posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 10:21 PM
Hi all. Im new to ATS but I had to make an account so I could warn you all about something I've had happen to me TWICE on Youtube this week. I must
preface this with the fact that I DO NOT: watch porn, download strange files or go to strange websites. I DO: keep my computer up to date and have a
very good anti Virus and firewall. so, once on Monday and once tonight I was watching youtube videos (Nibiru, LHC, Magnets ect...) and I went to go
smoke, I dont smoke in the house. when I came back I had a popup on my screen saying a malicious file had been found. mind you, this all looked VERY
Windows Official. same symbols, same colors, all that. the first time, I fell for it. I clicked ok and it took me to another window that was a
"Computer scan". it said "25 Viruses and 13 Spyware found! Remove now?" I clicked yes. it downloaded a setup .exe file. I clicked it and it ran. I
ran another scan on my computer and the whole time it was saying stuff like "Trojan activity found" and "files damaged". I clicked "remove now"
and it took me to a website that wanted $99 to "clean my computer" after it did that it started systematically blocking all my internet
browsers. Google Chrome? Blocked! IE8? Blocked! Firefox? Blocked. then it got scary... I opened my control panel to see if I could restore my computer
to an earlier date... Control Panel? BLOCKED! I finally found a work around but it took awhile, seeing as it was shutting down every program I tried
so. it being gone. I cleaned up my computer and went about my life thinking nothing of it.
here is me on youtube again tonight... out to smoke... "Malicious file found!" I tried to close it but to no avail. I clicked exit and guess what?
it downloaded the .exe anyway! only this time Chrome said "this file seems malicious. Discard?" I clicked yes. file gone. pop up gone. computer?
I just wanted to warn you all because this Virus is VERY subversive and prolific! I don't know how it works, where it comes from or who made it but
I know it is coming from youtube! watch out ATS.