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I opened a suspicious email by mistake.  My computer immediately went to a page that said you have been infected and your email contacts, credit card numbers and bank account numbers and social security number have been read.  It purported to be a Microsoft site and said call this 800 number for instructions on how to get rid of the infection.  All the time a loud honking noise was going on.   The MS logo was a square, not wavy, so I did not do what it said to do.  Had a hard time closing it down, but did so.  Then I started getting bounce back emails that couldn't go thru.  I warned everyone I could not to open any emails from me that look suspicious.  I ran my Malware Bytes full scan, but it came up as finding no infection.  Do i still have a problem on my PC?  

 

 

 

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Hello and :welcome:

 

This is called Tech Support Scam and it happens to a lot of people. You can read more about it here:

https://blog.malwarebytes.org/threat-analysis/criminals/2016/05/the-hunt-for-tech-support-scammers/

If you didn't call any number and do not have any symptoms on your PC, then there is no need to worry about.

 

How to tell if your're infected with malware: https://blog.malwarebytes.org/101/2016/05/how-to-tell-if-youre-infected-with-malware/

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