Is This A PC Scam or Legit?

vgkg

I keep getting this pop-up request to download this app (see pic belo. I don't want it or need it and not even sure what it is. It's been popping up about every 3 days or so and I just X it out, then it returns persistently. Is it legit? How do I get rid of it permanently? Thanks for any info.



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badabing2

Not a virus per se but it you didn't request it I'd uninstall

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WPS_Office


To gt rid of it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pInMS1vEmUo

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Richard (Vero Beach, Florida)

Yeah, it looks like a legitimate update, which you should let it do if you like it.

Myself, I'd uninstall it. It looks like the free version serves ads, which in my mind makes it not really free: https://kingsoftoffice.desk.com/customer/portal/questions/16323018-ads and https://www.wps.com/en-US/premium


I have MS Office 365 in Windows although I rarely use it. But I use the Terabyte of offsite storage. If I didn't care about the offsite storage, I'd use LibreOffice: https://www.libreoffice.org/

No ads, no nags to upgrade, etc. It's free, and open source. I use it daily in Linux.

Many, or possibly most Linux distros come with it preinstalled. Which is how I wound up using it.


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vgkg

Thanks guys! When I said that it keeps returning after I "X" it, I really meant to say that I click on "No". But it doesn't take No for an answer since it keeps returning. I did not request this app and it's vague on what it represents. When clicking onto "show more details" it only states something about it being software made in China and not much else about it's function.

As you may have guessed I'm a computer novice and use my "All-in-One" HP PC only for emailing, buying stuff online, and visiting forums like this, nothing else. Thanks again on the instructions on how to get rid of it, I'll get into that when time permits.

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