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a b $ Windows 7
July 11, 2012 4:11:51 PM

Anyone heard of them? Phoned to say they had detected Malware on my PC.... Directed to website microsoft.stacunited.com and asked to click on link Get Help Now which would have initiated the following
http://www.stacunited.com/Utilities/TeamViewer_Setup.***
(exe removed in case someone clicks it by mistake...)
Can't see anything untoward on Google, might be just another version of cold calling to sell their software. On the other hand, might download some REAL malware which they no doubt will volunteer to fix, at a cost...
Any thoughts??

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a b $ Windows 7
July 11, 2012 4:28:06 PM

No indication of any virus, AVG up to date etc. Has to be a scam I guess...
Had expected a variation on the theme where they get you to view the Event Log and tell you your PC is dying on its feet and needs 'Special Attention'...
a b $ Windows 7
July 11, 2012 4:37:38 PM

It looks like it is directing you to install Team Viewer; a program that will let others directly view/control your computer.

DO NOT INSTALL!

I have never heard of Microsoft phoning a Windows user and directing them to download anything.
These sorts of things are automatically handled through Microsoft's secure Windows Update server.
Disregard any further calls from anyone telling you to install software, they are most defiantly scammers!
a b $ Windows 7
July 11, 2012 4:41:50 PM

Definitely a scam. Team viewer if installed allows remote access to your computer. If possible, if you have a router - manually set the router to block anything from that IPaddress or domain name.

It sounds like they are trying to grab info off your computer.
a c 209 $ Windows 7
July 11, 2012 4:43:18 PM

Hey, what your phone#, I got a bridge to sell.
a c 417 $ Windows 7
July 11, 2012 4:45:11 PM

Microsoft.stacunited.com = SCAM
a b $ Windows 7
July 11, 2012 4:57:57 PM

rgd1101 said:
Hey, what your phone#, I got a bridge to sell.

Made from Ivy??
a c 417 $ Windows 7
July 11, 2012 5:07:01 PM

Microsoft.stacunited.com < = May i please take control of your computer!
a b $ Windows 7
July 11, 2012 5:40:11 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Microsoft.stacunited.com < = May i please take control of your computer!

Suspected as much. Neighbour got a similar call and ended up downloading a neat piece of software which shut her PC down after 5 minutes. They wanted £150 to 'cure' the fault...
At least if a few read this the word might spread to the unwary...
a b $ Windows 7
July 11, 2012 6:00:14 PM

huh. so it's a ransomware/scareware. they trick people into downloading the malware then hold the data hostage for money.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD SUCH PROGRAM.
IT IS A SCAM.
a b $ Windows 7
July 11, 2012 7:11:49 PM

Heh heh. if you google it the Tom's discussion appears at No.5, perhaps they'll defend themselves...
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