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    WE HAVE A VIRUS!!!!

    Just had a call from reception......

    "........we have a virus on the network.........."
    "........OK, what did Sophos say..................."
    "........Sophos can't find it.........................."
    "........So how do you know you have a virus?"........
    "........Microsoft just phoned to say they have found a virus......they wanted to talk to you but you didn't answer the phone....."
    "........LOL REALLY!!......."
    "........Yeah, i just gave them your extension number and told the to call back............."



    [lol]Should i be worried[/lol]

    Just had to explain that it was a scam.......................
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    I'm guessing they won't be calling you back

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    I had a similar one, it was a web page that was showing. A virus warning. Thanks google!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    I had a similar one, it was a web page that was showing. A virus warning.
    We used to get those about once a week when we still had our RM Smartcache. I even circulated screenshots to staff titled "Why your computer doesn't have a virus", but people still routinely reported it until we switched to Smoothwall. Haven't had a single report since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    We used to get those about once a week when we still had our RM Smartcache. I even circulated screenshots to staff titled "Why your computer doesn't have a virus", but people still routinely reported it until we switched to Smoothwall. Haven't had a single report since.
    I'd not thought about that until you mentioned it, but we're the same - the fake Windows XP explorer window with the pop up in the middle, used to love walking all the way across site to close the tab and patiently explain that it's fine. Just one more reason to love the Smoothie, then.

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    I get those calls all the time at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    I get those calls all the time at home.
    Tell them you use linux and hear them squirm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs_mjs View Post
    Tell them you use linux and hear them squirm...
    Slightly old thread.....

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    LOl thread Zombie!

    I was slightly confused when i got an email notification.......... they never did phone back..... MS support these days lol

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    Yep had one of those the other day - receptionist (bless her) called me up. I said ok - ask the guy on the phone which one of the 350 or so PCs we have has the virus. The call was abruptly terminated.

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    We had one on our DDI line yesterday. My colleague played them along for about 15 minutes on speakerphone. When she asked what version of Windows he was using and he replied "Windows 7 Vista" I had to leave the room

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