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  1. #1


    Georgia
    Posts : 110
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot

    Yoda Shield


    can anyonea dvise about yoda care or yoda shield antivirus?

    is this company legit?

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  2. #2


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    I ussually check software like this:

    1. It is not listed on Softpedia.
    2. Its website is not rated by WOT.
    3. It does not offer a trial version without payment, which could be scanned on virustotal.

    It claims to use Bitdefender engine, why not to use Bitdefender Free instead? I would sugest to avoid:

    My parents clicked on the 'you have been infected' message and ended up calling the number.
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  3. #3


    Georgia
    Posts : 110
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot


    Just as I thought, not my system though, someone I know fell for the scam, I pulled the plug on their internet connection mid stream while they were supposedly "fixing" the problem when I found out.

    They are in the process now of cancelling the transaction, changing passwords and all that other fun stuff.
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  4. #4


    You have to be careful nowadays, there are a lot of companies out there cold calling people, claiming to be affiliated with MS, telling them their PC is infected & offering "services" to clean it. The usual result is either they leave a trojan back door on your PC, install malware or they charge you for something you could have done yourself.

    Example: I recently encountered a couple who got a call from such a company, & paid over $150 for "services" to clean out/optimize their PC with their "special malware removal tool." The "Special tool" turned out the be Junkware Removal Tool, a cleaner that is absolutely free for anyone to download & use.

    I can't state with 100% certainty if this company is actually offering legit services or not since I know nothing about them. Some companies do offer valid services to aid senior citizens & people that aren't comfortable with technology. But for the most part, keep in mind these services connect to your PC remotely & anytime anyone does that, you are taking a risk. Especially if that connection is the result of someone calling you out of the blue saying your PC is infected.

    Anything that needs attention on your PC can be found in this forum & there are some excellent tutorials here. If you have any question, post the issue & someone will be happy to help you.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/
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  5. #5



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by edee View Post
    can anyonea dvise about yoda care or yoda shield antivirus?

    is this company legit?
    Source: https://blog.malwarebytes.org/tech-support-scams/


    Tech Support Blacklist

    This list is being updated on a regular basis from our own investigations as well as from tips we receive from our readers. There are two main objectives with that list:

    • To protect people who are about to call for tech support assistance and want to make sure the company has not already been listed.


    • To provide assistance to victims that have already been conned and are googling the phone number they called or company they interacted with.

    If a company is listed below, it meets at least one of the following criteria:
    Criteria:

    • #1 Pretends to be working for Microsoft or ‘Windows’.
    • #2 Uses misleading tactics to force a sale (see an example here).
    • #3 Finds viruses, malware or an infection on a perfectly clean system.
    • #4 Validates a fraudulent popup or page as legitimate (see an example here).

    List
    Company name and aliases: Microtek Support
    Website(s): microteksupport.com
    Phone number(s): 1-800-961-7506
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: LogMeIn: 880157
    Payment processor: N/A
    Price: $499
    Reason for blacklisting: #1,#2,#3,#4
    Incident date: 04/09/2015
    Incident ID: 0000039Company name and aliases: MyPCTech24
    Website(s): mypctech24.com
    Phone number(s): 1-888-831-6421
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: LogMeIn: 424826
    Payment processor: N/A
    Price: $299
    Reason for blacklisting: #1,#2,#3,#4
    Incident date: 02/10/2015
    Incident ID: 0000038Company name and aliases: Yoda Care
    Website(s)
    : yodacare.com
    Phone number(s): 1-877-228-1097
    Affiliate(s): fake pop up
    Remote control software: LogMeIn: 752681
    Payment processor: N/A
    Price: $320
    Reason for blacklisting: #1,#2,#3,#4
    Incident date: 01/23/2015
    Incident ID: 0000037

    Company name and aliases: OneBit IT
    Website(s)
    : onebitit.com
    Phone number(s): 1-844-663-2484
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: LogMeIn: 930301
    Payment processor: N/A
    Price: $350
    Reason for blacklisting: #3
    Incident date: 01/22/2015
    Incident ID: 0000036

