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    You can read the full story here;Bogus anti-virus
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    Quote Originally Posted by chowur View Post
    You can read the full story here;Bogus anti-virus
    This is another one of those bogus scareware, security warning things. If you do get something like this do NOT use the Red X to close. Many have been reprogrammed to execute with any button clicked, even the close button. Use the Task Manager (Ctrl & Alt & Del simultaneously) to close the fraudulent pop up.
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    Hi Ted :

    At one time, clicking the "Alt" and "F4" buttons would close the last
    PopUp that appeared on a screen; is this still true ? And if Yes,
    does it apply to the Rogue "program(s)" !?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Taylor View Post
    Hi Ted :

    At one time, clicking the "Alt" and "F4" buttons would close the last
    PopUp that appeared on a screen; is this still true ? And if Yes,
    does it apply to the Rogue "program(s)" !?
    Good Morning Robin,

    I do not know. I have never used this method. Since I do not get many pop ups now I will have to experiment a little to see if this works.

    I am presently using Chrome (experimenting with it) I opened FF and then IE. Alt & F4 closed each in turn. With both opened, it took 2 tries to close both. I am not sure about pop ups as I have them controlled pretty well. I suspect this may work as well, although I cannot prove it at this time. Most of what I have read state that using Task Manager is the safest way to eliminate these nasties with out infecting yourself. If or when I get a pop up I will check this out and attempt a repost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Taylor View Post
    Hi Ted :

    At one time, clicking the "Alt" and "F4" buttons would close the last
    PopUp that appeared on a screen; is this still true ? And if Yes,
    does it apply to the Rogue "program(s)" !?
    Robin,

    Yes, this is still true. Alt+F4 closes the currently active window. Since a pop-up is a window the key combination will close it. This is the advice I give all my customers & friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Taylor View Post
    At one time, clicking the "Alt" and "F4" buttons would close the last
    PopUp that appeared on a screen; is this still true ? And if Yes,
    does it apply to the Rogue "program(s)" !?
    Alt+F4 is the generic Windows key combination to close the active window, or in some cases to completely shut down that program. It might be possible for a program to intercept that key combination -- I haven't tried it -- and in that case it might not be effective in shutting down the program.

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    I read somewhere that Alt & F4 will work for this and if for some reason it does not (as in the Case that Jeff just mentioned) then the ever present Task Manager will work.
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