A constant plague on the population of home computer users is the tech support/computer infection scam. Basically when someone calls you saying your computer is infected, or when a popup suddenly appears on your screen warning about an infection, you can be sure it’s a scam. The fact of the matter is that tech companies don’t contact you. They want you to buy their products of course, but if you have a problem you are supposed to call them. Tech companies do not keep staff on hand hunting around for problems on peoples’ machines.
Of course there are a few exceptions. If you pay for a security program to monitor your computer then occasionally you will get a warning message saying that a site is suspicious or a download could be dangerous. These messages will always identify themselves as the security program you are subscribed to, and they will always be a message, never a person.∞∞∞ >>> Read the rest