Why not go ahead and scan with Grif's list of FREE (if they ask for money you got the wrong thing or something has changed) SCANNING TOOLS at http://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/how-to-remove-pup-option-603542/#post-f742c795-5881-433b-a29b-6d758efe5cd3
Just now I accidentally clicked on something which must have been a "sponsored ad" on Yahoo's homepage and before I knew what was happening, it redirected me to one of those red security alert pages. I probably should have read some of it so I could've provided more details, but I think there was a phone number and the standard scam stuff.. I usually just quickly X this out, which I did (am I wrong to discount these potential "threats" in general?)
What made this different is that without confirmation pop-ups from windows, it downloaded 90 very small files (I think they were 2 bytes each, though in file explorer it has them listed at 1 kb)
I ran a Windows Defender "Quick Scan" which has up to date updates. It found 0 threats it says.
How do I proceed? Just delete the files? How concerned should I be?
Here is a screenshot of the files it downloaded:
Thanks for reading, would appreciate any help