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URGENT ALERT RE HACKERS, VIRUSES, AND DANGEROUS THREATs
Today I received an urgent, very loud, alert from what appeared to be Microsoft, telling me the computer was in serious danger from hackers trying to gain access to my personal information. I was instructed not to turn my computer off or leave the page and was afraid to exit. I was also instructed to call the phone number provided immediately. I was not aware of any MS security threat scams and was quite worried. The technician I spoke to on the phone assured me he was a licensed MS technician and that since my computer had already been hacked, all my personal information was in jeopardy. This was a first for me and decided it would be best to trust his judgment. He accessed my computer and seemed to think 17 hackers were attempting to take over my computer and said my entire security system was locked, so I would not be able to proceed without removal of the threat and the addition of a network firewall and an IP protection. He took me to a web page for RIGHTPCEXPERTS.COM in Tampa, and gave the impression they are affiliated with Microsoft. Because I am age 69 he offered me a "discounted price" of 299.00 and I was left to believe it was imperative, as all my devices were in danger. I was then referred to a second agent who said he would be able to remedy the problems with my PC. HE REMOVED MY SYSTEM MECHANIC AND THEN installed an AD BLOCKER, CC CLEANER, ANTI-VIRUS HACKING. HE SEEMINGLY CLEANED MY COMPUTER AND THEN INSTALLED A NETWORK FIREWALL, AN IP NETWORK ACCESS PROTECTOR. After I PROVIDED my credit card number for the charge of 299.00 I was told there was an additional fee technical fee of $120, that would be paid in 12 installments of 9.99, for a total of 420.00. I was so reluctant but thought I had no other choice but to proceed. Like another gentleman who was concerned about the legitimacy of this company, I am left wondering if they are a scam. MY INVOICE READ AM PC SECURITY, NOT RIGHTPCEXPERTS OUT OF TAMPA AND NEXWAY HANDLED THE TRANSACTION.

04/23/2019

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Who's familiar with Quick Assist in Windows 10?
Hi Everyone, I was wondering how many people who use this site are familar with Quick Assist. For those who may not know, it's a great tool that's built into Windows 10 that can be used to get remote help from friends and family. Have you used Quick Assist in the past? How was your experience with it? -James, Product Advisor for Microsoft Stores.

04/23/2019

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Window Minimizer
Hi people Just wanted to share a feature I really like. A shortcut for this is Win + D,use it once to bring all your windows down, they'll all stay open, just minimized. You can also use the button (looks like a thin line now) , next to the notification box where time and date is on the task bar. In windows 7 it used to look more like a button. hope this helps :)

04/23/2019

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Your favorite keyboard shortcuts?
A lot of people know stuff like CTRL + C (Copy) and CTRL + V (Paste), but what are your favorite keyboard shortcuts? I'll go first... šŸ¤”šŸ¤£šŸ‘€šŸ±ā€šŸ‘“šŸŒ¹ EMOJIS! By pressing the Windows key (the button next to Alt) and . at the same time it will bring up the emoji keyboard. Windows doesn't really tell you this anywhere, so many people don't know it exists. Spice up a dry e-mail with some expressive faces. šŸ˜‰ Anyway, what are your favorite keyboard shortcuts?

04/23/2019

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Hi, There is no more option to report phishing scam. By mistake I opened & downloaded a PDF file from my Microsoft email account to my Iphone. It looked like a phishing scam. Please suggest what I can

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/newmsn/forum/newmsn_signup...

MSN Email Scam? I received an email message from MSN and wondering if it was a scam? I will attach the email sender for you to check and respond if I my email account is having issues? Thank you . MSN Team <*** Email address is removed for privacy ***> | Today, 5:43 AM.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3086823

Examples of Scams by Cybercriminals Any other form of customer communication about Windows 10 upgrades is not a genuine Microsoft initiative or content. Be vigilant about protecting your devices against fraudulent scams, such as: A fraudulent email providing you a link or attachment that claims to start the Windows 10 installation process.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4013405

Scammers may also use other ways to reach you, such as email or chat. These email or chat messages may resemble phishing emails; however, instead of pointing to phishing sites designed to steal credentials, the links lead to tech support scam websites.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/all/spam...

Spam, Scam Emails I get each and every Day This is a sample of the many Spam, Scam Emails I get each and every Day. Please advise how to Stop all these Spam, Scam Emails.? I have Blocked : contact at