Each time I switch on my computer I am getting the following unrequested pop-up for some time now :-
User Account Control
Do you want this programme to make changes to your computer?
Programme Name: Microsoft Windows malicious Software Tool
Verified Publisher: Microsoft Windows
Issued To: Microsoft Windows
Issued By: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA
Valid From: 27/7/2014 to 23/1/2015
Programme Location: *C:\windows\System 32\MRT.exe''/R/RE
Reading the various Micosoft Community answers to similar questions, I am unsure as to whether this unrequested pop-up is genuine or fake.
I have also been getting monthly phone calls from persons claiming to be from Microsoft, warning that I have viruses on my computer and asking me to turn on my computer and follow their instructions. The police have advised that this is a scam.
So to play safe how do I stop this persistent pop-up which could also be a scam?