Just a reminder to keep you safe while using the Internet:
- NO ONE from Microsoft will ever call you on the phone. Microsoft "licenses", their favorite tact, are not expiring. Hang up. Do not listen or respond. Hang up.
- Do not let ANYONE you didn't CALL yourself take control of your computer. And I don't mean calling the FAKE number that popped up in the middle of your screen. NEVER CALL THAT NUMBER.
- If a loud message and bells start screeching at you with a phone number to call SHUT OFF THE COMPUTER. Under no circumstances should you call the phone number. This is a scam. The noise and pop ups will stop once you shut off the computer and turn it back on. HOLD DOWN the power button to shut the computer off. Then turn it back on.
- NEVER give your credit card information to someone who calls you claiming that your computer is full of viruses. Another scam.