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    I got the same darn thing Saturday! Anyone know where we are getting it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrspete
    Bless your heart. I had that to happen, too. Boy, it makes me firey mad. Reminds me of the kid in the neighborhood who burst your basketball cause he can't play. Hackers needs their pants dusted - the hard way!

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    Ruth
    Ruth, you always make me laugh!!! What I think about these hackers is that they need a REAL hobby! You don't see any of us doing this nonsense!! hee hee :D
    By the way, Ruth, you are a blessing to the board! HUGS

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    They are so frustrating. Why do people do things like that.

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    One got my hubby he clicked on a suite and it send him to another and before he could cut it off BAM the virus shut the computer down. He knows how to debug and had it up and running in time, but this usually happen to my computer . I have set up a bogus email address in my address book so it can not be passed on. It has to start with "a" agh127@aol.com this is a bogus address.

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    I was searching for quilt patterns this morning, and Norton stopped 3 sites from downloading due to detecting a virus. When I went to look at the details, they were listed as a high risk, too.
    It seems that bogus quilt sites are very popular now as a means to give us unwanted bugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I was searching for quilt patterns this morning, and Norton stopped 3 sites from downloading due to detecting a virus. When I went to look at the details, they were listed as a high risk, too.
    It seems that bogus quilt sites are very popular now as a means to give us unwanted bugs.
    And here I was thinking of doing the online Shop Hop. Uhhhh I believe I will not do that right now.
    :thumbup:

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    That happened to me back the last week of April and my SIL walked my through it, too. He had set up a remote assistance link for me 'cause he is 540 miles from me, and I was barely able to get him a few days later when I finally got my email to come up. He installed a malware anti-virus something. The first time I ran it, it found 15 viruses. I ran it again in a couple days 'cause my computer wasn't acting just as it should and it found 6 more viruses. My computer was old anyway, but I had to keep using it for awhile until I had the money to get a new one, which I got Aug. 5. I can't believe what I was putting up with on my old one.

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    We use AVAST and it will sound an alarm, the bio-hazard symbol pops up and a friendly voice comes out the speakers saying a virus has been detected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramof6
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I was searching for quilt patterns this morning, and Norton stopped 3 sites from downloading due to detecting a virus. When I went to look at the details, they were listed as a high risk, too.
    It seems that bogus quilt sites are very popular now as a means to give us unwanted bugs.
    And here I was thinking of doing the online Shop Hop. Uhhhh I believe I will not do that right now.
    :thumbup:
    I have never had trouble of this nature on the shop hops. This was when I was doing independent searches for quilt and block patterns. :D:D:D

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    I switched to Google Chrome Browser. It's great. No spyware or virus get through it online. The smart phones use the same type browser software, spyware or virus will ruin the smart phone market so it has to work. Google has great computer free programs to really make it one click to do anything. I have an email button on my browser that I click and my email window pops up with a new compose message window addressed to myself. I copy and paste what ever I want to save from a website and send it to myself or anyone, with one click.

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