry, I don't know how I missed this, I found it buried deep in my notifications. Better late than never?I guess I should really clear them out once in a while. I'm summoning @Mylotbugs for this one.
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@BelleStarr (37092)
• Portland, Connecticut
30 Aug 16
Thanks Alex @goaskalice I knew I could count on you, just love this site!!