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Offline sasysusie

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Virus??
« on: May 19, 2023, 07:40:04 AM »
I  was on Facebook and saw a recipe i wanted to see, so I clicked on the link given...... Sadly I think it was a bad link because ever since that i keep getting side popouts telling me i have trojans and viruses, and it wants me to download something to get rid of them... at the time I did this I did not have my Avast installed on this computer I just had not gotten to it... my bad. I promptly installed the Avast premium I pay for to this computer.  I seems I did that part ok but when I run the scan it finds nothing/ no virus,  but yet i continue to get the popups constant!!!  Help not sure what to do now.
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Offline polonus

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Re: Virus??
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2023, 11:17:38 AM »
Hi sasysusie,

Depending on what browser you clicked this in, you have to cleanse your browser of this.

Read: https://www.facebook.com/help/389666567759871/?locale=en_US&cms_id=389666567759871

Run AdwCleaner and see what it finds. Get this small tool at https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner

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