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My laptop has this pop up about an anti virus protector that is trying to get me to purchase. No matter what I do I can not close the pop up. It lets me close the one and immediately another one pops up over and over. So, I finally purchased the anti virus software but could not download it. I'm attempting to get me charge card credited back for that money. Anyway, I took my laptop to Best Buy geek squad who looked at it briefly and told me I had a virus. I could leave my laptop there for a week and a cost of $200. The tech said I could just reinstall everything and take it back to the factory settings. I went to system restore but couldn't do anything. Any suggestions? By the way....this is not the same laptop I'm typing on that has the virus. ps.....I'm pretty computer illiterate! Thanks for any help.

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OK... HI... This is your Lucky Day!! This is my Specialty.. :) Don't worry. Just do EXACTLY as I tell you, and we'll get you back to normal. OK?
1) Go to this link and Download/Install Malwarebytes..
3) Download/Install one more program named Norman with this link:
4) run a FULL SYSTEM SCAN with this one as well. You have what's called a 'FAKE ALERT VIRUS' and these two programs will remove it.
5) depending on how extensive the damage is to your Operating System, we will wait until you have completed the above tasks before I instruct you to continue to the next phase. OK? So, for now, complete the above tasks and inform me when you are done ok?

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