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August 28, 2017
4:17 pm
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RaginCajunScot
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How do you know if something is genuine or spam?

I get all kinds of notifications & popups about potential threats, PC needs cleaning, etc.

Just got one, for example, and looks legit:

“Microsoft Security Essentials

Attention !

This app detected a potential threat on your PC.

Click Clean PC to remove this threat.

Show Details / Clean Computer”

It’s orange & white – most MS stuff is Blue & White – I think!

I can send you a pic of it if you like.

Is there a litmus test for this stuff – after FB & msm – I’m paranoid about everything I didn’t send myself!!?;)

Thx!

jim, 1RCS

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Thanks!

Bon Chance!!
Jim, 1RCS

August 29, 2017
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Great question Jim!

As you know, a lot of this just comes from experience, BUT if the message comes from the lower right of your screen that means it’s from something in you System Tray – if it is a software you know you installed then I’d pay attention to it.

If it pops up in the middle of the screen – it’s very likely bogus.

August 29, 2017
6:47 pm
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RaginCajunScot
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Apologies if duplicate – but couldn’t find where to reply on ‘Smartphone’ version.

Awesome answer!

Thx!!

Thanks!

Bon Chance!!
Jim, 1RCS

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