I've mostly switched to Chrome for FT as a result. I went back to IE a few minutes ago to test using "back" per earlier poster. For me it didn't work. In using IE, I got the virus screen about two seconds after navigating in FT, so I tried the "backspace" on the keyboard. That didn't close out the virus screen. So I tried the left arrow to navigate out, per post 78 (which I might not have understood), but that didn't work either. Tried the left arrow in combination with other keys, and that also didn't work. What did work for me was right-clicking on the bottom bar on the screen, then clicking on "Task Manager" (which I have now become aware of, thanks to this thread ) and ending the task. That worked. But I still wondered about residual effects, so I just shut the computer down and started over with Chrome.
What I am wondering about is whether the virus screen will lead to any viruses or other malware being installed on our computers. When the technical people at IB find an answer to what is causing the screen appearing, I hope they will let us know what we should be aware of in terms of that possibility. Not everyone uses virus protection over and above that which is already provided by their OS, as for some people,a lot of it doesn't work well with their computers, and for those who do, not every virus protection program screens against all malware. So it would be good to know which virus protection program is effective against this thing, if indeed it is successful in installing itself on some computers.
This page, or similar pages have indicated that Microsoft Security Essentials or McAfee security "has scanned my machine and found that it is infected".
Now, I work for McAfee and know that no such thing has happened.
This is what is known as a malvertisement and or "fake AV" and it is a scam, as my machine is NOT infected. The way the scam works is it says your machine is infected and if you pay a fee it will clean your machine. After you pay, hey presto! you're told your machine is clean, when it likely was all along. It does not clean anything.
You may want to look into who is generating these advertisements on your web site before it gives you a bad name through association.