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John M.Wed Apr-27-22 05:47 PM
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"what causes the virus that "


          

screams at you & tells you not to shutdown your computer etc ??

My 95 year old Mom (who spends way too much time on facebook) came up with this problem a few days ago. I reverted her Windows 11 computer to a previous date & everything worked fine.

Now, the problem is back again ??

~John

  

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therubeThu Apr-28-22 03:36 PM
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#1. "RE: what causes the virus that "
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The exact message would help, in a search.

Windows itself (is a virus ) & has plenty of messages telling you to "not turn your computer off".

A message may in fact be malicious, or may only be there to scare you into doing something else (which could end up being malicious).

An ad blocker might help, https://ublockorigin.com/.


(If I got a message that said to not turn the computer off, I'd think for a moment trying to figure if I'd actually been infected with something, & then I'd be apt to do just that - turn it off.)

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And now they're using JavaScript to "turn" pages to boot ! SUCKS

  

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TtechSat Apr-30-22 09:44 PM
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#2. "RE: what causes the virus that "
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It's not a virus, it's a simple browser hijack. Start by turning off notifications from all browsers. Check the browser for suspicious add-ons or extensions. Install Malwarebytes Browser Guard in addition to the Ublock Origin that Rube mentioned.

Behind every good computer... is a jumble of wires 'n stuff.

  

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