I have Mcafee installed on my home PC, it is valid for another 7 weeks.
This morning I am getting lots of pop-ups stating the following:
'Network intrusion detected. Process is attempting to access your private data'
It also states that I am running a demo only anti virus and need to upgrade.
There is a click here button which surprisingly takes you to a page requesting your bank account details!
Some of these messages are coming through Windows Security Alerts
I have checked my Mcafee antivirus and it is showing that everything is ok.
The pop-ups are currently appearing every 30 seconds and are getting annoying!
Any help greatly received.
You are the victim of a fake anti-malware attack. Is there a name for the application they are trying to persuade you to use?
Install the FREE version of THIS software, update it, and then run a full scan. Let it remove anything it finds and reboot immediately if asked to.
If for some reason this malware prevents the installation, try using right-click, "Save as" and save the installer to your desktop renaming it in the process to something like 12345.exe or similar.
the pop-ups were just titled Anti Virus, but the layout was very much like McAfee
Problem now solved, many thanks for your help, much appreciated.
Peter, thanks so much for your advice.
I installed the software advised and it found alot of malware which I didn't know existed. (Husband clicked some spoof virus alert which infected my laptop with something which stopped my mcafee software!) After the scan and deletion of files (shocked at how many!) I could reinstall mcafee and it's working ok again!
Thanks you really saved the day!