    Company name and aliases: iTech Expert
    Website(s)
    : itechexpert.us
    Phone number(s): 1-844-823-6218
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: TeamViewer
    Payment processor: N/A
    Price: $369.99
    Reason for blacklisting: #1,#2,#3,#4
    Incident date: 01/12/2015
    Incident ID: 0000035

    Company name and aliases: Tech World Wide Helpdesk
    Website(s)
    : techworldwide.org
    Phone number(s): 1-844-774-9453
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: LogMeIn id# 157441
    Payment processor: N/A
    Price: $369.99
    Reason for blacklisting: #1,#2,#3,#4
    Incident date: 01/05/2015
    Incident ID: 0000034

    Company name and aliases: LiveTechOnCall, Live Tech On Call, AVIVO LLC
    Website(s)
    : livetechoncall.com
    Phone number(s): 1-888-456-7041
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: TeamViewer
    Payment processor: N/A
    Price: $509.97
    Reason for blacklisting: #1,#2,#3,#4
    Incident date: 12/10/2014
    Incident ID: 0000033

    Company name and aliases: American Tec Help
    Website(s)
    : americantechelp.com
    Phone number(s): 1-800-984-9830
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: LogMeIn:
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #1,#2,#3,#4
    Incident date: 11/06/2014
    Incident ID: 0000032

    Company name and aliases: ProcomSupport247
    Website(s)
    : procomsupport247.com
    Phone number(s): 1-866-456-2763
    Affiliate(s): techsupportnumber.us/online
    Remote control software: LogMeIn: 162225
    Payment processor: FreshBooks
    Reason for blacklisting: #1,#2,#3,#4
    Incident date: 09/04/2014
    Incident ID: 0000031

    Company name and aliases: Fast Fix 123
    Website(s)
    : fastfix123.com
    Phone number(s): 1-800-832-3088
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: N/A
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #3
    Incident date: 08/22/2014
    Incident ID: 0000030

    Company name and aliases: Cump Tech Media Pvt Ltd
    Website(s)
    : xevoke.com,onlineinstanthelp.com
    Phone number(s): 1-855-209-0559
    Affiliate(s): onlineinstanthelp.com/malwarebytes-us/download.html
    Remote control software: LogMeIn: 186024
    Payment processor: CheckOut LTD
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: 07/31/2014
    Incident ID: 0000029

    Company name and aliases: E-Racer Tech (Clean IT PC)
    Website(s)
    : e-racertech.com, cleanitpc.com
    Phone number(s): 1-855-486-1800, 1-877-648-7339
    Affiliate(s): error711971669.com
    Remote control software: LogMeIn: 432039
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #4
    Incident date: 05/28/2014
    Incident ID: 0000028

    Company name and aliases: Ecomputer Support
    Website(s)
    : ecomputersupport.net
    Phone number(s): 1-877-360-0594, 1-855-820-8680
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: LogMeIn: 432039
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: 07/23/2014
    Incident ID: 0000027

    Company name and aliases: OnVoiceSupport
    Website(s)
    : omgtechhelp.com
    Phone number(s): 855-316-8324
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: LogMeIn: 642695
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: 07/21/2014
    Incident ID: 0000026

    Company name and aliases: OMG Tech Help
    Website(s)
    : omgtechhelp.com
    Phone number(s): 855-316-8324
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: LogMeIn: 642695
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: 07/21/2014
    Incident ID: 0000025

    Company name and aliases: SysCare247
    Website(s)
    : syscare247.com
    Phone number(s): 213-260-2279
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: N/A
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: N/A
    Incident ID: 0000024

    Company name and aliases: 247 Support Experts
    Website(s)
    : 247supportexperts.com, 3wayhelp.com
    Phone number(s): 1-888-221-1582
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: LogMein: 146794
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: 07/14/2014
    Incident ID: 0000023

    Company name and aliases: Affiliated Help {no longer blacklisted)
    Incident ID: 0000022
    Note: Company is willing to clean up its act and has therefore been delisted.

