Windows defender

  • 11 July 2020
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Why did Microsoft send me an email on 7/10/20 that said they automatically renewed my Microsoft Windows Defender Advanced Threat Account on 7/9/20  for  $299.99 because they supposedly were not able to reach me ?   I have no knowledge of such an account and they gave me 48 hours to cancel it at a telephone number which only says it does not receive text messages when I try to call to find out if the e-mail  is legit.


Best answer by TripleHelix 11 July 2020, 03:06

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It sounds like a scam to me!


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Share and implement the general tips on how to prevent malware infection.

It is also important to keep the following in mind:

  • Microsoft does not send unsolicited email messages or make unsolicited phone calls to request personal or financial information, or to fix your computer.

  • Any communication with Microsoft has to be initiated by you.

  • Don’t call the number in the pop-ups. Microsoft’s error and warning messages never include a phone number.

  • Download software only from official vendor websites or the Microsoft Store. Be wary of downloading software from third-party sites, as some of them might have been modified without the author’s knowledge to bundle support scam malware and other threats.