Computer Virus?

@miniam (9233)
Bern, Switzerland
December 9, 2016 5:46pm CST
Was looking to contact a former someone l knew online some time ago(not too long ago). After looking for weeks,l managed to find him through his new website.(worst idea from me in a very long time). When l went to the site,a popup appeared, l did not read or check it,just clicked to close as l do with all pop-ups.My computer froze with some message l don't remember repeating again and again. I rebooted my laptop but l could not even get to google,trying to open any page brought X amounts of popups that were impossible to close. I had a guy look my computer over but l still feel it`s not enough,somehow l feel things are not back to normal or let`s say it`s made me feel vulnerable as im NIL in technical matters. I was only trying to reach a member/friend who l thought was/is struggling,it ended messing up my computer and costing me money to have it checked out. Learned the hard way to let things be sometimes.
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@Mike197602 (13937)
• United Kingdom
9 Dec 16
Having effective AV is essential on the net. What did you have?
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
10 Dec 16
AV? what`s that?
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
10 Dec 16
Silly me Mcafee
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@Mike197602 (13937)
• United Kingdom
10 Dec 16
@miniam I'm quite surprised you had virus issues with that level of protection as from what I know McAfee is a paid service after the initial trial expires on a new computer. maybe even going to the site triggered something
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@LadyDuck (182653)
• Switzerland
10 Dec 16
I use Avast Antivirus and Firewall, it saved me two months ago, a site was doing the same to me, but it blocked the page. I was able to scan using Avast and got rid of this "redirect virus". If you can boot your computer and you have the Malwarebytes antivirus (it is free), it also cleans up this kind of virus.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
14 Dec 16
Thanks Anna, l did not recognize your new cute face.You always have a lovely face but this is new to me.
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@LadyDuck (182653)
• Switzerland
15 Dec 16
@miniam It is my usual avatar dressed with a Santa hat. I will switch back to my usual after the holidays.
@akalinus (22180)
• United States
10 Dec 16
Get a good antivirus and consider a paid version of MalwareBytes or something similar. It removed a very nasty virus from my system in time to keep it from crashing.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
14 Dec 16
Thanks JoAnn,money,money,money.was sure my anti virus was ok.Anyway,painful lesson learned.It`s been ages since l had a virus in my computer thanks to always having an anti virus.
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@akalinus (22180)
• United States
14 Dec 16
@miniam They are always coming up with new and improved viruses. Always good to keep up with them.
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@Susan2015 (21947)
• United States
11 Dec 16
The free Malwarebytes is a good one to have. The Microsoft safety scanner is one I run about once a month.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
14 Dec 16
Appreciate thanks