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Fake Windows 11 Installers are Being Used to Install Malware Onto User’s Computers

There is a malicious file named 86307_windows 11 build 21996.1 x64 + activator.exe. Based on the file name, people might guess that it contains Windows 11 build 21996.1. In addition, there are some things that will automatically activate Windows for you. It has a capacity of 1.75GB, so it seems reasonable to some people. It looks like a normal installer at first, and then a second installer, which calls itself a download manager. If you accept the included nonsense agreement, you will get a lot of malware.

This is an example, but there are other examples. This is not even surprising. Windows 11 can be used to test with Windows Insiders on the Dev channel without malware. However, Microsoft’s system requirements for the new operating system have increased significantly; you need the 8th generation Intel or AMD Zen 2 or newer processor. This allows people with older PCs to find alternative ways to install Windows 11.

If you are a bit smart, it is not impossible; we even wrote a guide. You can also use reliable sources to do this. However, using tools like UUP Dump to build an ISO is very time-consuming. Some people are looking for pre-made Windows 11 ISOs, and apparently, some of them have been injected with malware.

Malware can be anything, from adware to Trojan horse viruses. Adware is usually not very dangerous. It is just a type of malware designed to inject advertisements into your PC. If your machine is infected, the virus may be a bigger problem and it may be more difficult to remove.

Windows Defender does a good job of getting rid of these things. The only problem is that if you download Windows 11 from a suspicious source, you may have been set to click on a dozen warnings that appear, telling you not to install it.

This is very simple. For users who need Windows 11, just register your PC in the Windows Insider Program. If you really want an ISO, please wait a moment and Microsoft will provide it. If you can’t wait, use UUP Dump. If your PC is not supported, remember that Windows 10 will be supported until the end of 2025.

As expected, the new version of Microsoft fixes numerous bugs. According to the accompanying Windows Insider blog post, most of the fixes are focused on the File Explorer, taskbar, and settings menu. You can read all the errors in constructing the 22000.100 address in a Microsoft blog post.

As expected, the latest version of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build also contains many known issues. According to our statistics, there are more than 20 known issues with Build 22000.100, so we recommend reading these issues before trying the latest version of Windows 11 on your device.

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Amanda Bell

Amanda started Market Assessment because of her keen interest in space research, technology, and gadgets. She is an avid reader, technology enthusiast, and like to explore new places. Her passion for knowledge keeps him running all the time. A pure vegetarian, who believes in reincarnation & law of karma, and follows the philosophy of “Live and let others Live” because all living beings have the equal rights to the resources of this planet. She loves to write about technology and social issues on his blogs.

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