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how to remove fake mcafee pop ups

I keep getting these popups saying stuff like "virus detected (5) your computer is damaged by suspicious programs. to remove the virus, click in" and "computer under attack". I have no extensions. This happened after I tried to find a free download of SWAT 4 off google (I am aware how stupid that decision was but never mind that for now, I did find a legitimate download) they are all coming from this and are coming up every prompting me to spend 100 dollars to renew the subscription. This is obviously a scam. A similar thing happened to me on an old phone a while back, however I just disabled the notifications, and nothing bad happened. also keep in mind I am new to computers, so I am apparently still learning how to not be stupid. If you know a way to remove these, and scan the rest of my computer, that would be nice.

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Re: how to remove fake mcafee pop ups

Hi @benshank3,

Greetings from McAfee.

You have received popups on your browser which are fake McAfee notifications. Please find more information by clicking on the knowledge article link below

Your browser displays fake McAfee notifications

If in case you still face any problem, You can always contact the chat support using below link for technical assistance.

McAfee Support


Krishnamanikandan KS

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