Windows 10: Boot password scam?

Discus and support Boot password scam? in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; When I was using my computer Monday 9/11/18 I got a big blue popup full screen the same color as my desktop screen allegedly from Microsoft stating I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by KarenHale1, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. KarenHale1 Win User

    Boot password scam?

    When I was using my computer Monday 9/11/18 I got a big blue popup full screen the same color as my desktop screen allegedly from Microsoft stating I needed to enter my product key. It instructed me to go onto a different computer to get the information from Microsoft (the popup occupied my entire screen. I followed the instructions and went on another computer to what appeared a legitimate Microsoft site (https and all) and got the information and entered it the big blue popup. It wanted me to create a password and check the boot settings. I changed one setting to only Microsoft can change boot settings and exited. Earlier in the day I had gotten a bunch of calls allegedly from Microsoft tech people ( showed up on landline caller ID) I knew these were scams and did not answer but my spouse gave me one he picked up and I told him loudly that it was a scam call and had him hang up. That night around 10:45 pm was when I got the boot popup. Was I scammed? If yes what should I do now.

    KarenHale1, Sep 14, 2018
  2. Solar-Eclipse Win User

    scam need to change password

    Complete scam.

    • Contact your financial institutions and tell them you were the victim of a scam and follow their recommendations
    • Clean install Windows 10 so that it formats and erases everything on your computer
    • Change all on-line passwords
    Solar-Eclipse, Sep 17, 2018
  3. ChevyOwner Win User
    OK, Password problem...Mint

    Reset forgotten/lost main user password in Linux Mint - Linux Mint Community
    You can reset your password following the next steps:

    • Reboot your computer / Turn your computer on.
    • Hold down the Shift key at the start of the boot process to enable the GNU GRUB boot menu (if it does not show)
    • Press ESC at the GNU GRUB prompt.
    • Press e for edit.
    • Use the Arrow keys to highlight the line that begins with kernel and press the e key.
    • Go to the very end of the line and add rw init=/bin/bash
    • Press Enter and then press b to boot your system.
    • Your system will boot up to a passwordless root shell.
    • Type in passwd yourusername
    • Set your new password.
    • Restart your system.
    ChevyOwner, Sep 17, 2018
  4. Namslas90 Win User

    Boot password scam?

    admin password?

    You can reset the Admin Password using Windows XP repair; See Here for step by step.

    *Toast :toast:
    Namslas90, Sep 17, 2018

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