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Possible Virus?

I have been getting unsolicited pop ups advising me that I have viruses that must be cleaned immediately if I want to avoid a crash.  They are from a Microsoft Secuity Essentials Alert.  As I do not have Microsoft Security Essentials, how would they know what viruses I have, and why would these viruses not be picked up by McAfee?  May be just a way to get me to purchase Microsoft Security Essentials, but if so is a slimmy approach.  Has anyone else encountered this issue?

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exbrit
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Re: Possible Virus?

Sounds like a fake antimalware issue:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-fake-microsoft-security-essentials-alert

No antivirus catches most of this sort of thing because of the way it acts which requires some human intervention at some stage in order to activate it.

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