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#1 global72


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:30 AM

Mod Edit:Moved to more appropriate forum.~~ boopme


I received a call last night claiming to be from Microsoft. The said I had a virus and I needed to allow remote access for them to fix it. This just happened to coincide with a call I made to a friend in IT 2 hours earlier because I thought I had a virus. So thinking it was him who referred them I allowed remote access. To make a long story short, about 10 minutes after allowing remote, something seemed off. So I disconnected from the remote access site and hung up. I researched it and found out its a scam. My questions are:

1. Is there anyway I can find out from my computer if a backup was performed?

2. If he attempted to backup my computer and I stopped it before it completed, will he be able to get partially downloaded data?

3. I've run scans and computer seems clean, and is running fine. Any suggestions on how to look deeper for more insiduous malware?

Edited by boopme, 13 September 2012 - 10:31 AM.

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