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Hey, a while back I was casually searching for porn (gay porn as I’m gay) and when I was scrolling through some websites a pop up came up on my screen saying I was viewing illegal porn? I quickly got off the website and was shocked, I didn’t intend to search for illegal porn or anything like that, anyone else has this before? Thanks
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Yeah that's a scammer trying to get you to install some malware.

IMO shut your browser down - try to stay off the dishonest porn sites that host scammers and check your anti-virus is up to date.
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^^^
and don't do what the pop up tells you to - e.g. 'click here to pay a fine'
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Hey, a while back I was casually searching for porn (gay porn as I’m gay) and when I was scrolling through some websites a pop up came up on my screen saying I was viewing illegal porn? I quickly got off the website and was shocked, I didn’t intend to search for illegal porn or anything like that, anyone else has this before? Thanks
Just a scammer trying to sell non-legit "computer cleaning" services. It happened to me once or twice, way back before sites like PornHub were common (ie when you had to use Google). Even then it wasn't hard to recognize that they were scams.
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