Today has been a nightmare! There were so many things that I wanted to write about on my blog today, but, I couldn't get on the net!
"Gee, why not?" you may ask. Do you wonder the reason? Didn't we pay our Internet provider bill? Or may-be there was a power outage, or Internet outage? Nope. May-be someone in my family needed to use the computer? Nope.
So, what happened?
Well, I turned on the computer, the same as usual, when all of a sudden a program popped up, outlined in bright red and warned "Your computer may be infected!! Do you want to launch your anti-virus?" And before I could do anything, an anti-virus program popped up and started scanning, telling me that my computer was being attacked by multiple threats, including bankerfox!
Did you notice that I didn't say that my anti-virus popped up and started scanning? That's because it wasn't my anti-virus that popped up, but a malware, that somehow had attached itself to my computer that had popped up. It's name was Antivir Solution Pro, and it had some pretty nasty intentions. The next thing I knew, a window for Viagra had opened up, and another window with the web address of WWW.ADULT.COM was trying to open.
Antivir Solution Pro warned me," Don't you want to launch your anti-virus. " I clicked "no," and these are the reasons why:
1. Antivir Solution Pro is not an antivirus program. The viruses that it claims are on my computer are either not viruses, not on my computer, or both.
2. The many adult sites opening on my computer was to scare me that I had a virus, a horrible virus, and to buy their virus fighting program. By doing this, they not only would have gotten my money, they would have gotten my credit card number, my security code for that number, my name, address and phone number.
This is where I went to get rid of the malware : http://www.pcthreat.com/parasitebyid-9605en.html
and it was completely free!
However, this has taken literally, my whole day. And I even bought a bogus program because it's name was so similar to the program I wanted to buy. I was stressed, my computer wasn't working, and the family, concerned, kept asking me what was happening now?
I'm proud to say, not one cuss word, not even a mild one crossed my lips today though. If you've read my past blogs, you know I've discussed this before. I wasn't even thinking any. But I was thinking of what punishment virus and malware programmers deserve.
And it ain't pretty!