1.    07 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 62
    Windows 10

    Windows Warning Error tab


    Hello,

    I clicked on a sponsored link from Facebook, and the page ended up being a "Windows Warning Error". I didn't go to the tab right away, I was looking at something else on Facebook and then I saw what was supposed to be a cute puppy video and instead the tab said Windows Warning Error. I clicked on the tab, and the audio started about this being an error warning from my Windows computer. I closed the tab right away. This was with the Chrome browser.

    I cleared today's browser cache in Chrome. I scanned with Hitman Pro and it just found tracking cookies, which I removed. I scanned with Malwarebytes and it didn't find anything. I scanned with Windows Defender, it didn't find anything. I restarted the laptop. Everything appears to be fine. All browsers (Opera, Firefox, and Edge) are behaving properly. I have deleted the links (there were two listed in the history) from Chrome's history.

    Even Virustotal doesn't show any issues with either of the urls that were listed in Chrome's history settings, but I know it was bad.

    Is there anything else I need to do?
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  2.    08 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 187
    Win 7 8 and 10

    Is there anything else I need to do?
    Dont click on these.

    I clicked on a sponsored link from Facebook
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  3.    08 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,863
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64
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  4.    08 Jul 2017 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 62
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for your responses.

    It wasn't an ad on the right side of the page, it was a "sponsored" item within the newsfeed. I usually don't make a habit of clicking on those, but once in a while there is something interesting there. They usually lead to articles or other facebook pages I might find interesting. The ads for buying stuff are on the right side of the page, and I don't click on those.

    Since the horse has already left the barn, my question was more about whether or not I have done all that needs to be done to make sure that nothing nasty made its way into my computer.
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  5.    09 Jul 2017 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    In a house with a crazy cat trying to kill me
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    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition

    It wouldn't hurt to run a scan with a couple malware scanners just to be sure nothing got in or is left over. You've already done scan with MBAM so that's good, but nothing get everything 100% of the time.

    AdwCleaner Download

    Junkware Removal Tool Download
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  6.    09 Jul 2017 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
    It wouldn't hurt to run a scan with a couple malware scanners just to be sure nothing got in or is left over. You've already done scan with MBAM so that's good, but nothing get everything 100% of the time.

    AdwCleaner Download

    Junkware Removal Tool Download
    Agree with Borg. That should do it.
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