Like everyone, I love looking around Facebook. All the cute cats (yes, I am a cat crazy person), good luck stories, bad luck stories, stories and pictures of friends and family – absolutely everything that is out there for the world to see!
The other night I decided to read a “feel good story” – next thing I know a man is telling me through my speakers that my computer has been blocked!
He tells me that I can’t shut the browser or my computer will shut down and never start again and that I need to contact Microsoft immediately before I lose everything.
Well blow me down with a feather – I decided to tempt fate and all that there is holy – I CLOSED THE BROWSER!
What happened next just took my breath away – NOTHING! Why did nothing happen? I have ESET Internet Security and it grabbed the trojan as it was trying to access my computer and deleted the file. No Harm, No Foul! It did pop up a really nice image that “could have been” Microsoft – but it wasn’t
Beware what you click on when surfing the net. It can look harmless enough – but is it really ?
I use a couple of things to keep my (and my clients) computers safe – Addons to my browsers
WOT – Web of Trust – it works like a traffic light – showing what the rating of the websites are.
- Green – Safe
- Amber – Be Careful
- Red – STOP!!
ABP – Adblock Plus – stops those annoying Pop-Ups – but it can sometimes block good popups too – so you do need to be aware!