Zeus virus (855-810-8537)


  1. Posts : 32
    Win 10 Pro
       #1

    Zeus virus (855-810-8537)


    I just received this message. When I saw the 1-855 number I knew it was a scam. It was interesting it locked the key board (?) so I shut down hard and rebooted all seems OK and I can see my files. I don't think I have caused a problem. I am using Defender and win firewall. As soon as I tried to use the snipping tool it froze the key board so I just used my camera. I have been looking for a tool to scan my system. There are a couple of free ones I guess a little reading and with luck, I will pick one. There are a lot of suggestions on this thread.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Zeus virus (855-810-8537)-m_dsc_1595.jpg  
      My Computer

  2. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,030
    windows 10
       #2

    This is a scam and it normally doesnt download anything its just a web page so not a problem just scan with windows defended
      My Computer

  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 18,615
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    JohnM72 said:
    ...I have been looking for a tool to scan my system. There are a couple of free ones I guess a little reading and with luck, I will pick one...
    As Samuria said, it was probably just a web page pop-up. But if you want to scan AdwCleaner is a good one to start with.
    https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
      My Computers


  4. Posts : 32
    Win 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks Samuria & Bree


    I thought it was just a pop-up because it has happened before but not with this one. I checked/reviewed some of the 'Free' scanners and they were fine until they wanted $$ to remove the problems! Most of their issues were false positives! Again thanks for your responses.

    John
      My Computer

  5. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 18,615
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    JohnM72 said:
    I checked/reviewed some of the 'Free' scanners and they were fine until they wanted $$ to remove the problems!
    Yes, there are lots of these so-called scanners out there - scams mostly.
    AdwCleaner is not one of them, it's regularly recommended on these boards.
      My Computers


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:04.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums