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  • Yes it's a scam.

     

    All the best,
    Pete

     


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    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 2:03 AM
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  • Yes it's a scam.

     

    All the best,
    Pete

     


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    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 2:03 AM
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  • Hi,

    Not sure if this is a virus or scam.

    Don't trust the judgment to the system from three-party software or websites,   just need to make sure the system is the latest version and has started windows defender.

    Hope can help you. 

    Best Regards,

    Kiki


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    Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:59 AM
  • Hi levgorin1.

    I'm pretty sure it's a scam or an attack try: do not trust those messages coming from web sites.
    Perform a full antimalware scan of your system as soon as you can.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MOS, MTA, MCTS, MCSA, MCSE

    Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:27 PM
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    Monday, December 2, 2019 2:06 AM
  • C'mon this was total scam! I totally called it. We won't get a reply.

    It's even likely that account and this question are not genuine

     

    The clue is in their picture!

    1. "Message from webpage" (not from the device OS) 
    2. "Wait!" - Very 'un-Microsoft voice'
    3.  "Windows Firewall has detected.." - How webpage get message from Windows Firewall?
    4. ".. not updated your Windows system" - How webpage or Firewall know that?
    5. "Windows system" is not Microsoft voice
    6. "..remains damaged and vulnerable" - Damaged how?
    7. "Do not leave this page" - lol very important WEB page?
    8.  The popup below displays basic info obtained from the browser and part of the webpage which the user isn't showing.

     

    I just did a quick picture search for above and it's classic scam

     

    These web pages make people click through to a fake scan tool, which reports viruses and offers a free download, which is itself the REAL payload!

     

    1. Never believe messages from webpages

    2. Always use up to date modern browsers and keep your OS updated

     

    I'm breaking a personal rule and awarding the answer to myself, for being first in with a definitive and correct answer.

    If you disagree, I'll dance-fight you for it! :D  <3

     

    All the best,
    Pete

     


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    Monday, December 2, 2019 9:16 PM
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