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Fake web page

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A fake Microsoft web page appeared full screen, no task bars etc, on my computer, with a repetitious (unnerving) announcement that my computer was frozen, to phone for Microsoft assistant to help me immediately, and not turn the machine off and on. They apparently used my IP address to find I was in Australia, and inserted an Australian number on the page, but the voice was not Australian. They were going to guide me through unfreezing the computer. I actually thought it was frozen, with no visible means of doing anything and the repetitious voice continuing on and on. I did phone, so that's not the full story, but since I did nothing more it appears I have no damage, but am very relieved that Malwarebytes (free) are now adding protection against invasive web pages.
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