This time, it doesn't seem to be as serious, thanks to my "in-house" computer techie.
He says the source of my virus is a website that put an 'ad' on my computer that falsely "warns" me that I might have a virus, hoping that I will purchase THEIR anti-virus program. How deceptive.
To be honest, I'm afraid to use my computer again.
I'm seriously considering purchasing another (Mac?) computer that belongs only to me....doesn't get shared by others in my family that unknowingly visit/download stuff from unknown sites.
In the past, computers got 'viruses' to corrupt information.
Nowadays, they get 'malware' or 'spyware' to STEAL information.
Yep, I backed up all my data. I've learned my lesson.
Meanwhile, I've been so happy to see the comments on my GIVEAWAY post...
(keep entering here daily to increase your chances of winning...you don't have to refer a friend; just leave a comment)
I've learned that I'm not alone ~ others have lost precious data, and family members close to them from ALS.
Thanks for the sweet comments....and referrals to my blog.
An added bonus is that those who are being referred to my blog are bloggers that I am also interested in following! What a sweet world the blogosphere is ~