Question Do I have a virus or is my Computer just notifying because of something else?

OffbeatBryce

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Yesterday I was on YouTube watching videos when all of the sudden I got a pop up Windows 10 notifications that I have 3 viruses and there was two options below that to choose from 1. upgrade McAfee Subscription or 2. Don't Show This Again. I have Windows Defender which never detected anything and so I clicked option 2 to not show it again and then it opened another tab in Edge and sent me to some weird link with McAfee virus scanner in progress with a loud beeping sound with pop ups that say "WARNING!, VIRUS blah blah blah" I restarted my computer and the same thing is happening with the desktop just sitting there with nothing else open. Windows Defender finds no threats by the way and I also ran Malware Bytes which found nothing.

Just got more notifications now with a different options

https://ibb.co/TW6jm9D
https://ibb.co/4KwZDP7
 
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OffbeatBryce

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Only thing I installed was a Windows Defender update yesterday. Everything else has been the same for a month.


Installed anything recently?

These type of popups are not a "virus" as such, but rather a scare factor to get you to click on the "Eliminate" button.
Which WILL infect your system, or at least get you to try to pay for something.
 

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