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Windows 8 issue or virus?


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#1 ibleedart

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:45 AM

I hope I'm posting in the right place here. I was using my Acer Aspire V5-572P-4429 laptop this morning when the following popped up on the screen. I Google and it says that could be an update issue when a character is missing but the warning about a Trojan worries me. Ran a virus scan with Avast with nothing found, but has anyone experienced this or know if it's a Windows 8 issue or what? I have 8 not 8.1 still. I enclosed a screen shot taken on my phone. Thanks and sorry for the multiple typos before. I hate typing on my phone. Attached File  20161003_103244.jpg   155.02KB   0 downloads

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#2 ibleedart

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:53 AM

I'm sorry having trouble editing the post to show the screenshot. I'm trying again.

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 10:31 AM

Hi ibleedart :)

This is a fake error message that is being displayed by a website you've been redirected to (probably via malvertising). The alert only exists within your web browser, so closing the webpage (or browser) will make it go away. Your system wasn't infected in the process. For more information, read the following post by quietman.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/#entry3897161

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 10:42 AM

Thanks! That's what I was hoping lol. I closed out Chrome altogether when it came up and ran Malwarebytes too just to be on the safe side and it didn't find anything. I really appreciate the help! :)

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 11:58 AM

No problem ibleedart, you're welcome :)

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