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AntiVirus dealing with Fake Browser Pages

Annoying Fake Browser Pages

Recently, an annoying fake browser page trying to get people to update their Adobe Reader program has been appearing. Apparently it comes in as an advertisement through the advertising companies but takes over the page and will not allow you to close the browser or "go back". I have been dealing with it by using Task Manager to close the window.

AntiVirus Program now Dealing with it emoticon :grin:

This morning, on my PC, I got a message from the antivirus program there (Avast) that it had blocked access to a page. I recognised the page address as starting with the letters relating to one of the browser take-over sites. So that was one dealt with there. I am now on the laptop, where my antivirus is AVG. It just popped up a page telling me it had dealt with the Adobe update fake page. emoticon :grin:


That's a couple of the annoying B******s dealt with emoticon :grin:

You can see the picture clearly if you open it in a fresh window.

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Image Credit » (c) MegL screenshot from my own computer

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VinceSummers wrote on September 18, 2015, 7:52 AM

Yes, Adobe tried to pull that on me as well. It will NOT happen.

bestwriter wrote on September 18, 2015, 8:51 AM

You gave me an idea. The minute such pages appear I shall copy the link and ask my antivirus software to block them.

MegL wrote on September 18, 2015, 8:58 AM

Yes, that's an EXCELLENT idea. I don't know whether I can do that with my antivirus but will check and see.

bestwriter wrote on September 18, 2015, 9:49 AM

i have Kaspersky and it has that provision.

LoudMan wrote on September 18, 2015, 10:45 AM

Personally, I suspect the antivirus companies are behind these. I've been called paranoid, though.

Feisty56 wrote on September 18, 2015, 11:06 AM

Thank for sharing this problem and the solution! I've not experienced this issue myself -- yet -- but will know what to do should it occur in the future.

markgraham wrote on September 18, 2015, 11:16 AM

I am glad the problem is solved for you for those are annoying.

WordChazer wrote on September 18, 2015, 5:39 PM

My AVG blocks 'Flash Fake Exploit' and 'Reported Web Forgery' every time I come in here. I don't even have Flash enabled so I know it's not Flash trying to download anything. Anything like that is screenshotted and I back out of it before reporting it, if I can.