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A new scam or.................


SparkyJack

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A genuine Windows update?

A New window opened in my browser[FireFox] this morning

With what appeared to be Windows security icons and titles and immediately started to 'scan' for nasties indicating the there were Trojans and virus galore- and I should 'click' to clear- which then went to a download option.

As my normal protection [ Zone Alarm security suite]is constantly on the look out- I decided to kill the window and reboot.

When Fire Fox re started the window came back

Its URL is 'imagesscannerwinprotection.com

I think its a scam

Any one know otherwise?

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Yes its a scam

I suggest you boot to safemode and scan with Malwarebytes or SuperAntispware

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SparkyJack

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Thanx FB - Malawarebytes is active also, but will carry out an intendant scan to be sure

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Sea Urchin

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Malawarebytes is active also

It will only be "active" if it's the paid for Pro version.

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