Has my laptop been hacked?

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My Apple laptop suddenly jammed and shows your computer has been blocked call.

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Yes your laptop has been hacked! Well kind of. Its an attempt to hack your computer. Whatever you do, do not call the help number because they are trying to solicit money from you and convince you to let them to have access to your computer and info. All you have to do is hit enter and quickly exit from the webpage and that will take care of it. Or at least it did for me. 

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Have you done a facetime call through your Mac laptop? Assuming it is not hacked, rather a call might stuck or something like that when you did a facetime call. Check all possibilities.
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  • ToddN2000
    Have you tried running some anti-virus software? This could clean up some issues. Is this problem preventing you from doing other things on your computer?
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  • ToddN2000
    You need to be careful when these pop-up messages appear. Another thing I have seen a lot of recently is that sometimes clicking on any button in the window will do just what the hacker wants. Your best bet is to go to the windows task manager and end the process that opened the window.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    As this is a Mac / Apple laptop, so no need to run anti virus right now. Mac has a strong built-in mechanism that can protect itself without needing an external anti virus program. However there are several anti virus for Mac / iPhone also. Now this is a mac laptop, so you can kill process (which are not necessary) by using activity monitor. I think task manager concept is using in Windows OS. I never heard anything like that for mac based OS. Here is an article: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph5147?locale=en_US

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  • Kevin Beaver
    As mentioned previously, Apple systems are impervious to attack. Just kidding! They're not and you need to take action. You would be well-served installing/running a Mac-friendly anti-malware program such as Webroot. Best of luck!
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