Q&A Did windows defender just lock me out?

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porkpiehat

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not quite sure where to post this, but I was browsing album covers, I clicked on a pic to get a close up, and windows defender went crazy.... locked my computer up, audible alerts, flashing screen, and a warning message telling me not to switch off, or reboot, but to phone a certain phone number to get assistance in how to recover the computer. Something in the back of my mind told me not ring the number, so I rebooted.... everything seems fine, so my question is... is this legit, or the actions of a virus? looking into history I found the offending link, and security centre error... any advice really would be welcome... cheers.
 
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