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02/05/2019

Does Microsoft call you if your computer is hacked?

Does Microsoft call you if your computer is hacked?

No. Computer Hope, Microsoft, Dell, HP, Norton, Facebook, or any other computer company will not call you regarding your computer being infected with a virus or having errors.

Why do Microsoft keep ringing me?

Yes. This is a scam. This is not a legitimate call from Microsoft. Neither Microsoft nor our partners make unsolicited phone calls (also known as cold calls) about your computer security or software fixes.

How do I know if a Microsoft security alert is real?

You’ll know it’s legitimate if it’s from the Microsoft account team at [email protected]

Is Windows Security Alert legitimate?

“Windows Security Alert” is a fake error message displayed by a malicious website. Users often visit this website inadvertently – they are redirected by potentially unwanted adware-type programs (PUPs). These apps usually infiltrate systems without consent. Be aware, however, that “Windows Security Alert” is fake.

Is email from Microsoft Genuine?

If you get an email from Microsoft account team and the email address domain is @accountprotection.microsoft.com, it is safe to trust the message and open it. Microsoft uses this domain to send email notifications about your Microsoft account.

What does Microsoft security warning mean?

“Microsoft Warning Alert” is a fake pop-up error message claiming that the computer is infected. This error is displayed by a malicious website that users visit inadvertently – they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that infiltrate the system during installation of regular apps (“bundling” method).

What to do if you get a phone call from Microsoft?

If you receive a phone call claiming to be from Microsoft, or see a pop-up window on your PC with a fake warning message and a phone number to call and get your “issue” fixed, it’s better to be safe and not click any links or provide any personal information. Never call the number provided in the error message.

How do I make a call on my PC?

To make a call on your PC: Open the Your Phone app and select Calls. In the Search your contacts box, search for a contact name or number. Alternately, you can directly enter a phone number on the dial pad.

Do you have to call Microsoft to get technical support?

Microsoft does not send unsolicited email messages or make unsolicited phone calls to request personal or financial information, or to provide technical support to fix your computer. Any communication with Microsoft has to be initiated by you. If a pop-up or error message appears with a phone number, don’t call the number.

How can I mute a phone call on my PC?

You can mute a call by using the mute button on your Android device or PC. When you place a call on your PC with Your Phone, a small separate window opens to display the call you’re on: Click the downward pointing arrow to expand the window. Then the Mute button will become available: