Warning: Microsoft Support Scam ‘Freezes’ Chrome, Edge And Firefox Browsers — How To Defrost Them

Windows users are facing frozen web browsers as Microsoft support scammers employ new tactics to scare people into calling them

Technical support scams are nothing new, but oh boy are the fraudsters persistent. While this kind of criminal activity is most often associated with phone calls claiming to be from Microsoft and offering to clean your computer of non-existent malware, the scammers are always looking for new ways to con unwary users. Samuel P. Wang, a fraud researcher with Trend Micro, has uncovered a particularly convincing scam that is currently being exploited in the wild.

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