moderated Re: Spyware

Jessica D <jldail13@...>

What was the 800 number? 
The number to Microsoft accessibility is 800-936-5900.
If it wasn't that, its a scam. 
You should still call the number I provided above, to report it, and get help fixing it. 

On Apr 3, 2018, at 8:07 AM, John Doering <john.doering@...> wrote:


When surfing the web last night, I entered on a link and got a pop up window that stated Windows detected my system was attacked by spyware.  It stated the spyware was now stealing my credit card numbers, passwords, and the rest.  It also stated this verbally in a female voice with what sounded like a British accent.  It demanded that I call Microsoft at an 800 number it provided.  It also stated that if I closed the window without calling that Microsoft 800 number, Microsoft would to protect their system disable my IP address.

I never trust pop ups from the web so tried to close the window without success.  I then shut down my system, but when I powered back up the pop up came up again.  This time though, I was able to close the window.  I ran a  virus scan with Windows Defender and there were threats found.  I entered on the take action link and let it run its course.  I then ran MRT.exe which found nothing.  Then I shut down the system and have not started it since.  Keep your fingers crossed that it is gone when I power up.

For your information, I am sending this message from my work computer, so should not be infected. 

Has anyone heard of this and is the 800 number legit?

Any help would be appreciated.





John Doering

Administrative Pricing Specialist 

p. 414-778-3040 Ext 4063  t. 800-642-8778 f. 414-778-3392


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