Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Virus Scare


I had the biggest scare last weekend on my computer. Remember, I just bought a new notebook replacing my old one because there was something with the motherboard per the technician who diagnosed it. At first, the power just went off. Thinking that the problem was the power supply, I bought a new one but still nothing happened. When I took it to the technician, he told me that I will be spending around $300 to fix it. I made a decision to buy a new one instead. I added $200 more, I was able to get a better notebook with free anti malware software.

As I was telling you about last weekend, I was using this new computer and all of a sudden I got a message about a virus attack. I thought it was a legitimate update but when I clicked it, I just saw bars downloading some files on my computer. I immediately shut it off, waited for a few minutes and turn it back on. Thankfully, I was able to do it, then reboot my computer to a later date, run the anti malware and anti virus several times. I found 3 infected files and was able to get rid all of them. My notebook is virus free now. I can say that it really pays to keep all your anti malaware and virus protection softwares current and updated all the time. Sometimes viruses come as a legitimate email or updates, so be careful in clicking those things. If you don't know the sender, just ignore them.


Tita Beng Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Scary! I was told by a blogger buddy that my computer has malware and suggest that I remove it. I haven't worked on it yet as I have to ask the techy people here about it. I think I got to install anti-malware too asap.

Have a good day Alf!

Pearl Tuesday, March 29, 2011

good for you! last month or was it just early this month, we had to reformat my laptop because of those viruses...very nasty! it's good that you were able to turn yours off when it was still downloading. i got it from a website which promises to increase my traffic (I think the title was add URL)...don't ever open that one.

thesahmydotcom Wednesday, March 30, 2011

there is also this so-called Scareware, a message will pop-up from your screen and will warn you that your computer is infected and might as well download their program for free but upon downloading, they damage your Operating System. They seems so legit kaya di mo akalaing sila din yung attacker. Just my 2cents advise, invest in legit antivirus, in the long run, it's all worth it! have a nice day!

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