is my pc going to be fine after it got redirected to a mcaffee website?

Kimber Drinks Coffee 0 Reputation points
2024-02-06T21:13:39.22+00:00

i was recently on a minecraft website and it redirected me multiple times to a different website called something like mcaffee. i think it was trying to say i had a virus or some sort of thing to get me to click on stuff i shouldn’t so i exited out and didn’t click anything. i will no longer use that website but it’s a little worrying even though i didn’t click on anything so i ran a full security scan on my pc and it said no threats found and i deleted all the browser history options just in case. i just want to make sure this didn’t do anything to mess up or put a virus on my computer by just redirecting me to that website. will my pc be completely fine? is there more i should do?

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  1. Reza-Ameri 16,906 Reputation points
    2024-02-06T22:26:42.56+00:00

    As long as you haven't install anything or you didn't share any data, you should be safe. If you ever face any malicious website , then make sure report the URL, you may report it using https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/support/report-unsafe-site-guest.

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  2. Karlie Weng 12,686 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-02-07T02:02:10.3033333+00:00

    Hello, The redirect you experienced may be "phishing", where they try to scare users into installing malware or revealing sensitive information. Since your full security scan did not detect any threats, it's likely that your PC is fine. However, just to be extra cautious:

    1. Ensure your antivirus software has the latest virus definitions and run another scan if possible.
    2. Inspect your web browser extensions to ensure none were installed without your consent. Remove any unfamiliar ones.
    3. Sometimes, antivirus software might not catch everything. Running a dedicated anti-malware tool can provide additional assurance. In general, avoid clicking on suspicious links or downloading from untrusted sources.

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