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Thinking of Upgrading to Windows 10? Be on the lookout for scams.

Windows 10 upgrading scam...beware!

Beware of a serious threat via a spam campaign spoofing Microsoft and ultimately dropping dangerous “Ransomware” on users’ computers. Researchers at Cisco TALOS said on Friday they spotted spam carrying an attachment from an email address in Thailand spoofing update at Microsoft.com. Users who download and execute the files inside the zip archive are hit by the CTB-Locker brand of ransomware. The spam emails may trick victims into thinking this is their notification from Microsoft to upgrade; legitimate upgrades are done via download, not email, Microsoft said. If you see an email similar to the one above, DO NOT DOWNLOAD.
Rhode Island PC is currently offering a SAFE UPGRADE SERVICE for Windows 10. We will first clean out your computer of any existing malware/viruses, and tune up your computer prior to upgrading, ensuring a smooth upgrade experience. Additionally, we back up your computer and keep the backup image on file for 30 days should you change your mind about Windows 10 and wish to roll back to Windows 7/8. CALL TODAY to schedule an appointment, (401) 484-7870.

Author is Gene Allsworth, owner of Rhode Island PC.  Rhode Island PC has an office at 7630 Post Rd next to the North Kingstown Blog.  Their website is www.rhodeislandpc.com

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