False pop up saying my computer is overheating

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VVen0m - Nov 26, 2018 at 02:38 PM
 VVen0m - Nov 26, 2018 at 04:51 PM
Hello,

I have a problem, and I can't find anything about it on the internet.
I have Windows 7 OS, and basically what happens is that suddenly a pop up shows in the middle of the screen saying, that my computer is overheating, the text seems to be in bold and is in english, even though my computer language is polish, and I can't close it. I have installed a program that checks my computer temp. but it shows that everything is ok. Also, every time this happens my fan falls suspiciously quiet. I'm sorry, if this is not the correct forum for this type of question, but I'm really concerned this might be a virus and I couldn't find anything about it.

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Jean-François Pillou Posts 18668 Registration date Monday February 15, 1999 Status Webmaster Last seen January 12, 2022
Nov 26, 2018 at 02:50 PM
Hi,

Have you tried Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner, in order to check your computer for malwares ?
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Oh, I actually didn't, doing it rn, I'll tell you if it finds anything
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Ok, scanning has ended, it found nothing only PUP.Optional.InstallCore, which I sent to quarantine, but nothing else
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Jean-François Pillou Posts 18668 Registration date Monday February 15, 1999 Status Webmaster Last seen January 12, 2022
Nov 26, 2018 at 04:34 PM
Let us know if you see these popups again. If this happens, try to do a screenshot with ALT + PrintScn
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Jean-François Pillou Posts 18668 Registration date Monday February 15, 1999 Status Webmaster Last seen January 12, 2022
Nov 26, 2018 at 04:35 PM
Do you know that there's a Polish version of CCM ? https://pl.ccm.net/forum/
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Oh, I didn't, I'm gonna go check that out, thanks!
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Oh,I forgot to mention, it's not the first time this happened to me, first time was about 2 months ago. I tried restarting, but it didn't work, so I unplugged it and checked my fan, everything seemed fine, so I plugged it back in, and it seemed to help...?
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Jean-François Pillou Posts 18668 Registration date Monday February 15, 1999 Status Webmaster Last seen January 12, 2022
Nov 26, 2018 at 02:54 PM
You should definitely try to check your computer with Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner!
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