• All Community
    • All Community
    • Forums
    • Ideas
    • Blogs
Advanced

Not what you are looking for? Ask the experts!

This forum thread needs a solution.
Kudos0

flunlyismnestorianism .com

Elderly couple who I help with their had a dialog pop-up at start up.  Contained message that their computer was blocked and to call a phone number.  They didn't, they called me.  I advised them to cold shutdown and restart.  This was successful.  I have them running their AV - Windows Defender (they live on a fixed income).

My question: In the original dialog was the following URL: flunlyismnestorianism .com

Is this a virus?

Labels: Windows 10, Virus

Replies

Kudos0

Re: flunlyismnestorianism .com

@W.G.;

You had better block and report that site (technical support scam) in no time.

Plz ensure your Norton is up-to-date, and Norton Security Toolbar is running well:

Personally, that's yet another fakealert-like page, which was trying to trick you into paying money to fix non-existent issues.

For related info, plz review this comment. BTW...

What site were you visiting when you see that screen (pop-up)?

Thanks... 

PUP Hunter PRO: Just TRYING to save the world (U) from cyber threats, A single blog post, at a time, and ONCE & FOR ALL. (A fan of Nadia_Kovacs)
Kudos0

Re: flunlyismnestorianism .com

@ 20750065....................If you going to tell someone to block a website then it is a good idea to tell them "how". The couple he is speaking of does not have Norton so how can they update it? Windows Defender has horrible a detection rate. There are many other free antivirus alternatives such as Avast, AVG, Avira, Panda and BitDefender. For people on fixed incomes I usually install one of those. You could also purchase a 2-5 users license for Norton for very cheap off Amazon and give this elderly couple one of the license keys and install Norton. You can also get protection from Norton without using Norton. There is Norton ConnectSafe DNS and there is also Norton Toolbar for your browser. I highly recommend using Google Chrome browser with uBlock Origin extension.  I cannot get anything to pull up on that site. Maybe taken down already or the link is incorrect. You can upload any suspicious site to Virustotal. Which browser are they using? Also every ISP gives out an antivirus to their customers. Comcast gives users Norton Security Suite and Cox customers get McAfee. You should check into that. You should also setup their pc with 2 accounts. The Admin account and a standard user account. Only you use the Admin account and set them up as a standard user. That way there the couple is restricted to what they can and cannot do. It is more protective that way to prevent malware and viruses. If something is wrong you can just delete their account and create a new one. There are also many other alternatives such as Sandboxie. If you wan to know more information then send me a PM or reply in here. 

https://dns.norton.com/

https://www.virustotal.com/

Kudos0

Re: flunlyismnestorianism .com

@W.G.;

the installation of Norton Toolbar for Chrome or Firefox would also take care that site, personally. You do not have to bother w/ Avast, AVG, Avira, Panda and BitDefender, when it comes to Norton or Norton Community here.

thx...

PUP Hunter PRO: Just TRYING to save the world (U) from cyber threats, A single blog post, at a time, and ONCE & FOR ALL. (A fan of Nadia_Kovacs)
Kudos0

Re: flunlyismnestorianism .com

The elderly couple is on a fixed income therefore they cannot afford Norton. That is why he has them using Windows Defender. But Windows Defender is no where near as good as the free antiviruses I mentioned. Being a member here won't help the elderly couple out there.
Kudos0

Re: flunlyismnestorianism .com

UP: flunlyismnestorianism dot com's taken care:

PUP Hunter PRO: Just TRYING to save the world (U) from cyber threats, A single blog post, at a time, and ONCE & FOR ALL. (A fan of Nadia_Kovacs)
Kudos0

Re: flunlyismnestorianism .com

Thanks for the responses, guys.  Will look into the free AVs that PatsSoxBruins mentioned. :-)

Kudos0

Re: flunlyismnestorianism .com

Your welcome and glad to help. Keep in mind that you add a subscription to your Norton then use the key for them. Or find Norton on Amazon for cheap. Also the ISP gives out free antivirus protection. If you want good free protection with absolutely no interaction at all and does not need to babysat then go with BitDefender Free. If you want to be able to tweak things and customize things go with Avast Free. 

This thread is closed from further comment. Please visit the forum to start a new thread.