How do I block access to these scammers?

Al 09/04/2018. 7 answers
Computers & Internet Security

I got a phone call from some one allegedly from Microsoft telling me I have malware. I downloaded a program which gave them access to my computer. Some of my friends think this was a scammer. If indeed, it was a scammer, could they access my computer anytime they want now? How do I stop them? I forgot the name of...

7 Answers

Smokies Hiker 09/06/2018.

Now that you know you were likely scammed and there is likely a hidden program on your computer that allows this "organization" to take control of your computer and settings for their advantage, take it to a local computer repair shop and explain what you did and ask them to hopefully find the program or completely remove your Windows edition and restore your Windows OS, programs and files. It may cost you some money, but it could get even more expensive if these people get into your financial files or steal your credit card information and/or other personal identification. Let this be a lesson to never turn the control of your computer over to any stranger unless you instigate the process yourself because you have a problem. These types of scams happen all the time, so you must be careful. Just be sure you have a professional computer repair shop go over your computer to get it back under your control. And just know that Microsoft will never contact you out of the blue! And you can't "block" these types of calls, you just need to either ignore an unfamiliar number or hang up immediately.

Goranko Ilić 09/15/2018.

Don't pay attention on them!

Anonymous 09/06/2018.

Microsoft doesn't phone in those cases.

Pearl L 09/06/2018.

i wouldnt believe thenn, ive gotten calls like that too but if youre worried about it just change your password so they cant get into it

James 09/06/2018.

Microsoft does not call you - ever. It was a scammer. They took remote access to convince you something was wrong. Everything they showed you was normal. You can remove that remote access software. They only wanted to take your money. They could have deleted all your files or locked you out of your computer in exchange for extortion.

Greg 09/06/2018.

You can find new software installed by date. NOBODY legitimate is going to contact you out of the blue and want your login info or access to your computer. NOBODY. You are at serious risk. Are you as stupid as Hillary's Chief of Staff?

Charlesetta 09/06/2018.

This is too stupid to be true. But, that’s probably why it is. - Download Hi-Res Songs

1 Martin Garrix

Yottabyte flac

Martin Garrix. 2018. Writer: Martin Garrix.
2 Dyro

Latency flac

Dyro. 2018. Writer: Martin Garrix;Dyro.
3 Martin Garrix

Access flac

Martin Garrix. 2018. Writer: Martin Garrix.
4 Alan Walker

Diamond Heart flac

Alan Walker. 2018. Writer: Alan Walker;Sophia Somajo;Mood Melodies;James Njie;Thomas Troelsen;Kristoffer Haugan;Edvard Normann;Anders Froen;Gunnar Greve;Yann Bargain;Victor Verpillat;Fredrik Borch Olsen.
5 Sia

I'm Still Here flac

Sia. 2018. Writer: Sia.
6 Bradley Cooper

Shallow flac

Bradley Cooper. 2018. Writer: Andrew Wyatt;Anthony Rossomando;Mark Ronson;Lady Gaga.
7 Cardi B

Taki Taki flac

Cardi B. 2018. Writer: Bava;Juan Vasquez;Vicente Saavedra;Jordan Thorpe;DJ Snake;Ozuna;Cardi B;Selena Gomez.
8 Blinders

Breach (Walk Alone) flac

Blinders. 2018. Writer: Dewain Whitmore;Ilsey Juber;Blinders;Martin Garrix.
9 Halsey

Without Me flac

Halsey. 2018. Writer: Halsey;Delacey;Louis Bell;Amy Allen;Justin Timberlake;Timbaland;Scott Storch.
10 Lady Gaga

I'll Never Love Again flac

Lady Gaga. 2018. Writer: Benjamin Rice;Lady Gaga.
11 Mako

Rise flac

Mako. 2018. Writer: Riot Music Team;Mako;Justin Tranter.
12 Kelsea Ballerini

This Feeling flac

Kelsea Ballerini. 2018. Writer: Andrew Taggart;Alex Pall;Emily Warren.
13 Dewain Whitmore

Burn Out flac

Dewain Whitmore. 2018. Writer: Dewain Whitmore;Ilsey Juber;Emilio Behr;Martijn Garritsen.
14 Avril Lavigne

Head Above Water flac

Avril Lavigne. 2018. Writer: Stephan Moccio;Travis Clark;Avril Lavigne.
15 Lady Gaga

Look What I Found flac

Lady Gaga. 2018. Writer: DJ White Shadow;Nick Monson;Mark Nilan Jr;Lady Gaga.
16 Billie Eilish

When The Party's Over flac

Billie Eilish. 2018. Writer: Billie Eilish;FINNEAS.
17 Bradley Cooper

Always Remember Us This Way flac

Bradley Cooper. 2018. Writer: Lady Gaga;Dave Cobb.
18 Rita Ora

Let You Love Me flac

Rita Ora. 2018. Writer: Rita Ora.
19 Diplo

Electricity flac

Diplo. 2018. Writer: Diplo;Mark Ronson;Picard Brothers;Wynter Gordon;Romy Madley Croft;Florence Welch.
20 Charli XCX

1999 flac

Charli XCX. 2018. Writer: Charli XCX;Troye Sivan;Leland;Oscar Holter;Noonie Bao.