Hi. I'll try to be as clear as possible. Here is what happened:
I was watching a movie on tunemovies.com (Spy, with Melissa McCarthy, if you want to know, and yes, it's entertaining), when, after pausing
pausing the movie for a few minutes, I had a pop-up which froze everything. I took a picture with my phone of the exact URL:
Text on the page:
The page at myfavoritesweeps-ipadair-winner2.com says:
Critical programming error alert
The website you were attempting to access ahead is infected with mallware. (sic)
Unknown users on your computer are attempting to install harmful software and programs which will allow them to steal or delete information. This
is including but not limited to photographs, user passwords, instant message, and credit card numbers.
We strongly advise that you dial the number for customer care at (844)338-4691 this very moment for technical support.
 Prevent this page from creating additional dialogs.
This popup was on top of a red page with white text which I wasn't able to read because of the text above. It had a 6-sided white sign with red X.
I could only see some words like attack....information....dangerous. Underneath on bottom of that red background page was this:
button that said: [Back to safety]
I am running Windows 7 home edition 64bit. I usually use only Firefox but this laptop which I purchased used and which has been working great so
far came with one caveat: I have been unable to use Flash Player in Firefox. It just wouldn't install. I never tried to figure out why because I
don't really like Flashplayer anyway because of the security risk, and I usually don't need it. When I do need it I go to Chrome which has it
I was under the impression that Flashplayer updates automatically in Chrome, but I'm not sure.
Needless to say, I didn't click on anything except maybe [back to safety] which didn't help. Everything was frozen and I ended up closing down
Chrome. I haven't been back since.
I ran Malwarebites-Antimalware Home Premium which found nothing. I also have Panda Antivirus (free) which I made scan the critical areas only, not a deep scan. It found 1 thing that was resolved without needing to be quarantined.
Since Tuesday night when this happened I have only noticed a slight sluggishness a couple of times, but this morning I couldn't get online at first
even though I was connected to our WiFi and the status bar on bottom right was full. I disconnected and reconnected, and a message came on that
Firefox needed to install an update. It was unusual that this apparently caused my screen darken which really freaked me out. The update
installed and everything seems to be normal but I'm still suspicious.
By the way, I haven't shut down my computer since last week. I'm still worried Windows 10 will be prompted to install itself upon restarting (I get a popup every so often asking me to install it) and I wouldn't know how to stop it.
Does anyone have any idea if I should do anything and if so what? I looked at the section of your site that lists how to remove different viruses etc. but didn't
actually comb through all the pages. A search of your site for "myfavoritesweeps" didn't bring any results. It just kept churning and churning, and I
Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.