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Fake Microsoft Support Scam Pop-Up!

Discussion in 'General Security' started by Jack1000, May 19, 2019.

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  1. Jack1000

    Jack1000 Thread Starter

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    Guys,

    Just a heads up that one of those fake Microsoft Support Scam pop-ups is going around saying that your bank account information has been compromised, call this number. It is affecting all the major browsers. (Firefox, Chrome, Edge)

    Obviously, don't call the number! But a lot of people don't know how to get out of these things. Here's how:

    1,) Use your mouse and right-click on your Taskbar.
    2.) Select "Task Manager"
    3.) Select the browser affected by the scareware message
    4.) Select "End Task" to close the Window

    If Task Manager does not work, hold the power button in on your laptop or computer tower til it shuts down, wait for a few minutes and than reboot.

    Jack
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2019
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    When that fake Microsoft pop-up occurs, DON'T click on any links or attempt to close any browser or other windows.
    All you need to do is shutdown and restart your computer.

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