Here's another scam to avoid:
Yesterday I got a phone call from somebody saying they knew I was having pc problems because Windows had asked them to get in touch re a firewall problem. Told me to switch on my pc and they'd sort it out. Talked through the Windows management system, told me I had dozens of viruses and then said they were connecting me to their technician but first I'd have to run a file. Up pops a programme called "Let me in" , 30 days free trial etc. Asked the bloke just what this had to do with Windows and why had he told me it was a no-charge job for them. Bloke then asks me if I want my problems solving or not. I repeat "Are you Windows or not?" Bloke wuffles on again about "just download the file". I cut him off. "Let me in" tuns out to be from an Indian call centre and pure scam. You get a bill for £185. Windows state they will never contact anyone by phone. Barstewards.
Microsoft , you mean..
just say you run "slackware linux" , that shuts these kinda folk up.
if yr still having virus type / 'firewall keeps getting turned off' style jip run the previously mentioned on your other thread "antimalwarebytes" clears up loadsa crap.
theres a big horrible botnet rootkit style thing doing the rounds recently thats stumping the shit out of these av programs cos it infects the boot record of the hard disk (which is pretty retro) kinda meaning it loads before winders does.
its a bastard to shift.
i think you need to run a specific stand alone tool to shift it.
dual boot with ubuntu or summat For The Win.