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Is there an added cost to subscribe to Windows 10 S?
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.
The Search in taskbar of computer suddenly becomes unusable.
[Emergencies] The Search feature in the taskbar at the bottom of my computer suddenly becomes unusable. Hi, I'm a Microsoft Independent Community Advisor, responsible for technical support for Windows in Microsoft Community in China. Today, we received reports from dozens of users about the "search function in the taskbar is not working properly" issue. Users reported that it would not pop up any search results when they entered anything in the search box. We don't know if this issue only occurs in China, but we have submitted feedback through the FeedBack Hub app. I sincerely wish Microsoft this issue as soon as possible and thank you all the Microsoft engineers for their efforts! Best wishes！ Ling Gao - Microsoft Windows Insider, Microsoft Independent Community Advisor.
I'm about to build a gaming computer myself so i been watching videos of people building them. These builders never buy a OS, they just never register windows and just keep default desktop screen. Is this ok to do, is it legit and legal?
virus found in USB drive
I like to know why is it when I plug in my USB drive, I get a message like a virus is found (autorun.exe). What can be done to prevent it from happening? According to Windows Defender, it states threat detected. Worm:Win32/Orb!arts. Any ideas on what to do now?
Getting trusted apps & games from the Microsoft Store
Explore Microsoft Store and get trusted apps and games in Windows!
Use Microsoft Edge to stay in control over pop-ups
Lean how to use Microsoft Edge to protect yourself from malicious pop-ups and how to recognize safe ones.
Blue screen error message on my PC
Can someone me please? My PC has windows 10 installed. I'm getting this error message. Stop code: BAD SYSTEM CONFIG INFO after this error message i get his one: Startup repair couldnt repair your PC Log file: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfiles\Srt\Srt\SrtTrail.txt Gives me a Shutdown option and advanced options.
Safeguarding your computer with Windows 10 in S mode
More playtime, less stress. Windows 10 in S mode keeps it simple. Access any app you want in Microsoft Store without ever worrying about security.
Windows Stuck Up
What can you do if your windows operating system fails & not responds for too long. Solution expected without force power off or any type of power down.
New Surface Laptop 3. The perfect everyday laptop is now even faster
Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts files and folders, preventing access to important files. Ransomware attempts to extort money from victims by asking for money, usually in form of cryptocurrencies, in exchange for the decryption key. But cybercriminals won't always follow through and unlock the files they encrypted.
If you see this kind of message, then don't download or buy the software. What is malware? Malware is a term that is used for malicious software that is designed to do damage or unwanted actions to a computer system.
Malware encounter rates. Good computer hygiene helps to mitigate the risks of malware. Typically, when we see high rates of malware, it’s a result of poor security hygiene and low user security education and awareness. Using unlicensed and/or pirated software can also be a source of malware.
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) helps keep Windows computers free from prevalent malware. MSRT finds and removes threats and reverses the changes made by these threats. MSRT is generally released monthly as part of Windows Update or as a standalone tool available here for download.