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Windows Twice I've gotten a full screen popup - microsoft warning
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  1. #1
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    Twice I've gotten a full screen popup - microsoft warning

    This has happened twice now - just this week.

    It's a full size screen that pops up - and a red screen pops up too. Telling me there is a possible problem with windows. It says it's from microsoft - they've detected a problem. I know not to call, etc. The popup looks fake.

    The 2nd/last time this happened I was on AOL news - it covered my screen and it took me a while to x out of it.

    Both times I've followed with a Webroot scan and a Malwarebytes scan with nothing coming up.

    My question is: Is this possibly related to the website I was on? Or is this something with my computer? I would think it's with the website as it's only happened twice and my anti-malware has found nothing. I can't remember with the first time it happened what site I was on.

    I googled this and there are a couple of similar popups/comments but not identical to my popup.

    If you have an answer for me - thanks in advance!

    Chance

    PS Just deleted my browsing history, cookies, etc. Maybe that will end this popup issue.
    Last edited by Chance; 02-22-2018 at 04:45 PM.
    "Apres la Guerre."

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    Malware bytes isn't always catching everything....I added "Bitdefender" to my machine and it seems a little more powerful...
    JOHN 3:16 / John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you FREE.

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    Thanks JF&P.

    I'll check out Bitdefender!

    Chance
    "Apres la Guerre."

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    Got my third popup last night - it was different from the other two. I saw this same wording other people noted when I goggled my 2 popups yesterday: Microsoft - missing our out-of-date windows drivers may be affecting your PC's performance. Update now.

    Yep - I got a malware that made it through BOTH Malwarebytes and Webroot!

    So, I think I'll replace the Webroot with another anti-viral/anti-malware.

    PCMatic advertises good coverage - think I'll check out them.

    Edited: not seeing such great reviews for PCMatic.
    Last edited by Chance; 02-23-2018 at 08:53 PM.
    "Apres la Guerre."

  5. #5
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    Follow up: Per Webroot - this was not a malware or virus issue - I needed to delete cookies from the particular browser involved with the 'popup'. I did not do that. I did not know I was using a second browser. Webroot found the particular 'popup' and showed me what was happening.

    Good to know.

    Anyway...all good now.
    "Apres la Guerre."

  6. #6
    I, too, got that screen supposedly from Microsoft. I just did a system shutdown. Malwarebytes and Webroot did not find anything.

    J

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