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    So last night, I was watching porn, like most teenagers my age do, when an alert popped up saying I could be arrested or fined for watching child porn, when i was watching nothing of that nature. It said my files had been encrypted. But looking around, it seems this could have been a scam. I don't know what to do, every time I hear a siren or a knock at the door my heart skips a beat. Have I been the victim of a scam? I don't remember which police force or agency it was from as I shut down the page and cleared the history immediately in an attempt to block it from memory. So is this a scam or have they made a mistake? Help is appreciated and I'm sorry I can't provide more information. Thanks.
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    It'll be a virus or something. There will be help on youtube or google on how to get rid of it.
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    Thanks for the advice I'll check it out now.
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    If you were going to be arrested, they wouldn't tell you in advanced. It is a scam. You have a virus. They're probably asking for money. Don't give them any.

    http://malwaretips.com/blogs/all-you...ypted-removal/
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    (Original post by NathanW18)
    If you were going to be arrested, they wouldn't tell you in advanced. It is a scam. You have a virus. They're probably asking for money. Don't give them any.

    http://malwaretips.com/blogs/all-you...ypted-removal/
    Thanks for that advice. Although my page didn't freeze, I've installed some anti-malware apps for my phone and everything should be ok. I've got the norton anti-virus app and they're automatically scanning the websites I go on etc. thanks for all ur help though.
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    It's definitely a scam, typical scareware tactic. When you say alert, did it appear on the webpage or as a pop up, or was it actually from your system? If it was from your computer, you may well have downloaded some malware.
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    It's definitely a scam, typical scareware tactic. When you say alert, did it appear on the webpage or as a pop up, or was it actually from your system? If it was from your computer, you may well have downloaded some malware.
    It replaced the entire page. If it was only a pop up box at the side of the video id hv probably ignored it. Also i was using my phone at the time...
 
 
 
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