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Windows 7: Just had my first PC scam phonecall :D

06 Apr 2011   #41

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I really would like to do that!

I have one Windows 7 virtual machine running on Virtual PC using Undo Disk feature. I am extremely careful using this vm; I never go to any site or use any application that requires login (username) with that, I never read or send emails with that, I never enter any personal information on that vm. It's only used for testing purposes, and normally when I close it I choose Turn off and discard changes, which causes Undo Disk feature to restore vm to its original state, discarding all data and information that has changed.

It would really be interesting to let these criminals to do what they want to and then really analyze the vm, to see what they did or are doing with it. The vm is always connected to Internet using HotSpot Shield anonymous VPN proxy so they would not even get my IP.


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06 Apr 2011   #42

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

If someone called me with news that my computer had a virus, I would just tell them that if they were capable of detecting it, they would have been capable of removing it as well, without me having to do any work on my part to 'help' them.
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06 Apr 2011   #43

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

The first thing I would do if I received such a phone call is ask how they know about the problem to begin with.
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