Holey Moley! How many different ways can I get infected or mal-infected or bug infected or whatever.
My poor brother!
First, he had to come over to help us with our termite door and drippy faucet and then last night I got malwared! I've never even heard of malware.
All of a sudden a window on my computer came out and said it was my security system and started to scan my files telling me I was loaded with worms, Trojans and whatnots. It asked if I wanted to remove them. I clicked OK. (Seemed like a good thing to do.) Then it asked what credit card I wanted to use and gave me a Master Card or Visa option to click. Uh oh... my techie son-in-law, Ed had told me before not to open unknown files or click on strange things. I know, I know... OK, I was suspicious then and tried to close it but it wouldn't let me. Eventually all my programs refused to work. I had hot sweats and cold chills go up and down my back.
I called Dennis this morning and he said, "Arrrghhh! No, don't click on stuff like that." He said it was an evil Malware that popped up disguised as a security system and the more I clicked on it, the more it infected my computer. It was a good thing I didn't give my credit card number to remove the problem it had created. That would have potentially caused even more problems.
Dennis managed to somehow isolate whatever it was for now and added another Malware Prevention thing and has admonished me to religiously scan using the Ad-Aware, Malware, Virus check and Updates, etc.
But.... I'm up and running again... for now.
And to those creepy, nasty, horrible, no good, very bad guys who are making these infections, there is a special hot place just waiting for you...