Monday, August 11, 2014

Warning: Latest "Computer Problem" Pop-Ups are Viruses!

We received the following notice from our IT folks at work, so we thought we'd pass this along to ensure that you don't click on these fake pop-up ads that may appear on your computer. They contain viruses!

If you receive a pop-up message stating your computer has a problem (e.g., virus, your computer is infected, FakeAV, etc.) and you need to “call Tech Support Immediately,” please do not respond. These are bogus malicious social engineering attempts.  
These pop-ups often occur as a result of browsing legitimate websites, compromised with malware, which install these unwanted pop-ups.

WHAT TO DO: Do NOT call phone numbers provided in a pop-up displayed on your computer or respond to these notifications in any way.
Close the pop-up by clicking on the small “x” which is usually in the upper right corner of the pop-up.  Do not click on the “OK” button, as it may install more malware. 

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next