Windows 10: Why is a security scan popping up while I am on facebook?

Discus and support Why is a security scan popping up while I am on facebook? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I already have a security / anti-virus on my computer so I do not use the one that came with Windows 10. My anti-virus has auto updates and scans so... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by RitaYZ, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. RitaYZ Win User

    Why is a security scan popping up while I am on facebook?


    I already have a security / anti-virus on my computer so I do not use the one that came with Windows 10. My anti-virus has auto updates and scans so that it is always up to date. I have had my computer for 3 years and have never activated the security program. It simply pops up, interrupts what I am doing and starts scanning my computer and I can't stop it except by shutting down my Microsoft edge, even though it has a stop that just pauses the program it never really stops unless I shut my internet down

    :)
     
    RitaYZ, Dec 20, 2018
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  2. Facebook and Virus Problem (Solved but still open for coment)

    I would run one of these 2, you dont need to login to fb to do it

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-security/malware-checkpoint-for-facebook/10150902333195766/



    We currently offer two products for all of our users: McAfee's Scan and Repair andMicrosoft's Security Essentials.

    • The McAfee option will download a small program onto your Windows computer to perform a one-time scan of your system for malware. It will not interfere with your existing anti-virus or other security products. After it scans your system, it will give you the option to automatically or manually remove the files it flags as malicious.
    • The Microsoft Security Essentials option is a full anti-virus product. Upon download and install, it will add anti-virus software to your computer that will continue to protect your system with the latest anti-virus signatures from Microsoft.
     
    CAPSLOCKSTUCK, Dec 20, 2018
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  3. Pop Up security warning

    Good that you didn't click on anything and that you didn't call that number. That what you were seeing are fake alerts which try to trick you into calling some obscure companies who then will try to sell you their unneeded services/products.

    Please read the following article which describes in detail various methods how to get out of such pop ups. The article also mentions methods how to prevent these kind of fake alerts.


    In case you keep on getting these pop ups, it is recommended to run some scans as described here:


    Suggestion to also take the time and to read:

     
    Jsssssssss, Dec 20, 2018
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  4. f14tomcat Win User

    Why is a security scan popping up while I am on facebook?

    Facebook disables View As feature as it patches security hole


    Thanks, Shawn.

    As a precaution, I just did:

    And if anyone wants to take the precautionary action of logging out of Facebook, they should visit the Security and Login section in settings. It lists the places people are logged into Facebook with a one-click option to log out of them all.

    because it was quick and easy.
     
    f14tomcat, Dec 20, 2018
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