Bogus emails offering Windows 10

Important Notice

Computer News : The scam, which was discovered by Cisco's security team, sends users an email that appears to come from Microsoft. It asks users to download a file to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. But if you install the file, it actually puts something called ransomware on your computer.Look below for how the scam looks

Beware of Bogus emails offering Windows 10

A few users have reported receiving Windows 10 free upgrade email from unknown sources directing them to download Windows 10 for free from certain site and not from the official Microsoft website . Below is a few information posted in news outlets regarding Bogus emails offering Windows 10 that people have been getting in their inbox .From Pix11: Security researchers are warning about a wave of bogus spam emails with malicious attachments, labeled as if they’re legitimate copies of the new program.The attachments contain a “ransomware” program that, when opened, locks all the data on a computer and demands payment to release them.Researchers at Cisco Systems say the emails are designed to look like an official upgrade notice from Microsoft Corp., but several words have random, out-of-place letters and punctuation.Another important clue: Microsoft says its update mechanism provides computer owners with a notice on their screens — not via email — when a direct Internet download is available. Experts warn against clicking on files that come with unsolicited emails.

How to Protect yourself.

Microsoft is not upgrading computers to Windows 10 through email. If you get an email like this, then it's a scam. Period. Delete the email immediately.Windows 7 and Windows 8 users can upgrade to Windows 10 for free. As of June 29, Microsoft started sending notifications directly to the desktops of these users.It looks like this on Windows 7 , 8 and 8.1:

Windows 7 to Windows 10 Upgrade Notification

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