Uh oh... my browser just spoke to me.  Spyware?

I just clicked on a result of research and all of a sudden my Chrome browser started saying (literally) "your computer is infected with spyware.  Dial the number on the screen to learn how... "I quickly wrote the number and all stop."  Now, I use my laptop and I would like to see if anyone else has experienced this before that I called the number of thought.  Help!  Terri

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I just clicked on a result of research and all of a sudden my Chrome browser started saying (literally) "your computer is infected with spyware.  Dial the number on the screen to learn how... "I quickly wrote the number and all stop."  Now, I use my laptop and I would like to see if anyone else has experienced this before that I called the number of thought.  Help!  Terri

It's a scam pop-up ads, also known as the name of a browser hijacker.  Don't call all the numbers you have seen in the pop-up window.  To get rid of this, Force Quit Chrome (-> force quit-> Chrome), then restart in Mode safe mode by pressing the SHIFT key.  This will prevent the already open tabs or windows to reopen.

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