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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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Anyone not using Windows Defender?
I've been using Windows Defender as my primary antivirus for quite a while now since it's built in and free, but I know there's a ton of other options out there. For those folks that aren't using defender as their antivirus, is there any reason? I feel like I've got all my bases covered, but I just don't know. -nik SVA @ MS store

04/23/2019

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Trying to find a suitable App for video editing
Hello, I am interested in creating film reviews to upload to youtube. I am considering using Adobe apps such as Adobe Premiere or Premiere Rush. However, I am advised to download from the Microsoft store only to ensure the smooth and efficient running of my PC. I can't seem to find apps there that would be as suitable or useful for my purposes. A Microsoft or Google Play version of the Adobe products does not seem to be available, but there are plenty of tutorials and courses for Adobe products. This seems strange. Wondering could anyone help me with this issue. Perhaps there is a suitable app on the Microsoft store I am unaware of. I want to upload film clips with recordings of my own voice reviewing the films.

04/23/2019

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https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security

Augment your security team with industry-leading AI and hands-on expertise introduced by Microsoft at RSAC 2019. Learn more about Microsoft Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Threat Experts. Over 3,500 dedicated Microsoft cybersecurity professionals help protect, detect, and respond to threats ...

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14210

Microsoft Security Essentials is available in many locales and languages. If it is not available in your preferred language, you can install it in any of the other languages listed here, and it will still work to help protect your PC.

https://docs.microsoft.com/.../configuration/system.webserver/security

Security <security> 09/26/2016; 9 minutes to read; Contributors. In this article. Overview. The <security> section group resides in the <system.webServer> section and contains all elements that configure security settings on an Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 server. These include Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) settings for a site, applications that are dependent on Common Gateway Interface ...

https://docs.microsoft.com/.../security/security-and-assurance

Windows Server security provides layers of protection built into the operating system to safeguard against security breaches, help block malicious attacks, and enhance the security of your virtual machines, applications, and data.

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/topics/security

Security; Web application firewall at Azure Front Door service. Thursday, April 4, 2019. We have heard from many of you that security is a top priority when moving web applications onto the cloud.