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Do I have a computer virus of some sort?

 
Magnison
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Do I have a computer virus of some sort?
Recently...just about a week ago now, I started getting popup ad screens when I go to log into any particular website. Never had this happen before.

I use Bit defender and it's always done well, but I'm not sure what's up with this now.

Also, I've noticed, even on GLP, that there are weird words that are highlighted in Blue, with double lines, like an active link that when you scroll over them they are an ad as well.

So, I did a new scan with bit defender...no issues.

What do I need to do to get this off my computer? I'm not a geek by any stretch.

Do I take it in to get serviced or is there something relatively simple I can do to get rid of this annoyance.

Thanks for any help you can give!
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05/15/2019 11:30 AM
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Re: Do I have a computer virus of some sort?
Malware--not technically a virus.
Get malwarebytes.
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Re: Do I have a computer virus of some sort?
Probably.
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Re: Do I have a computer virus of some sort?
You're on glp, yes you have a virus.

It may not be in your computer but in you.

Consider that.
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Re: Do I have a computer virus of some sort?
Microsoft just issued a statement that their older versions of Windows could get infected by malware. They have sent patches to update to prevent this from happening...
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It wouldnf't hurt to use the free version of 'CCleaner' either.
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Re: Do I have a computer virus of some sort?
I clicked on a thread a few days ago that showed a circle image. The person was asking what it was.

I did a google search to see if I could find it. The next day the same image was on all of my computer files.

I had to do a complete restore as none of the malware or virus programs that I have could find it.
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Re: Do I have a computer virus of some sort?
Download the free version of Avast, then after you install it set up a boot scan and restart your PC.
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Re: Do I have a computer virus of some sort?
Microsoft just issued a statement that their older versions of Windows could get infected by malware. They have sent patches to update to prevent this from happening...
 Quoting: DuckNCover


Thanks folks! So, should I just install a malware program from the internet?

If so, what's the best one.

Thanks again for your help!
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05/15/2019 01:28 PM
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Re: Do I have a computer virus of some sort?
Malwarebytes should do it.

[link to www.malwarebytes.com (secure)]

Good luck.
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Re: Do I have a computer virus of some sort?
Malwarebytes should do it.

[link to www.malwarebytes.com (secure)]

Good luck.
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and or Superantispyware (free edition)

[link to www.superantispyware.com (secure)]

Last Edited by CK Dexter Haven on 05/15/2019 01:35 PM