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Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by durkinjt, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. durkinjt

    durkinjt Regular member

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    Just had a good one, bought Iobit Updater, when I was finished with the sale, was told to call a number to get registered (ever heard of that?), get this techie on the phone , who had me let him into my computer, and went on to try to tell me all the problems my rig had and that I could A: Bring it to a shop and have it tuned up, etc. , would cost about $500.00 or B: His company(I assume Avantquest) could do it for half the price online and I would have the service for 9 months at half the cost, before I hung up on him I let him in on the news that the computer is 2 days old! First time I had a scam like that happen, Iobit and Avanquest must be desperate.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    where did you buy it from as I just moved the thread from where you had it to now in "virus & spyware problems" forum as you now let that so called techie into your computer? have you heard of the "windows technical support" scam?
     
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    From Iobit/Avanquest, yes heard it for years , but never when buying a program online from a well known older company, over the years I have bought several products from them and never had this happen, I was not taken in, just was curious and went along with it to see where it was going. Sad to see what I thought was a decent company pull this.
     
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    The link you have shown is the one. From what I can gather Avanquest handles the finances for Iobit.
     
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    what anti-virus\anti-spyware programs do you have?
     
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    Was Avangate, not Avenquest, s
    I have Adaware, Malawarebytes, Advanced System Care Ultimate 8 (all registry programs disabled).
    orry
     
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    you should really look at getting an antivirus program to go with that.adaware is not the program it used to be,but i really like malwarebytes.its worth getting the premium version for the realtime protection.after having let that guy onto your computer it would be worth checking for malware.
     
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    Thanks Aldan, will do so ,what anti virus do you like?
     
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    been using avast free version for years and really like it.
     

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