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Free scanner messed me up - what to do now?

After my computer got a bit slow and started showing pop-ups I found this antivirus program called "Windows Protection Suite". It said I was infected and had to pay them to fix it. I didn't but afterwards I just got more annoying pop-ups.

Found this blog-post explaining I got (almost) scammed:

So, can anyone recommend a real free scanner or is paid software (McAfee?) best way forward?

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RE: Free scanner messed me up - what to do now?

Got a free years subscrition via my bank for McAfee so I am using that, have a qick look for give aways like that, or I usually use AVG free, probably shouldn't mention that on a mcafee forum.

RE: Free scanner messed me up - what to do now?


Windows Protection Suite is a rogue and you are lucky you did not get the nasty version, much like this one.

You can install Malwarebytes and Superantispyware to remove the rogue.

Download the free versions.

RE: Free scanner messed me up - what to do now?

Thanks for the help

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