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Kudos0

Your Computer is Blocked !!

My PC is operating on Widows 10. On occasion I am getting a message (not always from the same source) stating that my computer is blocked, and that I must not attempt to restart (which I always do) otherwise permanent damage to my computer will ensue. Getting fed up now. What can I do to block these annoying messages please?

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Kudos0

Re: Your Computer is Blocked !!

Sounds like you are getting pop ups or browser redirects from malicious ads on some web site you are visiting. If this is the cause, installing an ad blocker extension in your browser should help.

You may also have gotten a PUP, a Possibly Unwanted Program. While they are annoying, they do not cause damage to your system. Some people actually want the 'Features' offered by these programs. They are usually downloaded alongside a legitimate download when you do not uncheck the option for the additional download.

Norton products concentrate on malware that can damage your system, that is why some PUPs are not detected.

I would suggest a second opinion scan using the FREE version of Malwarebytes. You can find it here http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

Be sure you do not accept the offer of the free trial of the Premium version.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Your Computer is Blocked !!

Thank you. Will take note.

Bill.

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