I just want to ask something about some scammer
someone called Us in home phone and they said they are Telstra technical support
and he said my computer have a virus. and if i dont do anything my computer will permanently terminated
and he said i need to do something like go to front of your computer
and i did what they said and
Click start and then click run and then type "eventwr" like that and they show me idk what that is
and then they said go to www.infosis.net and download teamviewer and i download it.
in this part i got noticed that they wil ask for
control key so i didnt give the control Key cuz they will able to control my PC
i didnt Give the control key i just download it and then i deleted it and then shut the homephone call.
do i need to worry about anything? are they now can control my pc or got connected to my computer?
can anyone help me about this issue?
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Hi Jose, well thank heavens you didn't take the last step that they were asking, to hand over a password/key etc. You did the right thing deleting that software that they asked you to load, so you should be ok.
Just for your own peace of mind, run your computer scanner, the antivirus scanner.
In future don't, repeat don't download anything that these creatures tell you to and hang up as soon as you realize they are scammers.
thank you mate
i hope i have nothing to worry
i deleted the **bleep** software that i downloaded
and then im going to run a full system scan and then registry fix errors for it.
i hope i dont have to worry about what will happen nxt..
anyway thanks mate cheers
No you should be OK, the main thing is that you brought the whole episode to halt when you did and have rid yourself of the software etc.
And make sure you do the full system scans, there shouldn't be anything there,
Personally I would be worried as they got you to download Teamviewer (a legitimate product that I use at work) from a site other than www.teamviewer.com. I would make sure that it is uninstalled and would be running my Virus scanner in safe mode from a USB stick to make sure it hasn't left anything nasty on your computer.
I had a call today from a woman saying she was from Telstra tech support.
She said someone had hacked into my computer and was sending thousands of scam messages from my account.
She kept referring to "the problems with your computer" although I have no problems with my computer.
She said if I didn't go through a process with her over the phone, my Internet connection would be terminated immediately and my "computer licence would be revoked". Computer licence? Huh?
She tried to start me on the process, by telling me to go to certain keys on my computer. It was evident she assumed I was on a PC, but I'm on a Mac. So she put me through to another "representative".
This guy was an out-and-out bully. He kept threatening me with loss of my Internet connection and "computer licence", he talked over me constantly, didn't listen to me, and when I complained about that he shouted "NO - YOU listen to ME!".
So I hung up on him.
Half an hour later, I note with relief that my Internet connection has not been terminated!
The scqmmers just won't give up. There must only be a handful of people left in Australia they haven't called yet.