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Microsoft Warning Alert FAKE

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Well, &*$%#!!!   I'm Being told there is malicious POrn0graphicSpyware/Riskware Detected...

 

Blah blah Yada....if I don't call (855)  532 - 1941 (toll free) within 5 minutes or close this window before calling them, we will have no choice but to disable your computer n' send your IP to 'concerned authorities"'

Do not ignore this critical alert...

 

My educated guess is that once called, you will be asked for $.  I say 'educated' because I got a deal like this only the boogy page was flashing Red and there was a siren sound all the while  the same type of shpeil was talking n' talking.  This claims to be from Microsoft....I was so freaked by all the noise n' flashing that I actually called the number BUT they didn't get any $ from me as it took less than a minute to realize I knew more than the idiot on the phone.  Not claiming to be a genius with this stuff........

 

Posted as a heads up........

 

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Edit:  out of sheer curiousity. I called the #, no - they want no money but the lady could barely speak English.  I must leve in 5 mins for drs. appt.  so have fun :hammer:

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Hey fire,  what browser are you using that this thing jumped in there?

 

Reset and flush the browser.

 

http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2015/09/01/how-to-reset-your-browser/

http://www.wikihow.com/Change-Your-Homepage-with-Windows-10-Edge

 

Give the rig a scan and clean with adwCleaner for good measure...........

 

Please try the following utility and let's clean up anything that it finds:

https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/

 Download and save the application, then navigate to the saved file.

 Right click it and choose: Run as Administrator

 Once it opens, click the Scan button

 Once done, click the Clean button

 The computer will reboot.

 

:) Y

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I got hit with a virus  and it said to call microsoft. After checking with my computer guy, he told it was a scam and it's a good thing I didn't call the "microsoft" number. Had to take computer in cause virus wouldn't go away with just a reboot

 

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This sort of RLM(real life malware) is hardly a new approach; but still common place most unfortunately...

 

Microsoft never contact a customer this way and or do any of the other well known IT related company's. My friendly advice is merely ignore and hang up straight away if you receive such a bogus call.

 

For what it is worth I have received such in the past myself, I knew straight away a fake(was annoyed because I have a so called unlisted land-line number)...my ultimate response; I have a Apple machine, my daft sense of humour. :laughing:

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