Yahoo Mail is down right now, and scammers will take this opportunity to call you and say they're with Yahoo and log in to your computer - don't fall for it!
Keep track of Yahoo's status here: http://downdetector.com/status/yahoo-mail
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How to NOT clean your laptop
THIS IS A SCAM!
Have you ever seen this kind of popup? There's usually a popup box similar to the one pictured, saying things like "your computer is infected" and "your hard drive is going to be erased", always accompanied by a number to call. Sometimes when they really want to scare you, there will be an audio recording saying that your data will be erased unless you call the number.
If you call the number, the "technicians" will log into your computer, "fix" the issues, and... charge you up to $300. They may also infect your computer or install software that gives them remote access to your PC.
These popups do not mean your computer is infected at all. Websites outsource their ads, and those ad networks are what get hacked by scammers, and they create popup ads that look like virus alerts.
So, what do you do when you get these popups? Often times it will prevent you from exiting, so you'll have to force it to quit. To do that, simultaneously press Ctrl + Alt + Del, select Task Manager, highlight your web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.), and click End Task. You may want to run a virus scan just to be safe.
If you've fallen victim to this scam, let us check your PC for malicious software that may have been installed.
If you're ever unsure or think you might be infected, call us and we can help you out!
Is your important data backed up? Send us an email and we will schedule a remote session for this weekend to check your backup, at no charge. First come first serve, please email us and make sure your data is safe before the hurricane gets here!