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Warning from Microsoft Security Essentials

  1. #11


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Run this too: AdwCleaner Download

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  3. #13


    Yep, malware that mimics MSE is very common now...
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  4. #14


    Sounds like the message I got today. Looks like this:
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  5. #15


    Yep, the "damage your computer" gives it away as a fake....
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  6. #16


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Don't touch it. I got that too. Best is to reboot to make it go away.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I would also like to point out that it's called Windows Defender in Windows 8, not Microsoft Security Essentials. Also alerts from WD will appear in a slide out tab at the top right corner of your screen as well as a bubble notification from Action Center in the tray icon area.

    That there is a dead give away.
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