Warning - Fake Windows Defender warning

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  1.    10 Jul 2018 #11

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    I got that as well and had to use task manager to get rid of it.
    Yes sir.
    I have Task Manager pinned to the taskbar so it's instantly available in situations like that.
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  2.    10 Jul 2018 #12

    Nuccii said: View Post
    This tactic was also performed yesterday by telephone call supposedly from Microsoft that I was infected. I just ignored it.
    You reminded me of when I was at my brothers' house when he was trying to follow instructions over the phone. When I walked in, he asked me to talk to that fellow because he was getting lost on how to follow the instructions and fortunately I was there just in time before any damage was done. Anyway when I took the phone, I thanked the guy for letting my brother know his computer had a problem so we'll visit our local computer shop and I hung up immediately. Following that I checked out his computer so he could see there's nothing wrong with it. Then the computer talk about why not to allow any stranger who calls out of the clear blue sky over the phone to fix your computer.
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  3.    11 Jul 2018 #13

    MeAndMyComputer said: View Post
    You reminded me of when I was at my brothers' house when he was trying to follow instructions over the phone. When I walked in, he asked me to talk to that fellow because he was getting lost on how to follow the instructions and fortunately I was there just in time before any damage was done. Anyway when I took the phone, I thanked the guy for letting my brother know his computer had a problem so we'll visit our local computer shop and I hung up immediately. Following that I checked out his computer so he could see there's nothing wrong with it. Then the computer talk about why not to allow any stranger who calls out of the clear blue sky over the phone to fix your computer.
    Ask him what he would do if some plumber called and told him that they detected a leek i his kitchen faucet. Would he believe it ?
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  4.    11 Jul 2018 #14

    CountMike said: View Post
    Ask him what he would do if some plumber called and told him that they detected a leek i his kitchen faucet. Would he believe it ?
    That's a good one: I'll have to remember that one for everyone else I helped for the same reason.
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       11 Jul 2018 #15

    Just keep 'em talking and then when you are bored say 'Windows... so is that the one with the penguin then ?'
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  6.    11 Jul 2018 #16

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    Mooly said: View Post
    Just keep 'em talking and then when you are bored say 'Windows... so is that the one with the penguin then ?'
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  7.    11 Jul 2018 #17

    CountMike said: View Post
    Ask him what he would do if some plumber called and told him that they detected a leek i his kitchen faucet. Would he believe it ?
    Hi there @CountMike
    I think if your plumber was looking for leeks he should have been in the supermarket shopping for his dinner!!

    If anybody phones and says "you've a problem with Windows" I would just say - I've got triple glazing installed with security checked, approved and certified by the Police so Thankyou and then put the phone down.

    I won't actually have / need a landline soon so these problems should just go away as I block any calls with "identity withheld" or similar on mobile device.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8.    11 Jul 2018 #18

    I got one of these in EGDE right after the CU yesterday..
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  9.    11 Jul 2018 #19

    mrgeek said: View Post

    Yes, often these popups won't allow you to even close the browser, let alone the "warning" window !
    I got redirected to some virus site, and couldn't get off it.
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  10.    13 Jul 2018 #20

    Do the following steps:

    1.Set your browser to default setting.
    2.clear cookies and temprory internet files.
    3.If still there is problem then, restore your system to an earlier point.
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