What to do: microsoft scam where someone connects to PC remotely
Posted on 2016-08-01
Have a friend that fell for the scam where it has a number saying you have a virus and call 1-800-scams-u-now. The low life was able to get connected to their PC and showed my friend some random errors and passwords on a screen that popped up. Lucky for them when they asked for their credit card to pay a $250 clean up fee they did not do it and hung up. I had them power off the PC and unplug the network card to be safe until I can look at it.
From what I have read before the main scam is they try to get your credit card info. Is there anything else that they commonly infect your PC with when doing this scam?
Other than running security essentials, malware bytes, spy-bot S&D is there anything else I should run or check for?
This was on a windows 7 PC recently converted to windows 10.