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#1 dianamite

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:00 PM

If I leave the room and come back there could be upwards of 20 of these boxes.  I also was getting a notebook pop-up with hd - Notepad in the header.... same message:  ATTEMPTING TO UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 10. YOU CAN CONTINUE TO USE YOUR COMPUTER. WINDOWS 7 SUPPORT ENDING. 

 

I "think" i got rid of the notepad messaging (20+ same-o) when I did the system restore ... but the text box Alert is still persisting. Not sure if this is virus related or ??-related.  It's only been for the last couple of days and started after I did update Java.... ok.... i know!!  but I've been sick and perhaps weak headed.  Anyway. Java is Gone, so is the "hd - Notepad" pop-up and system restored.... except for this alert and I am hoping someone will have some answer on what this is.  Do I need to do the PUP thing again?  Which I had done so long ago I have almost no memory of it.  Oh, and none of these show up as an actual "file".

 

I have run Avast, SuperAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes... with no success.  After shut-down/restart they are still there (well except for the notepad one now... and I"ve done so much I'm not sure exactly HOW I got rid of that one.  Unfortunately, I have an appointment to get to and will be back after a few hours....  But I truly appreciate any help that can be given. The file isn't causing any miscief and I'm not clicking the OK... just the X... so I don't think I have, or it has, caused any further miscief.  Thanks in advance :)


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:55 AM

I stopped windows updates a good while back because I didn't want windows 10 forced on my small machine.

Read over the article below and see if it applies to you.

http://www.pcworld.c...-upgrading.html
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#3 dianamite

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:30 AM

Thank you for the reply and possible answer.  I stopped update *after* trying to install Win10 on my desktop and having it go blank and unusable.  Researched on a laptop and got my computer back up and running, thank goodness - because I use it to protein fold for Standford University.  I also was able to get rid of that installer crap ... but it has been a long time.

I did try the program suggested in the article you attached, but it did not help. It was probably meant for that first-time mistake stuff.  My worry is that those pop-ups are connected to a virus or somesuch.... although nothing is detecting it.  Woke up this morning to 96 of the suckers that appeared over night :(



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:23 PM

 

My worry is that those pop-ups are connected to a virus or somesuch.... although nothing is detecting it

 

There is always that possibility.

 

If you like,  start a new topic https://forums.pcpit...-been-hijacked/

here we can run and use specialized tools and scanners if the pop ups haven't stopped.


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