zeus virus ??

Discussion in 'General Open Forum' started by Peahead, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Peahead

    Peahead Well-Known Member

    image.jpeg Can anyone provide advice on what to do when this sceen pops up on your omputer? Looks like a scam phone number so of course I will not call . I have Shaw's antivirous. ...
     
  2. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    Looks like malware to me
    Try downloading the following
    https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/
    you can get a free trial or buy it for around $30 a year...well worth it.
     
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  3. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeus_(malware)

    But read the discription. Teckies are using the threat to scam money for removing the virus-- that may not be present at all. and yes-- MalWarebites is worth installing. the free version is really pretty good.
     
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  4. Peahead

    Peahead Well-Known Member

    Ok fantastic - downloaded the free malwarebytes and all seems good. It removed 374 just "non-malware" threats and everything looks and works well. Thanks fogged in and Cuba Libre ! Awesome info! Looks like you were correct CL as there wasn't any big threat (virus) but just a brutal scam to get your credit card in attempt to charge you a wack of money for their BS "service"

    " Similarly to Koobface, Zeus has also been recently used to trick victims of tech support scams into giving the scam artists money through pop-up messages that claim the user has a virus when in reality they might have no viruses at all and the scammers may use programs like command prompt or event viewer to make the user assume otherwise.[4] "
     
  5. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    glad it worked out for you Peahead.
    I would suggest you keep Malware bytes free version going live and perhaps buy the Premium version for about $30 a year and it will give you real time protection
    I use it and it's worth the money in my opinion
     
  6. bigdogeh

    bigdogeh Well-Known Member

    also sometimes doing a "system restore" using an earlier date may fix those types of problems. costs nothing to try...
     

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