Originally posted by WP4YT
DO IT NOW.
I was just browsing ATS, the only site I was browsing. And all of the sudden my computer rebooted and a screen came up saying my computer was locked. It had a US Department of Justice logo on it, saying that I have been found of pirating software, and looking at pictures of underage minors (WHICH I HAVE NOT, TO EITHER ONE!!) and requested that I paid $300 through some fishy looking Chinese payment system or I would go to prison if I did not pay the fine.
After restarting my computer several times and using windows boot disk, and doing safe mode it went away, and my antivirus detected it as a severe keylogger/trojan which it cleaned out. But seriously, how they heck did they do that by only me browsing ATS?
Seriously, disable JAVA. NOW.
Actually, as of typing this, I found this virus online:
Even has images of what it does...
The only thing I can think of, is somehow JAVA caused it. I haven't downloaded anything in quite a while, at all. I only use my computer for browsing ATS and other political forums, and also doing graphic editing and 3D modelling.
Probably from a sketchy advertisement using something like this
Drive-by exploits, in which a user visits a website and then is sent to further sites to upload malware, are being used to target users with defence, foreign policy, and humanitarian interests, the Foundation said.
Do it people and try to avoid ever installing it again. Nothing but headaches and it's the only way I've been infected (at least an obvious infection) in years!
edit on 11-1-2013 by oniraug because: (no reason given)