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Solved: web scam attack. SCAM

Discussion in 'General Security' started by jdemnyan1116, Jul 3, 2015.

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  1. jdemnyan1116

    jdemnyan1116 Thread Starter

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    I fixed the problem which was simple but here's the story. Wife was on Computer, all of a sudden a screen popped up stating that a problem with windows was found and that you cannot shut off or restart your computer as it may not(n) start up again. Now this message from Microsoft was very authentic looking, not a short paragraph but three paragraphs long, along with the instructions to call this number which is a microsoft teck number to get a fix for the problem. Very legit page, response number etc. Did not call cause it was to good to be real. Should of kept the phone number, but I forgot, it said if you call this number and if you do not get an answer, go to this website and it will tell you what to do. A little shaken but called a very tech person I know and he said that there is no way microsoft would know that, besides it would of come up earlier. Rebooted and nothing happened. Just a warning for anyone out there that there is a very authentic looking popup you get thats bad.
     
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    Some people who are trusting or naive continue to fall for it and get bilked out of hundreds of dollars.

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    Go here, then click the large blue "Download Now @ Bleeping Computer" button to download and save AdwCleaner.exe to your desktop.

    Close all open windows first, then double-click AdwCleaner.exe to load its main window.

    Click the "Scan" button, then allow the scanning process to finish.
    (Note: Several seconds may pass before the scanning process starts, so be patient.)

    Click the "Logfile" button.

    When the log appears, save it.

    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE log here.

    Note: After you submit the log, close AdwCleaner. If a warning appears, click "Yes".

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  3. jdemnyan1116

    jdemnyan1116 Thread Starter

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    I did not download or do anything with it, I was just giving a heads up to what I received. I ran SAS and MBAM, and also AVG afterwords to be sure but nothing showed up. Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

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    Glad to hear you didn't fall for their scam. (y)
     
  5. flavallee

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    Yeah, I'm aware that you didn't fall for it.
    I was just commenting on others.

    I'm glad to hear you ran MBAM and SAS, but you still might want to give ADW a try.
    It's good for finding and removing what the others don't.

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  6. RolandJS

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    SpywareBlaster and/or Spybot S&D 1.62 version will also help in keeping bad things away.
     
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