I am posting this so you all know about what is happening in the hacker / scam world. I literally just got a phone call from (234567895) a man who had an Indian accent saying he worked for some tech company and they had gotten a report from my computer which showed it had been infected. He asked me to turn on my computer so he could help me fix it.
I told him I would not do that, and that I would run a virus scan and malware scan. I said, “Hey, if you are being honest that’s great, but I don’t know you from Adam, and I’m not going to let you have access or change anything on my computer.” I then did a quick search on bing “got a phone call saying my computer was infected scam”, I went to these pages:
It’s a scam. Microsoft or some tech company is NOT going to call you up out of the blue to help you with a virus. You will look them up when you pc doesn’t work.
I do highly recommend a good firewall, antivirus program like AVG and a malware program like malwarbytes. I also use CCleaner to keep my system running.
Don’t ever give out your personal data to some person who calls you out of the blue, emails you, or offers to fix something for you which you have not requested any help with because you could lose your identity, bank accounts and credit.
Note the number 2347895. 234 is the country code for Nigeria where a lot of scams come from. DO NOT ACCEPT ANY CALLS FROM 234 unless you have business with them.