Please take care a new malware threat has been made apparent to Pc Paramedics and that is you receive a pop up on your machine that says something along the lines of WINDOWS VIRUS WARNING !, Identify Theft And Hacking Possibilities, Contact Emergency Virus Support Now 0-800-051-3723.
These are now classed as microsoft tech support scams
Please whatever you do don’t follow through with ringing the number !! ITS A SCAM
These new Tech Support pop-ups are caused by an ad-supported extension for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. It is distributed through many monetisation platforms during installation. The malicious browser extension is usually added when you install other free software (download-managers / video recording /streaming, or PDF creators) that have them bundled into their installation.
When an adware extension is installed on your computer, whenever you will open a new tab within Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome, an ad from Tech Support Scam will pop-up.
The Tech Support pages are usually malicious websites which is used by your lovely cyber criminals to promote their own remote support services. The Tech Support Scam pop-up advertisement will tell you that your pc is infected and that you need to call their paid support services to remove the infection. This is a complete lie, and an attempt to make you pay $199 or £199 for their malware removal “services”. If you have rang them then you will have probably been told you have 50 or so infections and they will offer you a 1, 2, 5 or lifetime support for ridiculous amounts of your hard earned cash.
They will want to take remote control of your computer usually through a program called teamviewer.
Please just stay clear of them.
Please visit http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-tech-support-scam-popups/
They will guide you through the safe removal of the fake pop up.
For further information please contact Pc Paramedics on 0808 1 601 701
Pc Paramedics – Computer Repair Manchester, England – PC Paramedics, based in Manchester, England are proud to announce to be the first company in the United Kingdom which offers a completely mobile service for computer repair.
PC Paramedics prides itself on being one of the fastest and most efficient providers of PC Repair in Manchester. The majority of the computers brought into us can be repaired in the back of our service vehicles whilst we are driving around. This means that customers do not need to wait for their computer to be taken back to the office, this results in their computer or laptop being back in their hands sooner rather later. If you are in need of PC or Laptop Repair in Manchester, with PC Paramedics there is no need to take your computer to a repair shop. We will turn up at any time of the day, no matter what the weather and fix your computer for you. We are pleased to offer some of the most competitive rates in the city for home users, and the majority of repairs can be carried out there and then. Whilst the majority of the problems we deal with are related to hardware and software, we are able to deal with any computer problems within Manchester, all you need to do is give us a call.
PC Paramedics also offers a fully functional business service. Again, we are able to take on any PC Repair in Manchester job that comes our way, whether it is sorting out problems with a virus, identifying a faulty piece of hardware, laptop screen repair or setting up a simple wireless network. In addition to this, for business users we are able to supply and install top of the range computer hardware in bulk, design of larger networks as well as their installation and the creation of new computers to order. This is just a small sample of what business users are able to get, if you have a specific need then please do not hesitate to get in touch with the PC Paramedics team who will be more than happy to supply you with a quote for your work. Many of the employees of PC Paramedics hold the prestigious Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer qualification, which means they will be more than capable of taking on your repair job, no matter how complex you may think it is. About PC Paramedics The original idea for PC Paramedics was originally conceived by Mark Wyke back in 1997, but the idea did not come into fruition until May 2005. Since company formation, PC Paramedics have managed to get a firm grip on the computer repair in Manchester industry with a plethora of fantastic reviews coming from home users and business users. Now, with a return to the company’s roots, back on the road where they began, the customer base for PC Paramedics is only going to get bigger. They offer the most efficient service for computer repairs in the UK.