Windows Update problems: What went wrong? Microsoft says Windows Update DNS outage is fixed and things should return to normal for all customers soon. Microsoft says a “configuration error” in the Windows 10 News app was the cause of users seeing nonsensical notifications that made some of them think their machines had been infected with malware. Something went wrong last Friday at the Microsoft unit that oversees the Windows 10 News app. Windows 10 users on Reddit started to report seeing “weird” notifications from the Microsoft News app titled ‘My Movies’, accompanied by the message: “This is a test notification”. It was then followed by the dodgy-looking “Thsi test notification”. Some users also received a third notification, simply stating “Test Notification”. The notifications confused users who couldn’t tell whether it was just a mystery bug or a malware infection, prompting some to consider wiping their machines. A user on Microsoft’s answers forums was not impressed with Microsoft, demanding answers about how the messages could appear in the app when their Norton Security and Malwarebytes anti-malware systems had not detected any malware. “I do not subscribe to ANYTHING called “My Movies.” I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA how this GARBAGE ended up in my Microsoft News Notification area (in the little Notifications area on the right side of the Taskbar),” wrote saganized. “Would you please explain how this happened? If ANYONE should know, YOU should; it’s YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM. Has the Microsoft News Notifications feed been HACKED???? Are there any others who… [Read full story]
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