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Virus messages

Discussion in 'Software' started by CrapBag, 8 Apr 2020.

  1. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    My niece keeps having virus messages pop up in the bottom right hand corner.

    To the best of my knowledge she only has win 10 defender installed anti virus wise.

    Anyone know what might be throwing up these messages as obviously I cant go round there to investigate.

    I'm not convinced its actual virus and just some sort of phishing thing as she does have the tendency to install random crap like toolbars on her pc.

     
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  2. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    boot into safe mode or from a live distro and run anti-malware software?
     
  3. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    She's 13 and not particularly computer savy plus I'm 60 miles away and of course locked down :(

    Just added a screenshot.
     
  4. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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  5. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    Yeh I thought it was going to be a pop up but she was a google home page which confused me.
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Unfortunately, you don;t have to be on the scuzzy site for it to spam you with notifications
     
  7. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    At these times, Teamviewer is your friend. Or Chrome Remote Desktop.
     
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  8. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Does it still popup when using incognito mode? IIRC Ctrl-Shift+N will open a new tab in incognito mode.
     
  9. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Try another browser (Edge or IE is fine and will already be there). If the problem disappears then that narrows it down to Chrome. If so try resetting Chrome (while making sure nothing unrecoverable is lost by doing so, like stored logins were the password is unknown for instance): https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/3296214?hl=en-GB
     
  10. ModSquid

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    +1 for Teamviewer. It's so practical.
     

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