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McAfee Virus?

So I recently bought an HP Pavilion, and it came with a McAfee 30 day trial, now, recently, there was a little popup in the bottom right corner of my screen, saying my free trail was almost over and that 260 threats had been made and it asked if I wanted to extend protection or accept risk, Since i'm not buying it, i said "accept risk" now keep in mind in the bottom left it said "Recommended by HP" so i don't know if that makes it real or not, but anyway, i checked my McAfee trail and it said I still had 18 days left, this popup did not appear on a web browser or anything, it appeared on the desktop itself, was this a scam? Should I have pressed "Accept risk"?

 

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Re: McAfee Virus?

@jaigomes You have posted your question to our Enterprise/Business Support forums. You will want to have asked your question on our Consumer Community forums ( https://community.mcafee.com/t5/Consumer-Product-Support/ct-p/mcafee-consumer ) where people that work with and support our Consumer level products monitor and answer questions. I apologize that I am unable to assist as I am not familiar with the exact expected behavior of the consumer software you're referencing. 
However, what you're describing does sound somewhat suspicious. I would recommend using the McAfee trial you have left to do a full scan on the system to be safe.

 

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