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Viet - Computer Tech, Computer Support Specialist
Category: Computer
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Experience:  Ten years of computer support. Microsoft MCP & CompTIA A+ certifications. Windows 10 8 7 Vista XP etc.
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A message on my PC said "Serious malfunction has been

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A message on my PC said "Serious malfunction has been detected with Windows 10 and your MicroEdge 393. Do not shutdown or restart. Doing so maylead to data loss and possible failure...' I should call(###) ###-#### Is this a valid message from Microsoft?
JA: Just to clarify, what's the exact model of your computer? And what operating system are you running?
Customer: It is a HP Pavillion Touchsmart running windows 10. not sure if AMD
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you want the computer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: please confirm telephune # isvalid
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 9 months ago.


I'm sorry about the issue. No, that is a scam. It is a fake popup message. Please do not call that number, and do not follow any instruction int it.

Can you please shut down / restart the computer and check?

Please reply at the box below to continue. Thank you,

Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 9 months ago.

Usually, shutting down / restarting the computer would resolve this issue.

- If needed, press and hold the Power on / off button on the computer for about 10 seconds, then turn it back on and check.

- If needed, after the computer is back on, then open the Internet, then when the internet page come up, close it (and/or close all the tabs if shown) right away, then re-open the Internet and check.

Please type at the box below, then click on the Send button below to communicate with me, so I can help further. Thank you,