MSN showing malware ads


I was setting up a new machine on Friday and I started Edge to download some applications that were needed.

It showed the MSN start page, as usual. I accidentally clicked on one of the stories on the MSN page (remote control with Teamviewer lagged) and it opened up the story, which was dominated with an “ad” showing a Windows 10 dialogbox style image, saying that Windows 10 was damaged and needed resetting and an OK button.

I quickly pressed Ctrl+W until all browser windows were closed and the AV scan afterwards showed now infection.

But WTF? Why is Microsoft’s default homepage pushing malware at its users?

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