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Old 08-04-2016, 01:28 PM
 
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They occasionally pop up like today when I was viewing my email. The sign that popped up asked if I wanted to continue. Does that mean that someone is hacked into my email or what? I pushed the yes button. What would you have done? Should a person ignore the alert and continue?
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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It depends on the Alert. We cannot answer that without knowing exactly what the message was and what it was from.
Was it from Windows? Windows Defender? Malware?
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:54 PM
 
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It also depends on the email program, your mail provider and so forth. Many alerts are based on blacklists. When I see them, I usually pay attention, since there is so much malware out there, not to mention hacked or spoofed email accounts, and poisoned links or attachments.
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:05 PM
 
Location: East Central Florida
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If there is a link in the alert, do not click on it. It could download malware into your computer.
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I would pay attention to the alert.
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