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Is it a virus

  1. #1

    Posts : 62
    Windows 8

    Is it a virus

    Hi to all,,,,, I wonder if some one can help me here please,,
    I have started getting this message when I go to a certain site and theonly way I can make it dissappear is if I go into task manager and delete Internet Explorer.
    What I am getting is,,,,MESAGE FROM WEPAGE
    Warning, your pc may not be protected
    If you see this more than once, you nrrd to call pc support @+44(0800)051-6255 immediatley.
    During this free call you will receive assistence on how to removemalicious malware from your pc.
    It goes on to say Innternet explorer browser warning,,,,,
    And then it says MY LOCATION Camberley,,,which is wrong because I am in thenorth of england
    Now I have AVG and I I done a scan and found nothing and Im wondering ifits a scam or similar.
    Has anyone heard of this ,and if so how can I get rid of it please.

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  2. #2

    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1

    It's a scam, just wants your money. As for the location it's showing, it may be where your ISP Server is or is connecting you to the Internet [mine is about 80 miles from me].
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  3. #3

    Posts : 62
    Windows 8

    Thanks for the reply,, but can you tell how to stop it from coming up please.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1

    Use an adblocking extension in your browser (such things exist even for IE) or block the ad server via your hosts file. Other than that, there's not much you can do but ignore them. As mentioned, they're scams designed to scare you into phoning them so that they can extort money from you.

    As for your location being wrong, Camberley isn't too far from me, but websites think I'm based in the north of England. That's where my ISP is based, hence why. Maybe we should swap ISPs.
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  5. #5

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    I would avoid a website that allows that sort of pop-up crap. Complain to the website administrator.
    Last edited by popeye; 03 May 2015 at 21:56.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 112
    Windows 8.1

    Never, never, ever respond to these scareware ads. If you have AVG or Malwarebytes, you can do your own scan and find issues. Something popping up on a web page is not doing the same thing as your tools. If you're on Firefox or Chrome, get the Adblocker add-on/ext. If you're on Internet Explorer, ditch it and get one of these safer browsers.
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  7. #7

    Posts : 62
    Windows 8

    solved at last

    Hi ,,,,well I found how to get rid of it and this is how I did it, easy actually.

    Launch IE and click on the gear icon .
    Choose internet options and then the advanced tab.
    Click on reset
    Then click Delete personal settings
    Click reset
    And then reboot
    And that's it,,,very easy Thanks for the replies.
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  8. #8

    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit

    Would be a good idea to run AdwCleaner to check for pups (potential unwanted programs).
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  9. #9

    Posts : 62
    Windows 8

    Thanks Torre but I have Malware bytes and I think that deletes pups.
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