Sattva tells me that she has been getting messages about a security threat when she has accessed Wordcraft. Have any of you? I specifically pay for this site so that it will be safe for all of us, so I hate to see anyone having problems.
Nope. In fact, my anti-virus, Bitdefender, rates the site as "safe".
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Hi. As I told Kalleh, this was happening every time I clicked on to the site for awhile. I would do a system restore and check for viruses afterward. I was at a point where I thought I would have to give up coming, when it stopped happening. It kept saying that the threat came from somewhere in the UK. It gave me an address but I was never fast enough to catch it totally. I am just glad it stopped
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I was getting the same message a while ago (but not here) and I bought a program called Maware which ended all such warnings. It takes everything threatening out.
One problem I had involved Microsoft. I had a glitch with windows 10 installation and had to call them on a landline. They told me a tech would correct things if I called another number. To this day I can't figure out what happened but the yech took control of my computer, made my screen go bananas for some tine , then told meI was infected but he could fix it I thought that was nice of Microsoft and agreed. But the he asked which "plan" I wanted, ranging from $300 to $800. I told him what he could do, but found my screen locked. Eventually I rebooted, wich cleared the screen, but it kept happening till I got the malware.
And for weeks afterward I got calls offering to remedy the trouble they had caused.
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I had a similar thing happen, Proof.
I hope it wasn't because of our site, Sattva!
I suspect the "Microsoft" technician was a crook who took over your computer in order to swindle you. Microsoft is bad enough without THOSE guys!
Where did you get the landline number? There are dozens of scams where fake warnings pop up on your screen giving a number to call. As far as I know Microsoft don't offer any service similar to the one you described so my bet is that it was a fake warning, a fake number and a genuine scam.
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