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Subject:  Re: Activate Windows? Date:  1/23/2019  10:24 AM
Author:  JeanDavid Number:  198774 of 202370

I'm suddenly seeing a msg in the lower right asking me to "Activate Windows" by going into the Settings area. I've been using WIN10 on this machine for maybe a year or so and not seen such a warning. What could be driving this and should I be concerned?

I am by no means an expert on Microsoft Windows, but I do have Windows 7 Professional on my machine, and have run Windows XP Home and Windows 95 on computers in the past.

I would be very concerned about this "Activate Windows" message. I would worry that it is some infernal pest that may result in your machine being compromised or worse. Make sure your virus scanner has checked this. Perhaps Malwarebytes should be run on it as well. Try very hard to find out if it came directly from Microsoft, and preferably find out what it does before using it.
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