Windows 10: Beware this fake Windows BSOD from tech support scammers' malware


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    Beware this fake Windows BSOD from tech support scammers' malware

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    Beware this fake Windows BSOD from tech support scammers' malware


    Microsoft has sounded the alarm over a fake installer for its Security Essentials, which attempts to trick victims into contacting bogus help centers.

    Tech-support scammers have stepped up their technical game, prompting a "severe" warning from Microsoft over new Windows malware that mimics Microsoft's free Security Essentials antivirus, and then displays a fake blue screen of death, or BSoD, with an error message and a suggestion to call a 1800 number that is not a Microsoft support center.
    "Real error messages from Microsoft do not include support contact details," Microsoft said on its Malware Protection Center blog, warning of the new threat. It also never asks for payment for delivering tech support.
    Microsoft: Beware this fake Windows BSOD from tech support scammers' malware | ZDNet

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