My PC was to be "shut down" because it was infected message?


  1. Posts : 566
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #1

    My PC was to be "shut down" because it was infected message?


    I did not know what to do so I did "ALT, CTRL, DEL" and terminated the running program.

    That got me out of the loop, infected message.

    I then ran MSE Full Scan, WebRoot Full Scan, then MRT /F:Y.

    I ran these to try and get rid of "whatever infection" I picked up.

    I do not know if it's still lurking on my PC as none of the above reported finding anything.

    I'd appreciate any feedback on: what it was, how to avoid getting it and how to insure it's really gone (if it is).
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  2. Posts : 3,561
    win 8 32 bit
       #2

    When did you get the message was it in a browser? If its browser session check for addons and extentions its a common thing to try and get you to download dodgy software AV wont pick it up as its anot a virus as such just a message. When you ran taskamanger what task was it?
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 566
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I would like to answer your questions but I cannot.
    I panicked and went to the Task Manager and cancelled the only Task running.
    Then I ran the AV Full Scans.
    The Messages have not reappeared.
    I am so much of a novice that I would not recognize if a Message was in a Browser.
    Is the process of checking for AddOns or Extensive a difficult thing?
    Thanks again for your reply.
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  4. Posts : 3,561
    win 8 32 bit
       #4

    If it happens again open taskmanager and see whats running and there is an option to goto the folder. If its note an extention it can just be a dodgy website doing it
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  5. Posts : 133
    windows 7 ultimate x64
       #5

    I had this happen to me. And i was on Facebook. Just opened Task Manager and closed Edge. Did not get it since
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 566
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I'll be on the alert for another occurrence. So far, nada and I like it that way. I wish I had the sense to write down which Web Site I was on when it happened.
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