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DakotaNZ
28-03-2016, 03:27 PM
Hi Guys, I had a pop up appear on my PC and it has stopped me from being able to use it (I'm on a different comp right now). It kept repeating that I may have a virus and to call 0800 444 374 asap. I am suspicious this could be a scam, I called the number (India, by the sounds of things) which says they are microsoft windows and that they would need to come in remotely on my computer to see what the problem is. I of course was very nervous about this and told him I would call back, he wasn't pushy so maybe it is legit, I tried looking up the 0800 number online though and couldn't find anything related to it. Does anyone know is this is a scam or not?

fred_fish
28-03-2016, 03:49 PM
Yes, it's a scam.

pcuser42
28-03-2016, 04:33 PM
Definitely a scam. No reputable antivirus software would make you call a number to fix your PC.

Also, Microsoft Windows is a product, not a company, so anyone claiming they're from "Windows" is lying. ;)

gary67
28-03-2016, 04:35 PM
Boot into safe mode to remove it I'm guessing