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by yelko999 / July 31, 2016 1:18 PM PDT

So i was reading some stuff on the computer, and then, bam! I got a virus. An windows alert told me that a virus downloaded on my computer. it won't let me into the computer, and it keeps repeating the same message. i have no idea what to do. My Mcafee subscription just expired, and I was going topurchase it again, right before the virus hit

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What is the message?
by Dafydd Forum moderator / July 31, 2016 1:24 PM PDT
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Also, make, model, and OS pleases.
Dafydd.

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Currenly, no virus autodownloads so
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 31, 2016 1:45 PM PDT
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The more common issue is the user downloaded and installed it or you hit a bad website and it's a fake virus.

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Re: virus
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 31, 2016 2:02 PM PDT
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- What were you reading in what program in your computer?
- What "windows alert" exactly?
- How can it repeat a message if you can't even login?
- What message exactly is repeated when?

Anyway, I'd boot into Safe Mode and go back to the latest System Restore point before this happened. Might help.

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The virus message that you got may just be a pop-up window
by SPXEric / August 23, 2016 8:37 PM PDT
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The virus message that you got may just be a pop-up window from your web browser. You may close that by opening Task Manager and end the task there. Then, you may run a scan on your computer.

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