Beware of this Windows 11 fake Download

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Microsoft has made an official announcement last week that it will present its Windows 11 operating system to the world on by November this year and also made it public that all laptops that have compatible hardware and software components will be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10.

That means, all those systems running on Windows 10 OS and having a basic 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage and a 64-bit processor will be eligible for an upgrade for free of cost.

Now to those who are not familiar with your PCs hardware components, here’s an update that might grab your attention. The Satya Nadella led company will offer an online tool that can be downloaded and used to check whether a device is eligible for Windows 11 upgrade from a Win 10 OS or not.

Just open ‘www.microsoft.com/window-11 on your browser and then click on the download button that will be embossed on the check compatibility feature.

Then download a software called Windows PC Health Check and follow the instructions that will help you detect whether a device is compatible with Windows 11 upgrade or not.

Note 1– From the past 4 days, several websites have emerged on Google claiming to offer a free tool to online users that will help check the compatibility of the device for a Win 11 update. Remember, all such online resources will lead you to scams and malware infections that could spell a disaster to you’re a device on a permanent note.

Note 2– On request from the Engineers of Microsoft, Google authorities scrapped all such fake websites within a few hours of their emergence. So, the cyber crooks circulated messages on Telegram and WhatsApp groups about apps that might help in finding whether a device is eligible for a Microsoft Windows 11 upgrade or not. But in reality, such apps and websites are being distributed with malicious intent- only to make money through clicks, by circulating malware onto desktops and laptops and to mine crypto on the infected device; all without the knowledge of the owner thereafter. So, please be aware of such fake apps and websites that promise Windows 11 download for free.

Note 3– Microsoft is apparently planning for Windows 11 released date on September 9th, 2021.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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