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I got a message on my laptop that reads as follows: COMPUTER

I got a message on...
I got a message on my laptop that reads as follows:
JA: Just to clarify, what's the make and model of your laptop, and what operating system are you running?
Customer: COMPUTER BLOCKED WINDOS FIREALL HAS DETECTED PORN VIRUS FROM YOUR IP ADDRESS 157.1.0.1 AND NETWORK CONNECTION HAS BEEN BLOCKED ... I'm running windows 10
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: No The mess prior to this was to update now or later when I clicked on later the message appeared.
JA: Anything else you want the computer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No but I am not on that computer. Should I go to that computer and contact you again?
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8/16/2017
Bryan
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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I'll be assisting you today.

That's a bogus alert shown by a malicious third party; could you let me know if you are able to access the Internet on that computer now?

Please reply at the box below; thank you.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
My apologies this was on another computer. I have the computer now and it is rebooting. I have not done anyhting on the affected computer since the message showed up. I will try to connect to the internet as soon as it boots.

PS: Please ignore any remote assistance offer (simply "X" it out) shown on this page; it's sent by our site and not by me. We do not need to do a remote session, and I'll reply back to you below now.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
The affected computer ti updating...

PS: Please ignore any remote assistance offer (simply "X" it out) shown on this page; it's sent by our site and not by me. We do not need to do a remote session, and I'll reply back to you below now.

OK; just to clarify, that was a rogue popup/alert shown by a malicious party not associated with Microsoft in any way. They show up these fake alerts to trick users into installing malware and/or paying for their scam services. As long as the popup/alert does not show up again after you restart your computer, your system is just fine.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you. That's what I was hoping for. Have a good day!

Also, to prevent these types of popups from showing up on your browser later on, please install a free adblocker (open below link on that computer) as follows:

www.adblockplus.org

If you need more help, please use the Reply box below to continue our conversation.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Got it thanks.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
All is well & computer is running good. Thank you for your help.
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