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daniellWed Feb-01-23 12:11 PM
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"Malware"


          

My wife's computer is now infected by popups. Some say critical virus alert, others say Mcafee. The last time I dealt with it by reinstalling Windows 10. I rather avoid it if possible. I tried various free scans. At the end of the scan, they asked for money to remove them.

Any assistance will be appreciated.

  

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PcqandamanWed Feb-01-23 12:19 PM
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#1. "RE: Malware"
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Did you try Windows Defender?

  

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daniellWed Feb-01-23 01:00 PM
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Did you try Windows Defender?


I checked Windows Defender. It indicated routine scans.
I use Linux and I am not really too familiar with Windows.

  

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PcqandamanWed Feb-01-23 01:48 PM
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Not sure what you mean by "routine scans".
You can set Defender to perform a Full Scan.

  

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daniellWed Feb-01-23 02:02 PM
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Not sure what you mean by "routine scans".
You can set Defender to perform a Full Scan.


My wife suggested cleaning out the history and the Cache. I can't believe it. The popups are gone.

  

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