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yuwon44
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If I click on a Mcafee pop up scam do I have a virus?

So recently I’ve been seeing the Mcafee pop up scams which have been worrying me.

When I pressed “download” from a popular website, I was redirected to an empty web page with a download which always happens and then I decide to just exit out.

After I did that, though, I got the fake Mcafee pop ups and I may or may not have clicked “scan” on one, which I did, but I wouldn’t buy anything.

Since I clicked on it, do I have a virus? Or maybe the redirect from the website gave me a virus because I did press allow for the blank page which was really stupid because it was asking if I was a robot and in order to clarify I needed to press allow https://xender.vip/ https://omegle.onl/.

I also checked in my apps and programs (all of them) and didn’t notice anything suspicious, then I checked in my chrome extensions and deleted a few things that I did not want and I also went to settings and found the fake website and I blocked notifications and removed it.

Are the fake notifications just scams tk make money or do they install a virus on your computer when visited?

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Venkat_YM
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Re: If I click on a Mcafee pop up scam do I have a virus?

Hi @yuwon44 

Greetings from Mcafee.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused. We would like to let you know the pop ups you received from the browser is a scam pop ups not from the original source.

As McAfee wouldn't send pop up alerts from the browser. In order to remove browser fake virus alerts please refer our article on the given below link.

Your browser displays fake McAfee notifications

And also, run our McAfee Malware Cleaner (MMC) tool that cleans malware, adware, viruses, and other threats from your Windows computer.

McAfee Malware Cleaner

Alternatively, you can always contact chat support using the link below for immediate assistance or call our helpline number 24/7 (866-622-3911) USA.

McAfee Support 

If this information was helpful in any way or answered your question, please mark it as the accepted solution and give Kudos if appropriate.

Regards,
Venkat

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