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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My computer was attacked!


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!

12 comments:

...Mrs.P! said...

Oh no! That really sux! I hope you find a good program. Those nasty little buggers are everywhere these days. I use Trend Micro Security Pro and its pretty good.

Too Many Hats said...

That's the pits. I cannot beleive you had to buy another computer, that is really bad.

Missy said...

been there done that. Had to reformat from scratch. You know, mine wouldn't even read the Windows disk to reformat. I had to write DOS code to get mine to format and THEN read the windows disk.... Sucks butt. I feel for ya

ForeverRhonda said...

Oh no! That is terrible. Can't you take it to a computer smart type nerd person? NO OFFENSE TO NERDS!!! Because srsly I love nerds! My home computer won't read disks, it never has..it's like it doesn't even recognize there is a disk drive. But that's probably because I set something up wrong. I'm completely non-tekky. :(

Hadassah said...

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Peace.

DUTA said...

Several weeks ago I wrote a post entitled: "Malware..Brrrr" describing how I was attacked one day by malware.

In short, I phoned to Microsoft technical support and they emailed me immediately an anti-malware software that did the job of getting rid of the intruder.

The Bumbles said...

I had the Blue Screen of Death once and had to use the Windows disk to reformat all over again. And this was on a new laptop with Trend AV and a separate Spyware program. Back up, back up, back up. You never know when things will go kaput - but at least you can easily restore your stuff with a back up. Better luck this time with the new digs.

miriama said...

I hate it when my computer dies or has problems because I am computer illiterate. I hope things work out for you.

Shawn Michel de Montaigne said...

Grab yourself some AVGuard. It's $60, the license is good for two years, and it's the shit, I'm telling you. I'm in my fourth year with it and I couldn't be happier; it was recommended to me by a major tech geek who makes a grand living fixing computers.

Hope this finds you well this evening ...

Farmers Wife said...

Similiar happened to me and it took a long time to fix...at the shop...

Tee said...

Hey Sue! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog so I could find you. What an inspiration you are - full time school and grandkids!

E. Sheppard said...

I can't wait to add your blog to my blog list. I am now following via Google. What a story. Sorry that it happened to you. It reminds me of when my hard disk crashed. Now I backup online at My Other Drive.