It has come to powersolution’s attention that a FAKE Microsoft Windows 11 installer is being distributed online.
How this fraudulent Windows 11 installer malware works:
A file gives the illusion of a legitimate Windows 11 installation tool. Instead, it is malware is designed to infect unsuspecting users’ systems.
The malicios file invokes a series of installers that resemble an ordinary installation wizard, including a license agreement.
If you observe this malicious Windows 11 installation file, do not attempt to open or execute it, and please use the best cybersecurity precautions to protect your business and data.
Updates for any Microsoft product should only be installed through Microsoft Windows Updates built into Windows. Typically, Windows will install updates automatically notifying the user after the update is complete.
Only starting next Tuesday, October 5, 2011, you can buy a new PC with Windows 11 already installed, or get a free download for existing Windows users.
Windows 11 is designed for secure hybrid processes, that are still familiar for IT services company or department to install, update and manage.
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Two quick tech tips:
- If you are handling the upgrade by yourself, powersolution.com advises users to navigate directly to the official vendor website (of any software you are looking to install). Manually type the URL into the browser instead of clicking on links from unverified sources, no matter how legitimate they look.
- Your Anti-virus should be set to auto-update its virus definitions. Threats like fake installations should be spotted by most modern, up-to-date antivirus products.