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Windows 10 Upgrade Scam

How the scam works:

(with video below) Did you just receive an email recommending you to upgrade your browser to Windows 10? Sender's email address might be, so you might be tempted to do it since it seems to be legitimate. Variations of the email address above might also be used. Don't do the upgrade through the link they sent, the email you got is a dangerous scam that's spreading around nowadays the Internet.

If you download and run the "upgrade" file, install a ransomware virus that locks every file on your computer. To get the files back, you are asked to pay the hackers who made the virus. Very effective for them. Needless to say, don't do.

If you're condidering upgrading to Windows 10 with no problems, watch the video below to see how to prepare your computer for upgrading from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10.

How To Upgrade To Windows 10 Video

How to avoid:

You should know by now, never download and run unsolicited email attachments. This kind of scam happens every time a new program, browser or software is launched by the big companies. The real Windows 10 upgrade is done via h the white Windows icon in your taskbar's notification area, not email.

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