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No, Microsoft Windows Defender is free to protect you against any Trojan Viruses! If someone is phoning you, they are scammers. There is also stuff called 'RansomeWare', which is a program you inadvertently execute which puts a message onscreen that you have a virus and have to phone money to get rid of it. Often it is a easy as pressing CTRL, ALT, DELETE and closing it is Task Manager.

Trying to unmask the fake Microsoft support scammers! - Securelist

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Aug 4, 2012 - Now things started to get really fishy, they told me that the only solution for ... software which will protect me against viruses, malware, Trojans, hackers and other things. ..... If we keep them on the line then they are not calling someone else ...... For a year's protection at a cost of $199 so over $200 Canadian.

Tech Support Scams: Part 2 ' Consumer Information

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Jan 3, 2014 - they call whta suppost to be microsoft, your computer is infected, and they .... Last night I rec'd tel. call from Microsoft Tech who said I had serious Trojan virus and they .... Stayed on the call a long time trying to convince me I needed help. ... We keep receiving calls at the office from a man telling us he's from ...

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Nov 13, 2013 - She told me there was no Virus on my PC but I did have a Trojan Horse ..... I tried to tell her it was a scam but she had already given her bank card #. Iv tried .... They keep getting calls after they told the scammers/hackers to stop calling. ... They said they can not fix it until I buy this microsoft security software ... Trojan Virus that Microsoft keeps trying to sell me protective program for...

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You have a virus,worm,trojan,etc on your computer.
Keep tapping F8 to enter Safe Mode as the computer is starting.
Once you are in the Safe Mode then go to the following website and download,install and run the FREE Microsoft Safety Scanner.
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http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?tag=mncol

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