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Fake Windows 11 hits the market. Kaspersky, multinational anti-virus provider has warned PC users looking to try out Windows 11 early to stay well clear of unofficial downloads of the preview OS. Security research firm has discovered that many of its users were downloading versions of the Windows 11 preview build from sources other than Microsoft’s official website.

Kaspersky said that these downloads were often loaded with malware that attempted to infect computers on which they were installed. “A large portion of these threats consists of downloaders, whose task is to download and run other programs,” Kaspersky said.

“Those other programs can be very wide-ranging — from relatively harmless adware, which our solutions classify as not-a-virus, to full-fledged Trojans, password stealers, exploits, and other nasty stuff.”


To do this, open Settings, select “Update & Security”, and choose “Windows Insider Program“. You will have to opt for the Dev Channel to receive the latest available updates as quickly as possible.

It should be noted that preview versions under this channel are early builds that can be unstable. This means that you could be at risk of data loss, performance problems, or security flaws.

Source – Zimgazette

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