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Hello, I'm hoping somebody can help. My father got tricked this afternoon into buying a $500 tech support contract with remote support from the company Affixhub. I wasn't around when it happened or else this wouldn't have happened, but now I get to play superman, with your help of course! Here is what happened from what he told me.
He was on the internet and email when a realistic popup came up that locked him out of accessing anything else on the computer and told him he had a virus and to call a number (1-800-210-0464). When he called the number a "tech" took remote access of his system and installed Symantec and some remote assistance link to click. I've deleted the software and Symantec and am battling with them to get his money back, but in the mean time I'm paranoid...
I called Symantec and they said they are definitely a company that has scammed people and that they ARE NOT authorized resellers even though the website claims they are.
Who knows if they installed keyloggers, backdoors, etc etc. Can you please help me to ensure my computer is clean?
The computer seems to be running fine but who really knows.
Thank you so much!
Windows 7 home premium
64 bit operating system