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PC was hit with the 3 1/2 year old MicroSoft scam that locked up my computer.  However, I had gotten the 1-year Geek Squad contract through Best Buy when I bought the 15" MacBook Pro in September, and all of my computers are covered under the policy.  I called the Geek Squad, and the fellow unlocked the computer and then another check it for viruses, updates, etc.  I am glad I bought the contract, as I've already reaped more in benefits than the contract cost.?

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3 minutes ago, bikeman564™ said:

never heard of it

Me either until my wife came to me this morning because she had some weird messages on the screen, both written and vocal.

Rebooting the machine, which they warned not to do, did not help, as all the messages returned and computer was still locked upon reboot.

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I've had similar experiences on several occasions.  I was always able to get rid of it by shutting down and restarting.  I then delete all cookies and temp files, just to be sure.  Sometimes, you can use Task Manager to kill those types of screens.  Not sure if that works on the Microsoft scam popup.

I also get regular phone calls (I got one today) from "Microsoft" telling me that they owe me some money and that I need to call them right away.  I don't understand how this stuff persists for so long.  Why don't the Feds track these people down?

 

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1 hour ago, Road Runner said:

I've had similar experiences on several occasions.  I was always able to get rid of it by shutting down and restarting.  I then delete all cookies and temp files, just to be sure.  Sometimes, you can use Task Manager to kill those types of screens.  Not sure if that works on the Microsoft scam popup.

I also get regular phone calls (I got one today) from "Microsoft" telling me that they owe me some money and that I need to call them right away.  I don't understand how this stuff persists for so long.  Why don't the Feds track these people down?

 

They are usually operating in another country.

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