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dkwflight
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Unwanted notices

Post by dkwflight » Thu May 16, 2019 9:28 am

Due to my curiosity in one of those sites that miss lead and do unwanted things I now have periodic expiration for Mcfee virus :Protection"
"Your Mcfee virus protection has expired"
I never had Mcfee on any computer and especially this linux machine.
I am running the current Mint version,

What I want is to know where to look for this thing to eliminate the notices.
Any help would be appreciated
Thank You
Dennis

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Re: Unwanted notices

Post by Flemur » Thu May 16, 2019 9:31 am

dkwflight wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:28 am
Due to my curiosity in one of those sites that miss lead and do unwanted things I now have periodic expiration for Mcfee virus :Protection"
"Your Mcfee virus protection has expired"
I never had Mcfee on any computer and especially this linux machine.
I am running the current Mint version,
Which current Mint version are you running?
Does that message come up in a browser or somewhere else? If browser, which one and when?
Which website caused the problem?

Edit: Is the message actually “Your McAfee Subscription Has Expired”?

...as in this article:
How To Remove “Your McAfee Subscription Has Expired” Pop-up Scam
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Re: Unwanted notices

Post by dkwflight » Thu May 16, 2019 10:10 am

Hi
I have the most recent kernal issued. 19+?
THe notice appears in the upper right hand screen where the email notices appear.
This is not an email.
I posted the exact wording as it appears.
If I click on it I am taken to Mcfees site to renew. So part of the notice is legit. Just obnoxious practices of Mcfee.
I have long suspected the viruses to be part of the virus protection scams.

An artice title was posted in the last but no link.
Dennis

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Re: Unwanted notices Solved

Post by dkwflight » Thu May 16, 2019 10:25 am

Hi
I uninstalled both Chrome and firefox completely and it seems that I got rid of the notices.
Thanks for the help
Dennis

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Re: Unwanted notices Solved

Post by cliffcoggin » Thu May 16, 2019 11:32 am

dkwflight wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 10:25 am
Hi
I uninstalled both Chrome and firefox completely and it seems that I got rid of the notices.
Thanks for the help
Dennis
McAfee had nothing to do with the warning notice you saw. You were scammed after clicking on a dodgy website.
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Re: Unwanted notices

Post by pbear » Thu May 16, 2019 2:52 pm

dkwflight wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 10:10 am
I have the most recent kernal issued. 19+?
For future reference, there are two ways to tell which kernel you're using. (Whether you, in fact, have the most recent one is often the issue.) The fastest is to open Terminal and run inxi -S. If you want to know (or someone asks) all the kernels you have installed, open Update Manager then select View > Linux Kernels. This shows what other options you have if the active kernel is causing a problem.
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Re: Unwanted notices

Post by jchelpau » Thu May 16, 2019 9:23 pm

Sometimes sites will hook in to your browser to provide notifications.
Some websites use this as a scam.
You can fix this by resetting your browser settings.

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Re: Unwanted notices

Post by Pierre » Thu May 16, 2019 10:10 pm

that's it - in most cases - - any reset of the browser, should remove any malicious add-ins,
but your desired add-ons will also be removed, thus will need to be replaced.
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