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Using Opera Icognito mode and found ransomware page

  • I typed in "expert law forums" into my Google search on Incognito mode and when you click the first search result you go to a fake update page. At first I was confused since I never ran into this. I did more research this is actually a ransomware page that steals personal information. The terrible part is that I clicked on one of the files and it disappeared. I can't find it anymore. The file is .js.

    I ran Malwarebytes and checked my Laptop protection and there were no threats/viruses detected. Should I get an expert to look at my computer?

  • If you didn't download anything you should be fine.

  • @sgunhouse Ok. Oh, I forgot to mention that the ransomware file automatically downloads to my laptop (In total the same file downloaded 3-4 times because if you go back it downloads again). I clicked one of the 4 files and the one I clicked disappeared. I ran a scan through my anti-virus programs like Hitman and no threats pop up. So is everything still fine then?

  • Antivirus doesn't necessarily detect ransomware, though if you didn't "install" the file you're probably fine. Usually you'd need to click one of those UAC dialogs (you know, the one that asks whether to allow the program to make changes to your computer); if it merely disappeared you may be okay. You could upload one of the files to virustotal or try Malware Bytes.

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