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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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What's your favorite Windows 10 keyboard shortcut?
What's your favorite or your go-to Windows 10 keyboard shortcut?

04/23/2019

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What's your favorite Windows feature?
Share your favorite Windows feature and how it helps you in your daily life.

04/23/2019

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The New Surface Pro 6 OMG!
I used to have a Bamboo tablet as a teenager. I loved drawing and writing on that tablet for my personal enjoyment and, it was absolutely magical to watch my art grow again; as I taught myself that I can find points in my life that I will have to start over. It was a refreshing and inspiring life lesson, and who would have thought, all this came from a tablet! Seeing the new Surface Pro 6 inspires me to obtain more goals as an adult. Almost as if my tablet 'grew up', in a sense. (Even if the two companies previously aforementioned are not the same seller...) I saw a piece of me in this new Surface Pro 6. And as distant as that piece might be for quite some time with my rather dismal budget at the moment, I can certainly continue to dream about that magical keyboard/tablet experience. It would be incredible to learn to draw again on the computer once more. I wonder what type of drawing programs it uses and or comes with, or has suggested for purchase? Does anyone have anything to say about the Surface Pro 6? Good experiences, bad, mediocre? Draw from mine if you had some negative experience, if you can. Consider this possibly as another step towards your 'grown up self', as well. :)

04/23/2019

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

Protect yourself from tech support scams. Content provided by Microsoft. Applies to: ... Web scams. Tech support scam websites make you believe that you have a problem with your PC. ... Browser Under Attack, IP Address Under Attack, Location Under Attack, Threat Leval Very High. BAD RABBIT. Windows Has Detected a BAD RABBIT ATTACK!! On Your System.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_other...

Browser pop-up scam I recently visited a website that now causes my microsoft edge browser to take me to a website that gives me a pop-up saying i have a virus. I already scanned my computer with an anti virus, and i dont have one. this pop-up only appears on microsoft edge. ... Open Edge (internet) indirectly, that is from say an email link as ...

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_other...

Scam web page locks Internet Explorer "How to prevent this." In windows there are a lot of scams that use DCom and java script to lock your Internet Explorer browser so you cannot leave that page and they clam you been hacked or the same old FBI deal.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_other...

microsoft web scam I received ... One of my searches found a site on microsoft that gave phone numbers that were scams. This number was not one of the numbers listed. After research where I could find no answer as to this phone number, I called it using a code from my phone company to block my telephone information from the receiving party ...

https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2017/03/02/breaking-down-a...

Figure 3. A fake browser that is part of the design of the support scam website. ... Use Microsoft Edge when browsing the Internet. It blocks known support scam sites using Microsoft SmartScreen. Microsoft Edge can also stop pop-up dialogue loops used by these sites. It also calls out when a website goes into full screen, giving you a chance to ...