Windows 10: Is this Windows 10 security?

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  1.    25 Jul 2016 #1

    Is this Windows 10 security?


    Hello,

    I attach an image of a window I keep getting when I logon. Is it legitimate windows security?

    Many thanks

    Raury
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  2.    25 Jul 2016 #2

    Hello Raury,

    Looks like some sort of Adware. You select "Backup Now"and it take you to a website to scan your computer then tell you to purchase their software if you want to remove what it finds. You could try clicking on the "Backup Now" button to see where it takes you. If it ends up being Adware, I'd remove it with a couple of good Malware cleaning programs. I'd run the cleaners in "Safe Mode" to remove this popup in case there is a service or startup program which starts with this program when you startup your computer. You can try r/clicking on the popup to see if there is a menu. If so, select its file location to see where and what it is.

    Lets us know what happens.

    Hope this helps,
    John
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  3.    25 Jul 2016 #3

    Not a part of Windows, be careful as many ransomware starts like that.
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  4.    25 Jul 2016 #4

    Looks shady to me!
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  5.    25 Jul 2016 #5

    Nope, because Windows will never give you that notification whether you have a backup or not.
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  6. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       25 Jul 2016 #6

    Hi:

    Agree with the others: this is NOT legit.

    I do not suggest clicking the "backup now" button or even the "X" to close the popup.
    It might be safer to open Windows Task Manager and terminate the process from there.

    Having said that, it's probably "too late" in that you do have at least "adware" or "junkware", if not bonafide malware, on the system.
    As such, I agree with scanning the system.
    There are a number of excellent tools that are relatively safe for "DIY" use.
    Complete detection and removal, however, often requires running multiple tools in the correct sequence, and custom scripts written by a trained malware expert.

    You might want to consider heading over to one of several, specialized, reputable computer disinfection fora for a bit of free, expert help.

    MM
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  7. Posts : 13,319
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
       25 Jul 2016 #7

    Also be aware that some fake pop ups claim you have a virus & it needs to cleaned immediately (by clicking on the button). Some of these look almost exactly like a legitimate windows Defender screen. They go the great lengths to make them look convincing/genuine.

    Since it appears you may have adware, suggest you run AdwCleaner, which is good at ferreting out that kind of malware.

    AdwCleaner Download

    Here's one example of a program trying to impersonate a legitimate MS program. Looks pretty convincing, doesn't it?

    This program may look familiar as it tries to impersonate Microsoft Security Essentials by using the same graphical user interface. This scareware is distributed through web sites that have been hacked to run exploit kits that try to install the program by exploiting vulnerabilities on your computer.
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    Security Defender and Defender Pro 2015 Removal Guide
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  8.    25 Jul 2016 #8

    Definitely not legit! Have you downloaded some freeware bundle or something of the sort?
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  9.    25 Jul 2016 #9

    Borg 386 said: View Post
    Also be aware that some fake pop ups claim you have a virus & it needs to cleaned immediately (by clicking on the button). Some of these look almost exactly like a legitimate windows Defender screen. They go the great lengths to make them look convincing/genuine.

    Since it appears you may have adware, suggest you run AdwCleaner, which is good at ferreting out that kind of malware.

    AdwCleaner Download

    Here's one example of a program trying to impersonate a legitimate MS program. Looks pretty convincing, doesn't it?



    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	92015

    Info & image found at:

    Security Defender and Defender Pro 2015 Removal Guide
    Security Defender . The name is already suspicious as heck.
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  10. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       25 Jul 2016 #10

    Borg 386 said: View Post
    Also be aware that some fake pop ups claim you have a virus & it needs to cleaned immediately (by clicking on the button). Some of these look almost exactly like a legitimate windows Defender screen. They go the great lengths to make them look convincing/genuine.
    Yep! A textbook case of Social Engineering often used by rogue security products.
    They are designed -- often quite realistically -- to trick the user.

    MM
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