Three malicious download offers in the past 20 minutes
I have had 3 malicious downloads "offered" to me in the past 20 minutes
They are all for "flash" upgrades. I NEVER click on these because I know they are malicious. The page will not let you leave it or click on the delete button.
How to delete the page
I am working on a Windows PC so I don't know if this happens on Macs. If you get one of these, don't panic and DON'T CLICK on anything on the page. If you do find you have started a download, then delete the download from your normal downloads area. Do NOT install! If you can't close the page, then start your "Task Manager" tool. To access this, hold down the following 3 keys simultaneously: CTRL ALT Del These keys are all along the bottom row of the computer keyboard. Ctrl and Alt are on the left hand side and Del is on the right hand side. You will get a menu up and on my menu, the bottom item is "Task Manager". Click on that. It will give you a list of programs running on your computer. Choose your browser and click on "end". Then close the task manager (X in the top right hand corner).
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