Fake news?

Fake news has been in the headlines recently but have you heard about fake windows system error messages?

These often pop up and fill your monitor screen when browsing a web page. They can look extremely convincing and are sometimes difficult to tell apart from a real system error screen or as they are often known as a  Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).

Which one of these is real in Windows 7?

Fake windows system error messagesAnd in Windows 10?

Fake windows system error messagesYes, in both caes the one without the telephone number is the real error. Official microsoft error messages will never contain a phone number so using this principle these others are also probably fake.