What happens when pressing Windows R?

They instruct you to press the Windows key and R to bring up the Run box on your system, and to enter commands to open Windows Event Viewer. The caller notes how many errors are listed (most of which are harmless) and uses the list as proof the computer is compromised.

Is there a Microsoft phone scam going around?

Is this call a scam? This is a scam. This is not a legitimate call from Microsoft. Neither Microsoft nor our partners make unsolicited phone calls (also known as cold calls) about your computer security or software fixes.

How do I stop Microsoft scam phone calls?

How to avoid the Microsoft scam?

  1. never give anyone access to your PC, laptop or tablet, unless you can confirm it’s a legitimate member of the computer support team with whom you are already a customer and have spoken to.
  2. never give anyone access to your personal details or disclose financial information.

What is window R?

The Windows + R will show you the “RUN” box where you can type commands to either pull up a program or go online. The Windows key is the one in the middle of CTRL and ALT on the lower left side. The R key is the one that is located between the “E” and “T” key.

What does Ctrl Windows D do?

Virtual Desktop Shortcuts

  1. Windows+Ctrl+D: Create a new virtual desktop and switch to it.
  2. Windows+Ctrl+F4: Close the current virtual desktop.
  3. Windows+Ctrl+Left/Right: Switch to the virtual desktop on the left or right.

How do I get rid of fake Microsoft virus Warning?

To remove the Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft, force close your web browser. Then go to the Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove the malicious app. Finally, go to Settings > Virus & threat protection and click Quick Scan. Close your web browser.

What is the use of window R?

Key combination Action
Ctrl+Windows logo key + F Search for computers (if you’re on a network)
Windows logo key + L Lock your computer or switch users
Windows logo key + R Open the Run dialog box
Windows logo key + T Cycle through programs on the Taskbar

What is Ctrl U used for?

Table of examples

Key combination Microsoft Windows/KDE/GNOME Unix (command line and programs using readline)
Ctrl + U Underline Cut text between beginning of line and cursor
Ctrl + V Paste Literal insert
Ctrl + W Close window or tab Cut previous word
Ctrl + X Cut Compound command

How to avoid the windows are scare tactics?

Step 1: scare tactics  I was instructed to press the “Windows” and “R” as in Robert keys together to get to the Windows Run dialog box. They then made me type a few more keys to open up Window’s Event Viewer: Figure 1: Run dialog and command to open Event Viewer

What happens if you answer a Microsoft phone call?

Sometime your caller ID will display a city and state. Once you answer the call, the person will tell you that they work for Microsoft and that your computer needs a software upgrade. If you give them access to your computer, they download a malicious program that can steal your personal information.

How to prove your computer is Windows key and R?

Nevertheless I was still very doubtful, so the heavily accented voice told me he would prove it was my computer causing the problem by telling me my PC’s license number. All I had to do was sit at the keyboard and press the Windows key and R at the same time and then enter some commands he would advise me of.

Are there any cold calls from Microsoft Tech Support?

For the uninitiated, we’ve already covered this subject before — for years now, these scammers have been cold-calling people, claiming to be from Microsoft, trying to convince them that their computer has viruses, and then asking the “customer” to pay them to fix the problem.