Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Laptop got invaded by a phoney security page

Yeah! Dummy me.

I was looking for a place to buy a Kombucha Scoby and narrowed my search to somewhere near me. I clicked on a page that had an alleged video that proportedly would explain how it would be shipped.

When I cliked the play triangle, a window appeared telling me that I needed an 'active x' update or something like that. I have seen those before, and although we have all the necessary stuff, I thought this was some new update. I clicked and there it came! Immediately put a toolbar that had only two places to click and I did not want to do any more damage. It invaded my (DH's) laptop. It looked legitimate enough, but I just sensed that it wasn't.

Called #5--our computer brain--he did the remote thing and got rid of the toolbar, but upon restarting the computer I noticed it had left me two icons I had never seen before. #5 was very busy and could not do any more right then. When we went shopping we dropped off the laptop at #5's, he can 'fix' it when he has time.
The REAL alert program that we have, said that it had changed my default search engine, and who knows what else. Also it warned that the bad guy invader was capable of taking all necessary information out of my computer 'guts' Forbid it, Lord!

Boo hoo!

This is a mixture of a frustrated rant, and a head's up.
Just wanted to let you all know to be cautious, and if something doesn't seem right, leave it alone.

By the way, if any of you know of a LEGITIMATE Kombucha scoby source, leave me a comment.

I'll leave you with this:

"Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence."
Psa 91:3

In His hands, ^__^

1 comment:

SchnauzerMom said...

Something similar to that happened to my DH's computer. We had to take it to the shop and have it fixed. Very aggravating!