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I have a box on my screen that states that my la[top may be

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I have a box on my screen that states that my la[top may be at risk and gives me a number to call. Who puts this on the computer? Is it put there by Toshiba?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Martin replied 1 year ago.
Hello Don and welcome!What you see on the screen is a typical online scam where after calling the number the person on the other side tries to get you to install their software and charge you for a yearly service. Sometimes they're real, most of the times they're fake but they're all equally as bad as they're usually overpriced and want to bill you $300 - $500Have you installed any new software lately that might have caused you to get the box?Please reply using the box below.Regards,Martin