    Company name and aliases: aolrisk
    Website(s)
    : aolrisk.com
    Phone number(s): 1-855-666-8849
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: LogMeIn: 770772
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: N/A
    Incident ID: 0000021

    Company name and aliases: Condis Services
    Website(s)
    : condiservices.com
    Phone number(s): 1-888-221-6490
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: ISL: 19834912
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: 06/17/2014
    Incident ID: 0000020

    Company name and aliases: PC Tech Clinic
    Website(s)
    : pctechclinic.com
    Phone number(s): 1-855-486-4411
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: LogMeIn: 152903
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: 06/17/2014
    Incident ID: 0000019

    Company name and aliases: Comlogic
    Website(s)
    : comlogicinc.com
    Phone number(s): 1-888-930-1033
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: N/A
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: N/A
    Incident ID: 0000018

    Company name and aliases: 1844desktop
    Website(s)
    : 1844desktop.com
    Phone number(s): 1-884-337-5867
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software:
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: N/A
    Incident ID: 0000017

    Company name and aliases: All In One Tech Support
    Website(s)
    : allinonetech.net, allinonetech.us
    Phone number(s): 1-800-487-9456
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software:
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: N/A
    Incident ID: 0000016

    Company name and aliases: Internet Security Protect
    Website(s)
    : internetsecurityprotect.com
    Phone number(s): (020)-3289-1596
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software:
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: N/A
    Incident ID: 0000015

    Company name and aliases: iMax Support
    Website(s)
    : imaxsupport.com, fix247.org
    Phone number(s): 1-800-247-0830
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software:
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: 03/25/2014
    Incident ID: 0000014

    Company name and aliases: TechFix Pro
    Website(s)
    : techfixpro.com
    Phone number(s): 1-888-768-0082
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software:
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: N/A
    Incident ID: 0000013

    Company name and aliases: Compute My PC
    Website(s)
    : computemypc.com
    Phone number(s): 1-800-356-7697
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software:
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: 01/31/2013
    Incident ID: 0000012

    Company name and aliases: iGennie
    Website(s)
    : igennie.net
    Phone number(s): 1-888-239-4339
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software:
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: 01/30/2013
    Incident ID: 0000011

    Company name and aliases: PC Toolkit Pro
    Website(s)
    : pctoolkitpro.com
    Phone number(s): 1-855-803-1370
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software:
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: N/A
    Incident ID: 0000010Company name and aliases: Click4Support
    Website(s)
    : lickforsupport.net, webtechmasterhelp.com, techsupportcenter.org, techsupportive.com
    Phone number(s): 1-855-668-8555
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: LogMeIn: 292242
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: 01/23/2013
    Incident ID: 0000009

    Company name and aliases: GBM Support
    Website(s)
    : gbmsupport.net
    Phone number(s): 1-800-492-3960
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: N/A
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: 01/23/2013
    Incident ID: 0000008

    Company name and aliases: MegaITSupport
    Website(s)
    : megaitsupport.com
    Phone number(s): 1-888-939-3618
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: N/A
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: 01/09/2013
    Incident ID: 0000007

    Company name and aliases: My Tech Gurus
    Website(s): mytechgurus.com
    Phone number(s): 1-866-587-1775
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: N/A
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: 12/11/2013
    Incident ID: 0000006

    Company name and aliases: PC Mask
    Website(s): pcmask.com
    Phone number(s): 1-877-385-1667
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: N/A
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: 11/28/2013
    Incident ID: 0000005

    Company name and aliases: PC Smart Care
    Website(s): pcsmartcare.com, pcsmartcare.us
    Phone number(s): 1-855-569-5945
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: N/A
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: 11/27/2013
    Incident ID: 0000004

    Company name and aliases: Speak Support
    Website(s): speaksupport.com, 121usa.com
    Phone number(s): 1-800-806-0768
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: N/A
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: 10/04/2013
    Incident ID: 0000003

    Company name and aliases: 365 Tech Help
    Website(s): 365techhelp.co/bng/slow-pc, fastsupport.com
    Phone number(s): 1-866-539-8804
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: N/A
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: 09/27/2013
    Incident ID: 0000002Company name and aliases: 24/7 PC Guard
    Website(s): 247pcguard.com
    Phone number(s): 1-888-855-7953
    Affiliate(s): N/A
    Remote control software: N/A
    Payment processor: N/A
    Reason for blacklisting: #2, #3
    Incident date: N/A
    Incident ID: 0000001

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