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oklahomadawn says:
Vicious Virus
Hi all, just wanted to let everyone know of a new virus that got me on Monday...it is a ransom virus which locks you out of your computer so you can't open any programs, files or get online. A page with the FBI logo (which looks very official) appears full screen and a recording states that the FBI has locked your computer for violating federal law, then on the screen it says that you have either downloaded copyright material illegally or have viewed/distributed child porn and that you must pay the fine within 72 hours or criminal charges will be pressed. Needless to say I kinda freaked and called the FBI field office in Oklahoma City and was assured they weren't coming for me but that this was indeed a virus. A tech had to come to the office and it took him 2 hours to capture the virus and clean my computer, he said it probably invaded from one of the random ads that appear one of the pages I viewed Monday morning; that I didn't even have to open the ad for the virus to get it. So anyway, he said it is all over the world so I'm alerting all my SBF friends, and also letting you know of course I am behind with comments on my challenges and group and that I will catch up as soon as possible...Dawn
Dec 13, 2012
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Grandma M says:
Ooooooops but glad you are back up and running
Dec 14, 2012
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Xguern66 says:
So glad the FBI came to your rescue - I'm sure we will all keep a look out for that nasty.
Dec 15, 2012
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BB's Memories says:
thanks for the info hugs brenda
Dec 15, 2012
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Craftypoly says:
Thanks for the heads up Dawn, will try to avoid this virus x
Dec 15, 2012
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Betty Boop says:
Thanks for the heads up ..hate those things..and don't understand why people create them to start with ...
Dec 19, 2012
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