Windows 10: Is a "Microsoft account problem" popup legitimate?

Discus and support Is a "Microsoft account problem" popup legitimate? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; [https://imgur.com/69CvG1P] A week ago, this popup appeared on the notification panel (righthand side) on my laptop. I clicked it and it took me to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/emkay99, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. Is a "Microsoft account problem" popup legitimate?


    [https://imgur.com/69CvG1P]

    A week ago, this popup appeared on the notification panel (righthand side) on my laptop. I clicked it and it took me to "Accounts" in the Settings with the messge "Some of your accounts require attention," and below that a "FIX NOW" button. Clicked that, and I got a Windows Security popup -- "Making Sure It's You," with a request to type in my 4-digit PIN. Which I did. And the popup closed and said everything was taken care of. That was it.

    Now, I haven't changed my password in maybe a year (yeah, I know). And two days ago, I got exactly the same "accoiunt problem" popup. Which made me suspicious, so I just dismissed it from the notifications panel. But it's a persistent little bugger and it's back again this morning.

    So, does anyone here know? Is this a legitimate request from Windows? (In which case, what exactly is the "problem," since it accepted my PIN?) Or is this malware or some other invasive intrusion? MalwareBytes doesn't seem to notice it, so I dunno.

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    :)
     
    /u/emkay99, Sep 22, 2020
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  2. ninja750 Win User

    Microsoft account problem?

    I disabled shared experiences but the popup still come out at startup randomly
    next step I will try to log out from outlook since I use the same microsoft account, just noticed in that notification setup screen
     
    ninja750, Sep 22, 2020
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  3. Addie Win User
    Cannot link/add my Microsoft Account to Local Account

    Hello Ken,

    Im using Win10 Build 1607 with all latest update.

    I also run all related troubleshooters:
    • Windows Update
    • Store Apps (says i have to login in my microsoft account but thats the problem, i can't)
    • Microsoft Accounts

    No Problem found. Also the suggestions from Microsoft didnt helped.
     
    Addie, Sep 22, 2020
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  4. Is a "Microsoft account problem" popup legitimate?

    Popup message from Microsoft

    I have been receiving this popup message:

    "Microsoft account problem

    We need to fix your Microsoft account (most likely your password changed). Select here to fix it in Shared experiences settings."

    Is this a legitimate message or is it a scam?
     
    JohnSwinehart, Sep 22, 2020
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