Advertisement

There's no such thing as a stupid question, but they're the easiest to answer.
Login
Search

Advertisement

General Security General Security
Search Search
Search for:
Tech Support Guy > > >

Has anyone heard of ALPEMIX


(!)

paulboca's Avatar
paulboca paulboca is offline
Member with 43 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
16-Jan-2013, 06:32 PM #1
Has anyone heard of ALPEMIX
Received a phone call from someone claiming that I had problems with my computer and he is going to fix it. That I should download alpemix.exe and run the program. Does anyone know if this is legit (I doubt it)?
etaf's Avatar
etaf   (Wayne) etaf is online now
Computer Specs
Moderator with 49,891 posts.
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Surrey, UK
Experience: Intermediate
16-Jan-2013, 06:37 PM #2
its a scam
in the UK been going on for years and they claim to be from

BT
MS
Windows

they usally use AMMYY which has a remote tool - so they can gain access and load the PC with virus/malware- they also show you the errors and ask for money to fix, one of my clients they wanted to send an engineer around for £300

They often drop a time bomb malware on the PC- which then later brings up a message - in UK with a police notice and it asks for a fee to unlock

noone is going to call you and tell you they have seen issues on your PC over the phone line

Quote:
Has anyone heard of ALPEMIX
having said all that - I have not heard of them and it maybe something different in the US

But it looks like the same thing a remote software to gain access to your PC

and the company is usually legit - they just use the software

this is what AMMYY has put on their website
http://www.ammyy.com/en/admin_mu.html

if you search AMMYY on google - you will see lots of info about this scam
__________________
Wayne
Please let us know what the final solution was to any problem posted
Miya's Avatar
Miya Miya is offline
Member with 14 posts.
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Experience: Intermediate
21-Jan-2013, 10:09 AM #3
Hang up on them or better yet ask a TON of dumb questions . Or just tell them to hang on and lay the phone down walk away and let them just wait and wait and wait.
As Seen On

BBC, Reader's Digest, PC Magazine, Today Show, Money Magazine
WELCOME TO TECH SUPPORT GUY!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.


(clock)
THIS THREAD HAS EXPIRED.
Are you having the same problem? We have volunteers ready to answer your question, but first you'll have to join for free. Need help getting started? Check out our Welcome Guide.

Search Tech Support Guy

Find the solution to your
computer problem!




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


WELCOME
You Are Using: Server ID
Trusted Website Back to the Top ↑