Pop up Image on Windows Edge

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I recently visited a local community organisation website and after clicking on a submit button on the website I had a pop up warning saying that "the site I was trying to visit had been reported to Microsoft as unsafe ...". There were some other comments but I then accidentally clicked on the 'return to safety button' on the popup page and the page just vanished without anything else happening, as far as I can tell. 
The Web Browser I was using Windows Edge and I was running Trend Micro Maximum though I don't think Trend actively detected anything??
Should be I be worried and can I do anything to ensure my computer is safe?
I don't gave an image of the popup as the website has now fixed the problem. 
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Posted 2 weeks ago

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Hi Treehugger

First Edge is not protected with TM, only if somethings happen on your PC TM try to protect you!
Second, do a full scan to be sure!
IE, Firefox, Chrome get the toolbar and block pages and rate pages!
Hope this helps,

Kind regards,
Tom



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HI Tom,

I've run a full scan and nothing was found. I have now swapped to Chrome to have proactive cover.
The thing that I was concerned with was the popup? / webpage? just disappeared and Trend did not detect any issues, (which could be considered a good thing). I don't quite understand how these pop ups work and when Trend would detect an issue with the pop up when I was using Edge?  

As I said nothing was found by a full scan? Is there anything else I need to check?

Thanks for your help.
cheers Greg
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Hello Treehugger

Aside from running a full scan, which is a good thing by the way, you can also try to clear the cache of your Microsoft Edge if you want to remove any traces of your browsing history, including the website that you visited where you saw the pop-up. You may check this link on how to do it: Clearing a web browser's cache


Regards, 
Mac
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Thanks Mac,

Your advise is much appreciated.

Cheers Greg
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Thanks to Tom and Mac for their advice.

I've run another full scan and nothing has been detected. I have also clean up the Browsing history etc,

Cheers Greg
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Hi Treehugger,

The warning you saw is from the SmartScreen Filter. It's another layer to make sure you're safe online. As to why it detected something and Trend Micro did not boils down to it's detection logic.

Here's how it works: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17443/windows-internet-explorer-smartscreen-filter-faq
Here's how it works from a perspective of a developer: https://www.rizonesoft.com/inconvenient-truth-about-smartscreen/

In the future, if you cannot decide whether to continue browsing a web page, copy the URL and check it's reputation here: https://global.sitesafety.trendmicro.com/

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Thanks ^erza,

That's really good to know. 

Thanks to all who have helped me with my question.

It is much appreciated.

cheers Greg