Careless click on hyperlink

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What steps should I take to protect myself.computer if I stupidly clicked on a hyperlink in an email which I suspect was bogus and made to look like it was from someone I know.
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Posted 2 years ago

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Official Response
Thank you for reporting this issue. Regarding your description, we suspect you just received a Phishing Email. You can refer to the online article from Microsoft Safety & Security Center below to learn more about Phishing Email.
How to recognize phishing email messages, links, or phone calls

For your safety, we suggest you change the password of your email and website accounts, then perform a full scan to check the safety of your computer. Here's a support page for the steps to perform a full scan:
Running a scan using Trend Micro Security software - see "Performing Quick Or Full Scan" section

Thanks and please let us know if you have more questions.

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