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kreinafine2


Joined: 01 Jun 2020
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So today i was looking around the internet and looked at this Top 10 published by Whatculture. Which is a very popular media site. However when i clicked on one of their top 10's i got this error.

"Your computer is infected. You have to check with antivirus."

I have scanned my PC from viruses and reset my browser and no fix. I also checked the same site on my Mac and got the same pop up. So now im worried that it's my router that got an virus. Could you guys please check the top 10 aswell and see if you get the pop up as im very worried right now.https://tweakbox.mobi/ tweakbox https://getappvalley.com/ appvalley https://vlc.onl/ https://vlc.onl/


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GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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You most likely do not have a virus if you have scanned it already with a good, updated antivirus program from one of the popular antiviruses. Many of them now license the Bitdefender scan engine, which is very good. It sounds to me like you are getting this information about a virus from one web site--and not from your real-time antivirus (you are using a real-time antivirus and employing ClamWin as only a backup, right?).

If you are not using a real-time antivirus as primary AV and ClamWin as a backup, I suggest you do a scan with Microsoft's Windows Defender (or Security Essentials on older computers). Do a complete scan or an offline scan with Windows Defender/Security Essentials. If you are really paranoid, a couple of other AVs I like are Kaspersky's free TDSS Killer (an antirootkit) and Eset's free Online Scanner (a very good AV). You do not have to install either one of them--just download it to a USB or separate folder on your computer. You may be able to get them at Kaspersky's web site and Eset's web site. BleepingComputer may have them also--if they do, you will not have to go through the long menus/submenus at each web site to find the AV. Keep them around for future use, and run a scan with both every once in a while.

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Raul


Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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Location: Spain
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Many caution!
Some sites are not sure and it get a pop-up thats it's you have a virus.
It's because they want't to you get fear and download his software to install them. It's a demo program. Don't install and don't buy them. If you have the file on your computer delete them.
Any sites pop-up a false window similar to an antivirus. It's and a false Windows and i think tha's it is and animation. If you clic en false window it downlad his software or a virus automaticaly.

Other sites has a malware and go more far and it have a virus.
I got a virus when it showed me a false advertising and my keyboard (In my case the solution was fornat the pc).
I know a vlc.onl because i visited by error and my software say that's it's sure.
If you get an a "your computer it's infected" don't clic on "yes" or "download". If the file download automatical don't run it and close the window.
If you can't close the Window clic on cancel more times and "fastly" clic on "X".
You can use 'Ctrol + upper case + Del' if you can close the Window
Then look what's it's the browser that it's rum and then select "kill task". One clic on "yes".
On some pop-up window it can splash a porn window.


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GuitarBob


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If you can not close the browser or stop a program from running, you can always manually turn the computer off (or unplug it). It is a good idea to turn the computer off and restart it when you get a fake "infected" message. Scan with your usual AV (not ClamWin). I also like to do scans with Kaspersky's TDSS Killer and Eset's Online Scanner. Both of these AVs are free and do not have to be installed--just download them from Kaspersky and Eset (or maybe Bleeping Computer) and put them on a USB. They will give you some extra protection.

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