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#1 purdybread

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 06:09 AM

Hi,

I sat down this morning to clear some spyware from a machine for a friend, a task that I seem to get given quite often these days :thumbsup:

The only difference this time is that he has bought and registered "Advanced Antivirus"

My question is how serious is this? does he have a high risk that his card will be used again for fraud?

I dont want to scare him but should he cancel his card?

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#2 E-Mu

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:06 AM

Hi,

Use the instructions here to remove Advanced Antivirus.

I would tell you friend to speak to his card company/bank and inform them that his details have fallen into the wrong hands, they may keep an eye on the account to watch for any fraudulent activity or just cancel the card altogether and issue a replacement. Do This Immediately - even if they didn't use his details its better to be safe than sorry!
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#3 purdybread

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 08:24 AM

OK, Thanks for the reply.

Cleaned as per instructions

I will advise him to contact back, Always better to be cautious when it comes to money I suppose :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 09:17 AM

I will advise him to contact back, Always better to be cautious when it comes to money I suppose :thumbsup:


The way i see it in this case is if you advise him of the possible dangers and make him aware who could have access to his details and therefore money, it is then his responsibility what actions he takes on that information. Im sure he's sensible enough to take the needed actions.
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