Some people have complained immensely that they received an email or phone call, telling them that their computer has been infected by malware, mentioning that there is a severe problem with their computer. The funniest part of it all is that the caller offers to fix the problem for you, if only you will pay a reasonable amount of money.
Does this message look real to you? To tell you the truth, it is a pure scam, many worried people that don’t want their system to be affected by the virus have fallen victims to such a scam. Only what that scammer does is just to make up a problem with your computer and then take your money for a fix you don’t need. This is the benefit of this article; we will help you to know how to spot and avoid these fake tech support scam.
Deceits Of Tech Support Scammers
Tech support scammers use varieties of ways to convince you that your computer is infected with malware. Such scammers claim to be a Microsoft representative. They will tell you that they have identified a threat on your computer or that they have detected suspicious activities on your account.
They always say that your computer has a virus or a malware Or that someone is trying to gain access into your computer in your absence, they can also say that your computer is in need of optimization or update, then they will advise you that you need to get this problem fixed if you don’t want your computer to stop working. They inculcate fear in you by telling you that if you don’t fix the problem you might lose some of your valuable files like your photo or music.
Likewise, when you visit a dodgy site, you will notice that popups appear telling you that you have a virus on your system. The most annoying part of it all is that these popups will be cleverly design to look real window popups or error screen.
Response To A Tech Scammer
If it happens that you mistakenly called the phone number provided, two things will happen, firstly, the scammer will sell software to you, the software they say will fix the problem. You will be directed to a website of which you will insert your credit card and download the security software. After downloading the security software, it will do nothing only that it will give you a message telling you that your computer is now free from malware and to you, you think it has worked perfectly, the worst part of it all is that other time the software can actually install real malware into your computer.
Secondly, the scammer will tell you that they need to remote access into your computer they will urge you to give them real access to your computer while you are on phone, with that, they can now have in control of your computer. They pretend to be fixing your malware not knowing that they are installing software onto your computer which will be used to steal your credit card.
Come to think of it, can Microsoft contact you informing you of a problem with your computer? The answer is “NO” so, in that regards If someone calls you claiming to be a Microsoft representative, they are certainly lying. If you need a simple way to dictate malware your self you can make use of “Windows Defender in Windows 10”. Windows Defender in Windows 10 is a built-in suite which offers real-time protection and detection of malware.
Fight Against Malware problem
if you noticed that you have a malware on your computer, no need seeking for help outside, you can do it your self using the tools that are available online like “Malware-bytes”, better still you can use Microsoft free and official “Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool”.