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How to block pop-up phishing-ware?

(4 Posts)
MaryTheBookeeper Sun 26-Jul-20 09:24:13

I keep getting the same pop-up when I'm reading the news online. A new page springs up purporting to be from Virgin saying I've won a prize - need to input my details etc etc. The url is acknowledged to be dodgy when I put it into a checking site - other people had complained of the same thing. I use Norton Security & I cannot see any specific place where I can block this url in my Firewall. I believe it gets through because it has the 'cloak' of an advert. I've attached a screenshot so you can see. Does anyone know how I can block this pop-up?

tanith Sun 26-Jul-20 10:20:08

Have you scrolled right to the bottom? sometimes there it will say ‘unsubscribe’ ignore me if you’ve already looked.

Elegran Sun 26-Jul-20 10:52:07

Contact Norton and ask them what to do about it. It is probably quite simple once you know how.

Oldwoman70 Sun 26-Jul-20 10:53:22

I had similar pop ups only mine were from BT. I closed them down, switched off my router for around 20 seconds and then switched it back on - not had them back since (looks around for a piece of wood to touch!)