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Old 12-12-2016, 07:13 AM   #1
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Everytime that I open Microsoft Edge during the last 12 minutes I get a virus warning message.

Hopefully I have attached a copy of this for you to see. Does anyone know if it is genuine please. I don't get the message when I use Google.

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Old 12-12-2016, 07:23 AM   #2
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Try running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and having it clean whatever it finds.
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Old 12-12-2016, 07:24 AM   #3
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Don't worry man. It's a site message.
I get them often on my android phone when looking for APK files.
If you call the number they will try scam you.
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Well it is a scam and if you ring the number they will take money off you. As said run Malwarebytes as does look like you have a trojan sitting on your computer. When you run Malwarebytes let it run it's course, which could take a while, then delete anything it picks up.
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Lol. Didn't catch that it was a continuous problem.
Just thought it was one specific site you tried to visit and the message scared you. Sorry about that.

Also check if you have a browser hijack software installed. Anti virus and anti Spyware programs can't always detect that.
But can easily be uninstalled from the control panel.
If you see a program you don't know what is, Google it.
Might be exactly the program forcing your browser to behave a certain way.
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Well here is a bit of a write up on the problem. I don't use Edge as I think it's a pile of junk. Having said that I would think these s**t legs could scam other browsers as well.

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.c...ngs-17315.html
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Once again, many many thanks to you chaps for your reassurances.

I WILL NOT be calling the number provided and will run the progs mentioned in the replies.

Thanks again.

P.S. Just in case I don't reappear in the next week or so, Happy Christmas to you all.
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Old 12-12-2016, 03:50 PM   #8
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Same to you Bluenose. I also think it would have been a far better article that Mr Graham Cluney wrote if Mr Graham Cluney had mentioned ways to get rid of the malware that could have infected a computer. I don't think computer embedded malware is involved in this scam. It would seem that it is a vulnerability in Edge (why am I not surprised at that) even so advice to run an anti-malware program or three in that article would not have gone amiss IMO.
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