The other day, I was innocently entering giveaways on my laptop when up popped a program called Malware Defender. The pop-up wouldn't X out and kept telling me I was infected. Then I got several more pop-ups inviting me to send them money for them to get rid of the pop-ups. These pop-ups took over my whole computer-they even overwrote my McAfee program. I cannot even start my computer in safe mode to attempt to fix it. I then got a rash of little pornography shortcuts on my desktop. I don't have any idea what program I opened to cause this, but my laptop is toast. I had to buy another laptop and now I am afraid to open anything for fear it will happen again. I am researching virus protection and hopefully this will never happen again-it could get expensive!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Posted by sweetsue at 10:49 PM