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MS says W10 is "immune" to ransomware and describes what seized Google on my desktop

as a "tech support scam", 

This one claims to be Google "protecting" the user and shows a 'tech support" number to call,

presumably to be offered an opportunity to buy software to liberate Google.

Inasmuch as I have Google, Firefox, Edge, and IE  on my taskbar,  I stopped using Google for

for a couple of weeks and looked then at it.

Apparently because I didn't bite, the bug moved on with no action taken. 

 

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artuk

Windows Defender will generally remove this type of  malware.

 

It's often a web page that occupies full screen mode and claims to be something that requires intervention.

 

Close the browser, restart the machine, manually run Defender, or let it run by itself, it will be gone.

No anti virus software traps this type of  internet malware that I know of, but it's generally benign and comes to your pc as malware from a hosted website, it's actually java script but doesn't  do any harm.

I recommend running a deep scan on your pc using Defender or your chosen security software to prove it.

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farrell

Thanks for your observations artuk;I usually approve Defender's offer of scans.

I am satisfied that my desktop's Google is "clean" now.

My seldom-used W10 laptop is now under my desktop's keyboard ready to go.

As I was typing this, Defender announced a completed scan with no detected threats.

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