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Thread: Be very cautious...

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    Be very cautious...

    I just spent a small fortune having my computer fixed because I was hit by a virus. So, please be very cautious when going on to web-sites such as Pinterest etc. Some of the "pins" may be infected and when you click on to get a recipe or pattern, whatever, you end up infecting your computer. Also, don't think that because you have Norton you're safe. That's what I had and as it was explained to me, they can only protect against known viruses. So, be careful!

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    Super Member MartiMorga's Avatar
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    Good advice, but there is so much of it out there, you never know where it will come from. It is such a shame that all that knowledge and talent isn't used for something worthwhile.
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    Super Member ontheriver's Avatar
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    They are everywhere! Used to have problems with my PC, now have a Mac and not once in 4 years so far, knock on wood. Will never go back to PC.

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    Super Member nygal's Avatar
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    Thanks for the warning.
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

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    Senior Member Sally J's Avatar
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    Because I use a Mac (safe so far) when I go to a possible virus site a message comes up that the website is unsafe. That all being said, hackers are now going so far as to write code to infect Macs so the future may not be so safe. Thanks for posting this thread

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    A son of a quilt buddy works for a computer repair shop. He said they Google how to remove what ever virus is on the computer and follow the directions. It's faster then using one of the virus programs. He said most of the viruses get on computers using out of date browsers. He recommends using Carbonite to save all your photos and files even if your computer hard drives blows up or gets stolen you still have them.
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    Super Member ptquilts's Avatar
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    I use Mimedia AND Dropbox, they do the same thing (back up files) but I feel safer with two!! Both free, BTW.

    One thing I learned, when you get something popping up that you don't know what it is (might say Security Alert or whatever) Do NOT click on the "X" to close it - that is how the bad stuff gets into your computer. Go to Task Manager (Ctrl + Alt + Del) and shut it down from there. Still hard for me to remember to do that.

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    Thanks for the tip - my virus scan runs every evening so hopefully it will be OK. I use Microsoft Essentials - a free virus scan. It comes highly recommended and is the only one that my DD school allows on their PC. She is a MAC girl now.
    Central Maryland

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    Junior Member brendaln's Avatar
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    Same here. Never once did we get a virus on our MAC.

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    I've been there and learned a valuable lesson, use Carbonite to backup important files and use nothing but Webroot Secure Anywhere which has the anti virus, spyware and everything in one. The others like norton and Mcafee don't hold a candle to it. You can buy and download right on line or buy at most Walmart stores or best buy. I've done computer work for 20 years and it has never failed me. I've had people go against my recommendation only to come back at some point in the future to have me fix their computer and install Webroot. It will give you peace of mind with the Webroot and Carbonite combo.

    Good luck!

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