(WICHITA, Kan.) — When a hacker wants to give you a virus, in the past they'd usually email you a link and hope you click on it. Or they'll embed it in a suspicious looking ad or pop-up. But now that email filters are getting more advanced, fewer infected links are getting through.
Now, they're taking a more proactive approach. We've gotten some calls from people who say they're getting calls at home. According to one viewer, the caller claimed to be from Microsoft and said his computer had a virus and they needed to go to a website to clean it up. Thankfully, the viewer hung up on this caller.
If you ever get a call from someone you don't know who says your computer has a virus, please don't believe him. None of the big computer companies, including Microsoft, Apple, Google and others, make unsolicited phone calls.