Tech Tip from Dunwoody PC

by Adam Freedman
Dunwoodoy PC

Windows, Mac and Norton/McAfee/Amazon Emails

Don’t be one of the first…

If you have a newer Windows computer, you are probably getting notified that you can upgrade to Windows 11.  Do not upgrade, yet.  Windows 11 doesn’t give you anything that Windows 10 does.  Windows 10 will still be supported until 2025.  There are a lot of bugs that still need to figured out.   If you’ve already upgraded to Windows 11 keep in mind that the collective troubleshooting world is not caught up to you yet but we will and you will be fine.  The same goes for Mac OS Monterey.  This was just released.   Don’t upgrade, yet.  But, if you have an older Mac (pre-2015), it doesn’t matter, you might not even be able to upgrade to those versions and it might be time to upgrade your Mac.  On the iPhone front, I have safely upgraded to iOS 15.1.1 on my iPhone 12 and feel ok with it.  If you can’t upgrade to iOS 15, it’s time for a new phone.  

All those emails that tell you that you’ve just bought an antivirus subscription are fake.

I need to be careful in my description here.   Because of SPAM filters, if I say the wrong thing, this whole email that is supposed to help you will be deleted by your SPAM filter.   Thanks, Big Brother!  Anyways, let’s try it.  If you get an email from what looks like McAfee or Norton that says that you’ve just paid money for an antivirus subscription and they thank you and if you have a problem you can call them to fix it, THEY ARE LYING.   They are bad guys.   The email is a hoax and the phone number will connect you with the bad guys.  They will want to get onto your computer, get into your bank accounts, and move money from you to them.   I’ve had two cases recently where one was for $119,000 and the other $125,000.   These guys are good, they are convincing, but they are also fake.   If you get an email like this, delete it.  Do not call them.   Tell your parents not call them.   If you are not sure, forward me the email and let me tell you they are fake.

All those emails that tell you that you’ve just got an Amazon order (and you didn’t order anything) are fake.

Same goes here, guys.   There’s a number, you call it, you give them your credit card info, and now you’re in trouble.   If you get these emails, forward them to me and I will tell you fake or not.  And trust me when I say they almost all are fake.