A user reports that they are repeatedly receiving alerts on their desktop stating their Windows system is infected with a virus and prompting them to call a toll-free number for assistance. What is the MOST likely explanation for these alerts?
The alerts are from the installed antivirus software indicating legitimate virus detection.
These are routine Windows system notifications for regular maintenance.
The system is likely infected with scareware, which is trying to deceive the user.
The Windows Action Center is reporting an incomplete system update process.