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Offline Sheila67

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« on: September 25, 2021, 01:13:24 AM »
Good evening. Chrome will not open in my Windows 10 laptop. I did a deep scan and Avast says I have URL:TechScam malware and it is unable to remove it. Is this a real virus? Could this be causing Chrome to crash/not open? I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling Chrome and still have the same problem.

Offline rocksteady

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Re: URL:TechScam
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2021, 02:25:17 PM »
Maybe try a manual scan with Malwarebytes.

However, I suggest you turn off all the real-time components of Malwarebytes, when installed alongside Avast.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2021, 02:28:16 PM by rocksteady »

Offline polonus

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Re: URL:TechScam
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2021, 02:38:49 PM »
The detection is an AVG inheritage. They had a history of this sometimes being an FP.
Whether this is also the case here, one should hear from avast team.
If you have visited a typo-squatting website, detection is genuine.

Cybersecurity is more of an attitude than anything else. Avast Evangelists.

Use NoScript, a limited user account and a virtual machine and be safe(r)!