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Malware starting IE11

  1. #1

    Malware starting IE11


    For the past two weeks I keep getting a message automatically when I start IE11. It tells me to call 855-978-2910 because my browser is outdated.

    If I try to X it out it won't work but if I reload IE11 it does not appear again

    I have the free AVAST security 2015.

    How can I correct this

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Download the free version, not the trial version of Malwarebytes Free and run the scan:
    Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4 - FileHippo.com
    Reboot and see if it comes back.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 55
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Download the free version, not the trial version of Malwarebytes Free and run the scan:
    Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4 - FileHippo.com
    Reboot and see if it comes back.
    Can I keep using this free version permanently? That would be a real life savior I've had enough with HijackThis
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  4. #4


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Yes you may and run it every so often.
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  5. #5


    Thank you very much my problem was solved
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    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by enigma1944 View Post
    Thank you very much my problem was solved

    What did Malwarebytes find (PUPs (potential unwanted programs) or other malware/spyware) ? Have you encountered other problems with Avast ?

    Another program to run for this issue is AdwCleaner. https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewd.../1-adwcleaner/
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  7. #7


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by enigma1944 View Post
    Thank you very much my problem was solved
    Your welcome
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by torre View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by enigma1944 View Post
    Thank you very much my problem was solved

    What did Malwarebytes find (PUPs (potential unwanted programs) or other malware/spyware) ? Have you encountered other problems with Avast ?

    Another program to run for this issue is AdwCleaner. https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewd.../1-adwcleaner/
    I was surprised that this pgm slipped by Avast. Maybe it got in via Facebook, which I use.

    That was the only problem I had with Avast

    Thanks for the toolslib
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  9. #9


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 638
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    I was surprised that this pgm slipped by Avast. Maybe it got in via Facebook, which I use. -- enigma1944
    Avast Anti-Virus, like AVG or Avira Anti-Virus is not set up to be an excellent Anti-Spyware or Anti-Malware; unless you buy the full Internet Security Suites. One has to have a multi-layered defense on one's computer in order to minimize [scan & remove] if not entirely prevent all kinds of viri, spyware, malware, unWantedWare, PUPs, Kittens, etc.
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