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I have a windows 11 Dell desktop and a windows 11 Acer laptop.

Every hour or so a pop up window appears at the down-right corner of the screen saying that the computer is infected with viruses and I need to buy McAfee antivirus program to clean it. Some other times it says “Trojan virus detected turn on your antivirus via Microsoft Ede.” The message is under the title “a.captcha4you.top”. I've done a google search to find that “captcha4you.top” is an adware or malware which somehow was installed in my computer. McAfee is not installed on my computer. F-Secure in installed instead. I've tried a few things to get rid of this virus but to no avail. I have reset my web browser settings. I've tried to clean it with Malwarebytes, HitmanPro, ESE Online Scanner. Nothing has worked so far. Has anybody had a similar experience?

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Hello @pesto and welcome back:

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I am infected - What do I do now?

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26 minutes ago, pesto said:

I have reset my web browser settings.

It sounds like an issue with the push notifications feature in Chromium based browsers (which includes MS Edge).  Please see if the instructions in this Malwarebytes Labs article help or not.

Please let us know how it goes and if the issue still persists.


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