found link hijacks computer. Please block this one.

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Go to . On that page, after a moment or two, a "Watch Videos Now" link will appear. when I clicked on it some program took over my computer and told me to call a phone number because someone was hacking my computer. I had to shut down and reboot my computer to get free. Please add this bad guy to your list.
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Hello vblanchette and welcome to the Community! 

The one you just encountered is called Technical Support Scam. The link you visit is a safe site. However, these safe sites are sometimes being used as avenue for attacking victims. They inject it with ads or click-bait pop-ups.

It would be best if you will be able to provide us the exact link where it has been redirected and the number that has displayed on the page for the improvement of Technical Support Scam Prevention feature of Trend Micro. 

You may read this article to give you more info.

Surging Tech Support Scams and How to Avoid Them

Hope this helps!

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