Posted 04 September 2008 - 12:43 PM
This morning I was suddenly told that I had about a million viruses and spyware on my PC. I could not get rid of the so-called checks. I was panicking and I was in a hurry to go to an appointment so I clicked on 'download antispycheck'. (I KNOW - I'm an idiot but I'mnot really PC literate and didn't know what else to do). Anyway I (naturally) reached a page asking me to pay for the programme and because I didn't want to leave home without having got rid of the spyware, I gave my card details (yes...stupid). Twice, after I clicked on 'pay now' I was taken to 'page not found'. In the end, because I HAD to leave the house, I switched off and went.
Later on, I was paying for my MOT and my card was declined so I rang them up to ask why and sure enough, it was because of the 2 payments that 'antispycheck' had taken from my account (for twice as much as I had agreed BTW!). My card people had said it was suspicious (not half!).
Anyway, when I got home I switched on and still had the virus /spyware warnings so in the end I restored the PC to an earlier date and it went away. I then had an email from 'antispycheck' thanking me for my business. There were lots of links to click on but I resisted. I googled 'antispycheck' and all that came up were warnings and 'how to un-install'...I realise that it is malware and want to get rid of it but I'm too scared to click on anything in case I'm making matters worse and adding even more bad stuff to my PC.
What can I do?
I'd be grateful for any help.