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Old 21 June 2012, 11:56   #1
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Phone calls regarding viruses malicious viruses on my computer.

Anyone else getting these calls from India... hello my name is Michael... its never Gupta is it this is not a sales call but an advisory call regarding viruses on my computer. Microsoft have informed us that I have some malicious viruses on my computer and if I go onto my pc now he can guide me through it. Is anyone else receiving these calls ?? Now I'm no computer expert but there is no way I would allow Gupt...erm Michael into my pc.
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Old 21 June 2012, 12:01   #2
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Yes, I have been having two such calls per week now for about two months.
I interrupt them after 3/4 words and say "I am not interested please delete my phone number from your database" and hang up. Do not wait for ANY reply.
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If you check the drop down menu here, I think you'll find that I, I mean Michael was actually Anjali.

You should be more trusting Kerny
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I think you'll find that I, I mean Michael was actually Anjali.
sounds more like umgali to me mate
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sounds more like umgali to me mate
We got one on monday, said he was from microsoft, saying our comp had been sending fault codes, it has'nt been turned on for over a month lol, so I kept him on the line till he got fed up lol.
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The father in law has had a few of these calls and again its someone claiming to be from Microsoft and that the computer is curently infected with a virus. They explained that if they follow their instructions they can clean the computer over the phone.

My father in law on the third call simply said ok, give me a couple of minutes to fire it up, then left the phone on the table in the lounge. After a few minutes he picked the phone up and said its still loading hang on.... Again he put the phone down and waited. After a few more minutes the caller had given up and hopefully wont call back.
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The father in law has had a few of these calls and again its someone claiming to be from Microsoft and that the computer is curently infected with a virus. They explained that if they follow their instructions they can clean the computer over the phone.

My father in law on the third call simply said ok, give me a couple of minutes to fire it up, then left the phone on the table in the lounge. After a few minutes he picked the phone up and said its still loading hang on.... Again he put the phone down and waited. After a few more minutes the caller had given up and hopefully wont call back.
Damn windows boots up sooooooo slow lol
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The father in law has had a few of these calls and again its someone claiming to be from Microsoft and that the computer is curently infected with a virus. They explained that if they follow their instructions they can clean the computer over the phone.

My father in law on the third call simply said ok, give me a couple of minutes to fire it up, then left the phone on the table in the lounge. After a few minutes he picked the phone up and said its still loading hang on.... Again he put the phone down and waited. After a few more minutes the caller had given up and hopefully wont call back.
They would more than likely pass you on to another line called the Virtual Doctor, they take over your computer and clear any virus and software issue's that might be there.
They offer 24hr cover if you agree to a contract with them i know some one that use's them to look after there business computers and they are good they maintain your computer and keep it running as if its new and not expensive so i was told. If its the same 1 Virtual Doctor they are okay

I was told they are UK based but like everyone else use mumbai calling 1st
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They would more than likely pass you on to another line called the Virtual Doctor, they take over your computer and clear any virus and software issue's that might be there.
They offer 24hr cover if you agree to a contract with them i know some one that use's them to look after there business computers and they are good they maintain your computer and keep it running as if its new and not expensive so i was told. If its the same 1 Virtual Doctor they are okay

I was told they are UK based but like everyone else use mumbi calling 1st
Fair one, i have to say though, i still wouldnt trust a cold caller.

I simply let Norton check the computer daily and if it goes wrong pop it into the chap in the town who sorts it all out.

Having said all that i did use Nortons online help once and had a chap from America online sorting out an issue which worked perfectly.
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They would more than likely pass you on to another line called the Virtual Doctor, they take over your computer and clear any virus and software issue's that might be there.
They offer 24hr cover if you agree to a contract with them i know some one that use's them to look after there business computers and they are good they maintain your computer and keep it running as if its new and not expensive so i was told. If its the same 1 Virtual Doctor they are okay

I was told they are UK based but like everyone else use mumbi calling 1st
Some companys are ok until you decide not to go ahead with the contract or you try delete the programe and it then takes a load of other programs with it as a (sour grapes )issue usually you dont know about anything until you discover later your disc defrag wont work ,
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