Ids there a way of clearing this manually, must be? Then I can tell the cold calling call centres where to go, it would feel nice!
Also is it good to clear now and then? worth doing?
( I go to start>right click on computer>left click on Manange>system tools>event viewer>administration events.
Totally and completely ignore the cold callers. They have no knowledge of the content of your PC whatsoever. Whatever they tell you is complete rubbish. If anything were needed CCleaner will do it it as robinofloxley says.
As preinstalled Windows doesn't even rate being able to ask Microsoft a question, the idea of them calling me personally was quite surreal! (Let alone calling again & again).
If I can be bothered to speak to this scammer at all, I find becoming a bit deaf quite effective.
If I ever had time to kill, I'd then agree to 'start it up', take the phone with me and start something noisy, like a tractor (it would need several attempts and plenty of hammer-blows, of course).
Or 'start up' an old computer I've known (such as a 1980s Dos one), follow his instructions & describe what's happening.
I echo Compumac "Totally and completely ignore the cold callers. They have no knowledge of the content of your PC whatsoever" and also add they are criminals trying to scam you, they didn't know you had a pc until you told them. If they know your name it prob came from a phone book/internet list that they got hold of.
I'm with the tps (telephone pref system) you can sue them, but can't get their details or phone number to get them. So for now I might even say, "hello Dorset Police Centre, how can I help with your emergency"