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Windows 7: Unusual notice on start up

27 Jul 2013   #1
redroger

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Unusual notice on start up

On starting Firefox I get the Google page OK but also a notice that purports to offer me backup facilities. The notice reads: "REMINDER Your computer is Not Backed Up. Backup Your Files Online Today. Free computer backup available. BACK UP NOW"

There is no evidence that this is MS or Windows-generated.

Anyone know how I can prevent this pesky notice? Or should I accept the offer?

Thanks,

redroger


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27 Jul 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

AdwCleaner

Click here AdwCleaner

Click on Download Now button

Save to the Desktop

Right-click on AdwCleaner.exe and choose

Click on Delete and confirm the prompt.



Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.

Upload the log : The log file is at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt
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27 Jul 2013   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

When you get the message, look in Task Manager to see what is running that is generating it. Probably some online backup software you installed along with something else.
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27 Jul 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You have been given some good advice VistaKing and Ztruker.
What ever you do don't do the backup from and service you didn't request and knowingly install. You could send all your personal information to a place you will never see again.
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27 Jul 2013   #5
cparon9

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
unuaual message

I got a Windows 7 message, asking to send an error report. The error said I had send 4,200 messages, and showed the path to the file that had the messages listed. On the next day, I got a phone call from a guy (sounded like he was from India), saying that he was on the Windows 7 team, and wanted me to go to my computer and he would fix the problem regarding the 4,200 messages. He said Windows 7 would fail, if I did not fix it. I told the caller that I had a better idea; send me an email, and gave him my address.
Well, I have yet to get the email.
I did correct the 4,200 messages problem, by deleting all traces of "Blekko" from my computer. No more messages are being sent.
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27 Jul 2013   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cparon9 View Post
I got a Windows 7 message, asking to send an error report. The error said I had send 4,200 messages, and showed the path to the file that had the messages listed. On the next day, I got a phone call from a guy (sounded like he was from India), saying that he was on the Windows 7 team, and wanted me to go to my computer and he would fix the problem regarding the 4,200 messages. He said Windows 7 would fail, if I did not fix it. I told the caller that I had a better idea; send me an email, and gave him my address.
Well, I have yet to get the email.
I did correct the 4,200 messages problem, by deleting all traces of "Blekko" from my computer. No more messages are being sent.
You do know that phone call was a scam don't you?
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27 Jul 2013   #7
cparon9

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Yes. Thank you.
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