Anyone else getting the fake Microsoft Essentials Security virus alerts?

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cliffcarter

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It happens every time I visit this site, I haven't encountered it on any others that I visit. I do not have Microsoft essentials Security installed on my computer.
 
It happens every time I visit this site, I haven't encountered it on any others that I visit. I do not have Microsoft essentials Security installed on my computer.

Yes, I am having the same problem and it is really becoming annoying. It only occurs when I visit SMF. It is clearly a scam, but it sounds like you figured that out too. I am going to send Jeff a PM right now and let him know.
 
Yes, I am having the same problem and it is really becoming annoying. It only occurs when I visit SMF. It is clearly a scam, but it sounds like you figured that out too. I am going to send Jeff a PM right now and let him know.

Just sent Jeff a PM on this.
 
I get this every so often too, not every time

Gary
 
This has been reported to the proper folks to look into it.
 
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