Over the past few months we have had an increasing number of calls relating to computer popups claiming that your computer has been infected and your personal details stolen. The popup asks you to call a number to rectify this. This is a scam and you defiantly do NOT want to call the number.
What should you do if you fall for the scam?If you fell for the scam and gave out your credit card number, you should call your credit card company right away and tell them what happened and attempt to reverse the charges. It is also advisable to have the credit card company issue you a new credit card so that the scammers can't attempt to rack up more charges on your card later.
So how does the "Your Computer Is Infected" scam get onto your computerMost times the "Your Computer is Infected" scam will pop up when you are visiting a bogus website. In some cases, however, it can be due to some form of malware infection or 3rd party software downloaded unknowingly.
So how can your remove the pop up and check computer for infections?
To close the "Your Computer is Infected" window, follow these steps: