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    I've had this happen on occasion with this forum. Likely a bad advertisement.

    I've been in IT a looooong time. The biggest giveaway, more than the poor English, is the absolutely DIRE warnings. All the horrible things that could go wrong with your life, and your computer, if you don't immediately call the number below and grant them remote access to your computer. What they'll do is pull up event viewer, which even on a fully healthy computer will have warnings and errors. They'll use this as proof that there's problems with your computer, and they'll clean it for just $99. Or $199. Or whatever arbitrary amount they think they can get from you. So don't call. Don't click. Just Alt-F4 to close the browser. Run a virus scan, run a malware scan (Malwarebytes is nice), and you're fine.


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 44.1 mpg (US) ... 18.7 km/L ... 5.3 L/100 km ... 52.9 mpg (Imp)


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    I called from work - my work number is not promoted to caller id systems.
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage 1.2 manual: 37.6 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.2 mpg (Imp)


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    It's a SCAM - don't follow the message.

    Yes, it's 100% a scam. IGNORE the warning page. Just close your browser window.

    Likely a bad advertisement.
    Yes, likely, based on past experience with scam redirects.

    I'm going to disable the ad network I think is most likely causing it.

    I'll bump this thread in a week or so to ask if anyone here has seen it since.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


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    I had a friend fall for that pop up junk on his android. He couldn't figure out how to get rid of it so he called the number and paid them lol. Not the smartest friend I have. I got a call from the "CRA" on my direct line at work the other day, was a recorded robot message saying I had better call them right away then they started saying stuff like "you had better call or you will regret it" and "if you ignore this message we hope for you the best of luck". I just sent them a bunch of prankdial.com "you kicked my dog pranks.

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    Ha, I was just going to post about this last week, but never got around to it... thanks!

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 43.6 mpg (US) ... 18.5 km/L ... 5.4 L/100 km ... 52.4 mpg (Imp)


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    I only get this warning page crap on the work computer running Windows and ONLY on this forum. My Linux rigs never see this.
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    I got the red screen of nonsense again just now on this thread - http://mirageforum.com/forum/showthr...aigslist-finds
    Skills: Cage fighting, computer chatting, making sweet moula

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage 1.2 manual: 37.6 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.2 mpg (Imp)


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    Thanks for the report. I've disabled the other potential culprit.

    I believe there were only 2 suspect ad networks, and they're now both disabled.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


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    Never seen it.

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    I don't recall seeing that.



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