Windows 10: Zeus virus (855-810-8537) Solved

  1.    09 Sep 2017 #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.
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  2.    09 Sep 2017 #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
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       09 Sep 2017 #3

    JohnM72 said: View Post
    ...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/
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  4.    09 Sep 2017 #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.

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       09 Sep 2017 #5

    JohnM72 said: View Post
    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.
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